Day 1 of final rehearsal week is over. We managed to do a whole run of the show in the space to identify which areas need work. The set has now arrived ready for us to incorporate it into performance and bring it to life.
Today we had the help of Gail our costume designer and she brought in the costumes ready to be tried on. Ruth came in to get us physically warm for a long day of rehearsals, she also helped us work on Mama Glow to ensure that the material we are using was incorporated effectively. We also had Francoise to get us vocally warm ready for rehearsals outside.
When blocking the performance outside today we became unbelievably aware of how much extra energy is needed when performing outside. It’s so hard to maintain stamina when you have to project your voice so the whole audience can hear you. We also had to adapt to the space today, using as much as possible.
We also got to see a piece of pre-show that the second years have created for our performance. It is a sensory experience for children aged 0-5. They used many different materials, including bubbles, to create a complete sensory experience exploring the themes of the show. It is so effective because it is completely engaging and reflect our show perfectly. And with our group being the test audience we were all big kids when it came to the bubbles! 🙂
Some photos from today…