Blogs by Youssef Kerkour

Five star holiday

March 21, 2013
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I toured a show to Singapore once. They put us up in a five star hotel and we were treated like royalty. I happened to be there on my 24th birthday and when I came down to hand in my keys at the front desk they wished me a Happy Birthday.

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Selling out

February 26, 2013
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Well that went well! Press night was amazing and now we're practically sold out. It's a nice feeling. Every show from now on will have a full house watching it.

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A Life of Galileo previews

February 15, 2013
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Well that's preview number three down and dusted. We're changing lots everyday. Our call is usually 11am for notes and then we work through different bits. Same routine as always.

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'Harsh and awesome'

February 8, 2013
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It's snowing. It's very cold outside and inhospitable and difficult to navigate. The rehearsal rooms are a 22 minute walk away from my digs on a normal day but with the snow and ice it takes 32 minutes.

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True learning

January 23, 2013
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It's amazing to think that in the 1600s, when you called someone a scholar, then that person was assumed to be an expert on many different subjects.

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The universe and everything

January 8, 2013
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The universe is a fascinating place when you really start to look at it. Mystery and revelation swim hand in hand way up there in the dark.

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Harmony

December 20, 2012
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A flock of geese. Flying in a V. You know why they do that? The aerodynamics of flight mean that the one up front beating the air creates a drag and the goose behind rides that slip stream thereby using about half the effort.

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Understudying Boris

December 19, 2012
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So the Boris Godunov understudy run happened and I'm alive to tell the tale. We had two days to fit it all in to place on stage. The backstage area was like a warzone...

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'She's peaked'

December 7, 2012
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There's a silence in the crisp cool air today. My usual walk to work along the Avon is almost unrecognizable. That flowing water; the source of so much inspiration and comfort for us actors has given too much.

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Life in the fast lane

November 29, 2012
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As I write this, we are on preview number seven of Boris Godunov. We have yet to perform any scene the same way two nights in a row. Things are changing every day. This can be a little confusing.

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