My name is David Bowman, I play The Herald, here is my blog!
This week we have reached an exciting time tin rehearsals, the point where the show is just starting to take shape. We are setting scenes, finding the nuance and humour in our characters, and realising the choreographer’s vison in our dances. It is a time I have always loved in the rehearsal process where anything is still possible but we start to see glimpses of what will become the highlights of the show.
Monday this week was also the day when we found out that our new Monday night rehearsal space is a children’s nursery during the day! There were toys and costumes, and puppets, story books, and a nice note from the staff, and we had so much fun we almost forgot we had to rehearse! See the pictures if you don’t believe me! Once we got going I was pleased to be set in my first dance of the show.
In Frosted I play the supporting part of The Herald. When you have one of the smaller parts in a show you get great opportunities for cameos, but often miss out on a bit of the chorus dance banter. So I was pleased to get in on this one and throw some energetic, but defined, shapes under the expert, and ever patient, guidance of our choreographer Fay.
On Wednesday we were setting scenes, with many laughs to be had, particularly, but not exclusively, in the comedy scenes. With a few people missing I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to play multiple diverse parts simultaneously in colourful fashion.
We always laugh a lot at these rehearsals which is great fun but also good for the show, as for good stage comedy to work it is essential to get the giggles out of the way beforehand. Hopefully come opening night we can leave those to you in the audience!
If this week is anything to go by, it is shaping up to be a great show, with; A script that is original and extremely witty, Music that is catchy and occasionally surprisingly touching, Dancing that is lively and fun, And a cast that are talented, energetic and thoroughly lovely bunch of people!
Booking is now open so why not get that order in, bag those front row seats and I’ll see you at the theatre!
Tickets for Frosted are now available to book.
Thurs 19th to Sat 21st January 2017 at 7.30 p.m. & Matinee on Sat 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 2.30 p.m.
** Sign interpreted performance on Sunday 22nd January 2016 **
£14 Full/£11 Concessions. Please ring 0844 414 2731 Or email SMPTickets@hotmail.com to book.
Online booking and payment is now available via our website www.smptheatre.co.uk