This weekend the team were going through their paces working around a scene that involved some very intense passages of the play. The team are well ahead since I was last able to visit and I have to say the scene was flowing. The scenes were gripping and I hung on to every word. The day was punctuated with a lot of humour which made the day all the more enjoyable for me just looking in. My task for the hour or so that I was at the theatre, was to try and capture a few portrait shots for the arts team to put the promotional material together. Their is a lot of material to work with and hopefully although they aren’t really edited they can give the team a feel of how the directors idea may come together and maybe a few of these can be used, their are still a couple of images to take of the rest of the team but it’s starting to come together I think.
Albion House threw it’s doors open today so that the general public could have a wander around the ground floor of the building. Their wasn’t much to see of the old building but still nice to be inside a building steeped in history.
The latest rehearsal from Burjesta included only two of the cast who were being taken through one part of the play which centred around a train station. In this scene no words were spoken, it was about the actors trying to navigate their way around the station platforms. The amount of work that went in to getting something without spoken words to work was quite incredible.
Something I as a mere spectator, who when I go to see a play takes such things for granted it really is an eye opener as to how much it actually takes to get the actions just right. The actors involved went over and over the scene until they were all happy with the outcome. The comical element in the script worked well and the newly learnt Noh techniques added just what was needed for myself to understand what was happening with the scene given no text was being used.