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DIARY WEEK 3

Grace's Blog - 11th September 2012

Monday
We had Graham warming us up as we don't have Marcello for a couple of days. Then we started to go slowly through the show and stage the scenes. We managed to get through all of Act One. We also had Simon the composer come in and watch the end of the play (as he couldn't stay for it all on Saturday), and this gave him timings for the end pieces of his music. Read more…

DIARY WEEK 3

Paula's Blog - 11th September 2012

Oh, dear, Dear Diary's late!

Last week we spent a lot of time on what we're calling the soundscape. There is music and there are various sound effects that run alongside the dialogue, and they add to the atmosphere and help us to create different environments without having to drag heavy furniture around the stage to denote a change of scene. This means the action can move…

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DIARY WEEK 3

Paul's Blog - 9th September 2012

Monday 3rd  September

Slightly different day today… Marcello has left us for a few days and Graham took the warm up session. This was an hour long session of what we could start to think about as a company warm up while we are "on the road" it consists of stretching, easing tension spots, working on the voice and articulation, very helpful as I have …

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DIARY WEEK 2

Paula's Blog - 1st September 2012

The second week begins as I am fitted for a couture gown which has been specially created by Giovanni Bedin of The House of Worth! The idea is that we’ll get a glimpse, in a publicity photograph, of the grand dress that Miss Havisham may have worn on her wedding day.

As you probably know, the story of Great Expectations begins many, many years after the day that Miss Havisha…

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DIARY WEEK 2

Paul's Blog - 1st September 2012

Monday 27th August

Bank Holiday Monday…line learning and consolidation from last week… oh and a nice lunch out ;-))

Tuesday 28th August

Big day all returning to rehearsal room and an "old fashioned read through" with production people etc hearing the script read out loud. It seemed apparent to me that …

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