Friday, 1 June 2012

Maria revived

Even by my standards, it's been a busy few weeks.  Something was bound to slip through the net.  Turns out it was Maria.

This is a tad embarrassing.

We are doing a reprise of Act 2 Scene 5 at Gateshead tomorrow as part of the RSC's Open Stages programme.  That's the scene when Malvolio gets the duplicitous letter from Maria and steadily convinces himself the Olivia is in love with him.  It will, admittedly, be fun to get back into Maria's go-for-it head again.  Wish I'd remembered sooner.  Even more more importantly, wish I'd read the relevant email properly.  There is another stage to this Open Stages malarky.  One of the four groups performing tomorrow will head onwards to another performance in Stratford no less.

We've just done a rough refresher rehearsal but will finalise tomorrow as it is a very different stage.  Will be fun.  I think.  45 minutes rehearsal in the space will be fine.  Tomorrow I need to load up the car with garden furniture and my costume and try to find Gateshead.



  1. Are you also doing the bit where he shows up cross-gartered? "How now, my babcock? How dost thou... chuck?" <- one of my favorite lines. I REALLY need to start using it as a standard greeting.

    Anyway, break legs.

  2. Hi Amanda .. you sure are busy .. such fun to read though - looking forward to hearing more in due course.

    Good luck is all I can say ... cheers Hilary

  3. Good luck Amanda Know you will give a great performance and hope you thouroughly enjoy it x

  4. *crawls out from his hiding place, blinks at the harsh light, and crawls back into the dark again*