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Day Thirty One

Day Thirty One

24/06/2020

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In Rehearsals - A Splinter of Ice - Blog 1

In Rehearsals - A Splinter of Ice - Blog 1

It is almost exactly a year since the theatres closed and the country went into our first lockdown. When those theatres closed I had to close two productions and with hundreds of thousands of pounds lost and two companies of actors and stage managers made redundant over night. At that point it was more than likely that we might never produce another play. 

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In Rehearsals - A Splinter of Ice - Blog 2

In Rehearsals - A Splinter of Ice - Blog 2

‘It’s almost normal…except it’s not’.

We are costume fitting this morning, and Siobhan our costume supervisor is commenting on the fact that she is currently presenting the actors not only in masks but to a director who is sat in his living room in Perth and a designer in his farmhouse (over a terrible internet connection) in the south of France both kept out of the rehearsal room due to Covid. Almost the definition of ‘the new normal’.

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In Rehearsal - A Splinter of Ice - Blog 3

In Rehearsal - A Splinter of Ice - Blog 3

The joy and frustration about making theatre during this period of lockdown has been just as you adapt to a new way of doing things the world changes and you are re-adapting all over again. You simply cannot sit back on the laurels of the previous show- rather each new show brings with it new innovations and challenges.

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