23rd July 2011
Today's blog was written by David.
Saturday arrived, and with it came my opportunity to become director of A Bird In Your Ear for the day — well, the morning at least. The first thing I wanted to do was to get going with some improvisation games such as the Alphabet Game and Questions Only. This helped get everyone up, laughing and especially thinking from the word go — all of which they would need for what I was to unleash upon them for the Royal Rendezvous story... Without giving too much away, I felt we did really well with all the running about and quick thinking.
Everyone commented that this particular story was a hilarious one to rehearse, and I know that the energy and enthusiasm will come across in the final show at least as much as with the other stories! By the end of the day, we all felt more confident in our knowledge of the stories, as we cemented our progress with full run-throughs in the afternoon. LJ particularly enjoyed being a man in a story called simply, The Thingy — although perhaps she enjoyed that a bit too much...!
Tallulah took some time out from set-building on the Artrix stage to see what we'd done so far. In return, we got to see what she'd been up to, and we all admitted that her work on the trees was absolutely amazing! The tree we saw was a structure of chicken wire and moslin, looking ghostly, ethereal and absolutely brilliant all in one. We're all looking forward to next week, when we can all get stuck in with the other stories and helping Tallulah with the material side of the production.
All in all, a really fantastic day. Roll on next week!