I love rehearsing. It’s probably my favourite way to spend my time, which is lucky as it’s a huge part of my job! I love the focus a really good company has in rehearsal and how everyday issues melt away in the challenge and fun of exploring a text or devising a show – discovering the best way to tell stories.
I’ve been very fortunate with my last (ELART Productions’ All the World’s A Stage – Shakespeare/Rucastle) and current show (The Rose Company’s Iphigenia – Lady Jane Lumley) to have 2 willing – and able – photographers to capture some rehearsal moments. Do take a look:
Introducing Iphigenia to her baby brother Orestes!
Some directing – at least, I think that’s what I’m doing.
Clytemnestra and Senex
Clytemnestra and Achilles
Agamemnon confronted by Iphigenia and Clytemnestra
Clytemnestra and Chorus
Iphigenia and Agamemnon
The Mechanicals dance.
Looks like I want to join in! (I didn’t.)
Directing the dance.
Lord Capulet – scary!
Waiting in the wings (well, sort of)
The witches (trying to fly?)
Portia- deep in thought
All the World’s A Stage
Applauding my own show!
“Our revels now are ended.”
Waiting to dance
Pyramus and Moon
The Mechanicals perform
Wall, Pyramus and Thisbe
The Mechanicals prepare
Portia, Antonio and Bassanio
Cleopatra on the run.
Cleopatra on the attack
The Rose’s Company’s Iphigenia happens in 9 days from now, so lots more rehearsal hours beckon.
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