|Troll with Georgina Blackledge|
I actually enjoy rehearsing with other people, but I can be a little indecisive at the first few rehearsals. I'll make a whole list of ideas and then slowly dismiss them as we go along, till I have some idea where we're going. And then I'll talk a lot about stuff that is almost to do with the piece, but not quite. Like unfortunate subtexts.
|Sophie Morris-Sheppard with Troll|
I, however, keep stopping rehearsals to point out a resonance in a line I hadn't noticed before. It doesn't help because it's a resonance I want suppressed, but it does make me chuckle and I can't resist pointing out something amusing. Along with any mistake in the text that I've only just noticed.
So, roughly speaking, I'm a rambling, shambling mess at present - but I don't think I'd do it any other way. The work seems to be good, even if I'm not looking or sounding my best. I get to spend many hours with lovely, professional people and so too, hopefully, will you - when you come and see the show, again and again and again...
In two weeks time the last tryouts will be over, it'll be eyes down for London. We'll know once and for all what needs to change, what needs to remain the same. Then the fun really begins.
|Troll at Work|
Milk Bottle Productions Presents...
The Natural History of Trolls
Written and Performed by Robert Crighton, plus Special Guests
SUFFOLK TRYOUT -
Sunday 20th November at 7.30pm
Tickets £7 / £6 Friends of the Quay
The Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury
Box Office: 01787 374 745
LONDON RUN -
Tuesday 29th November to Friday 23rd December 2011
Tickets £12 / £10 concessions
Tuesday to Saturday starts at 7.30pm – doors open 7.15pm. Sunday at 7pm, doors open 6.45pm.
Box Office: 020 8932 4747
Barons Court Theatre, “The Curtain’s Up”, 28A Comeragh Road W14
Nearest Tube: Barons Court (Piccadilly/District Lines)