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Riot Girls!

This week’s rehearsals have been really exciting – counting down to the point where everyone in the cast will have rehearsed at least one scene (just two more people to go!). On Sunday our biggest group of actors so far … Continue reading

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Thus falls Caesar

Last week’s rehearsals were ones of great contrast. On Sunday we focussed on Brutus at home.  Her relationships with her secretary, Lucius, and her wife, Portia.  We also looked at the scene with Ligarius and briefly at the street scene … Continue reading

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Different strokes for different folks

So finally a rehearsal with the man himself: Julius Caesar. I had called JC, Calpurnia and Mark Antony to look at some early scenes in the play. Calpurnia is an interesting character.  Why is she there? What does she add? … Continue reading

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Surfing on a wave of something else entirely…

One minute I’m at the Southside Pub Quiz following up our team’s immaculate positioning mid-leader board (no-one wants to actually WIN a pub quiz surely?) with what felt like a doctor’s surgery of visitors to our table wanting to talk … Continue reading

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The challenges of a collaborative artistic process – 1st Rehearsal

You can plan for a lot of things in a rehearsal process. I certainly believe in planning.  I had sent an email to the cast telling them what I expected and what to expect of the first rehearsal.  I had … Continue reading

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Sometimes talent really isn’t enough

.. to get you the role you want. Which, with my actor’s hat on is rather reassuring.  With my director’s hat on I find it slightly sad! Last Saturday I saw nearly 30 people at auditions for the Southside Players’ … Continue reading

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