Blogs dated April 2012

Moving to Stratford

April 27, 2012

On the 23rd of October we moved to Stratford, which would now be our homes until 10th March the following year. I rent a small Victorian cottage from the RSC which is a mere six minutes walk from the theatre.

by James Hayes  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Hunger Games

April 27, 2012

Sorry it's been so long since my last blog! It is getting quite hectic now, as is normal in rehearsals as more new ideas are thrown about and more roles are being cast.

by Andrew French  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Visiting Stratford

April 25, 2012
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Nearing the end of rehearsals with complete acts and longer sections of the play being run, the company work rises to a new intensity.

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Grisly wood-cuts

April 24, 2012
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Greg employs a much-used RSC device. We are each asked to pick some aspect of 16th and 17th historical life and events that are relevant to the production.

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Written in London

April 20, 2012

Greg has arranged a tour of St Paul's Cathedral for us. We are met by the canon chancellor Giles Fraser, a warm open-faced, balding man, fizzing with energy and the exact opposite to the kind of modern cleric I had expected to meet.

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Taking shape

April 17, 2012

Rehearsals are now in full swing. The production takes shape.

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Ease and confidence

April 14, 2012
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Rehearsing the opening scene and having a lot of bitchy fun.

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'He's so good, he's a damn bit frightening.'

April 12, 2012

We are currently two weeks into rehearsals at the Clapham studios in balmy South London and things are moving on apace.

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Making changes

April 12, 2012
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I notice that the front page of the text we are using says - Sixth Draft, first version. David Edgar is continually making changes to the play.

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Rain

April 11, 2012
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Rehearsals are moving fluidly now. Greg decides to start the opening scene with the entering characters soaked in rain.

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