Much Ado Blog – The blocking stages.

Hello , i’m David and am directing the show. It is an honour and privilege to have been asked to take the helm for this exciting production, which will mark my ninth as director for the group. It seems amazing to think that all those years ago in 2006 these wonderful people first took a chance on fresh faced 25 year old, brimming with slightly outlandish ideas for staging theatre.

It’s been an amazing journey, with so many wonderful experiences, even if there has been the odd tense moment – I’m very proud of what we have achieved together. One of the great strengths of this company is their capacity to develop new creative talent and it is an honour to be working with longstanding friends and fellow cast members Joseph Krajewski and Kate Sanders on their 1st and 2nd shows respectively as Choreographer and Musical Director – I’m very excited to see what they bring to this!

That said the last two weeks have been all about setting and blocking the scenes of this fantastic play, making sure it is ready to receive the input of song, dance and staging. It is wonderful to work together on Musical Theatre balancing all the many inputs, but it is also really great when, as a Director, you get time to get really stuck into the actor’s interpretation of a piece without any other distractions.

We have laughed, we have cried, we have laughed until we cried – there has even been some rolling around on the floor! We have been able to really get under the skin of Shakespeare’s engaging creations and make them our own, and with this talented cast it has been a joy to do so. By the end of last week we were running the current adaptation in its entirety, and it’s looking great! Good enough in fact that we’re already considering what more we can add later in the process to take it even further.

I, for one, am very excited to see what transpires, if you want to experience this amazing evening of theatre, all you need do is get those tickets in now – I promise you won’t regret it, or forget it!

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