Blogs dated May 2012

Going to town

May 4, 2012

At the after-show party Thelma Holt, both a highly respected West End Producer and an RSC Associate Producer is extremely enthusiastic about the play and says she wants to 'Take it into Town'.

by James Hayes  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Press Night

May 4, 2012

Unlike no other night in the run Press Night is nearly always edgy. Nerves emerge. Big displacement activities are put in motion to assuage them. Usually a speech from the director exhorting us to forget/ignore the press - 'don't read the notices'!

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The tech

May 1, 2012

I don't enjoy techs. Some actors say they love them. We go over entrances, exits, technical business, again and again and again. We can spend an hour changing from one scene to another.

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