The sun is out, the sky is blue, there’s not a cloud in sight to spoil the view, but its raining. Raining in my heart. Well, that’s not strictly true, there’s no rain but a big hoorah for the weather! Everything seems so much better when the sun’s out - unless you’re allergic to sunlight or a snowman of course, in which in case I can imagine it being quite unpleasant.
I’m getting into more of a fortnightly blog simply because I’m juggling quite a few things at the moment and haven’t found the time to sit down and transfer my ramblings to the web. I’ve been busy with NYT in development of a new show for Christmas which is very exciting and have recently started assistant choreographing at a rather marvellous open air theatre in an equally marvellous Royal park - as well as keeping going with auditions, which have been good and generally trying to enjoy life and not become a frighteningly dull social recluse. So far, so good.
The development project with NYT was a great insight into all the work that goes on before us mere actors get a glimpse of the script. We were fortunate to have a fantastic workshop cast who were a massive asset in bringing the story to life, confirming beautiful moments of the play and helping to solve scenes that perhaps didn’t work so well. We’re now waiting for a new draft of the script and looking to confirm the cast - I’m sure it will be a great addition to their 2009 season which will be announced very soon….! Shameless plug, apologies.
I’ve spent the last week in the beautiful surroundings of Regents Park in rehearsals for Much Ado About Nothing. I’m extremely privileged to be assisting the choreographer and so far even the mild morning after aches and sweaty vests are doing nothing to dissuade me from loving it. And this brings me, rather neatly, onto my main point: the almighty crossover!