The end of week 2 has brought injuries and achievements alike. The whole company managed to get the ball in the bin first attempt – shows what you can achieve when you focus, listen and work together! It was also great to see the ensemble spirit in a game that left company members battered, bruised and Gavin even popped a rib – but all were determined not to leave a company member behind. We finished the week with a double day, Lear in the morning and Dido in the afternoon.We’re moving steadily through the text, which can be dense at times, but as Ricky says we’d rather spend the time and do it properly. I tell you what though, Lear looks set to be explosive.
However, where Lear explodes, Dido corrodes. I have to say I’m very excited to bring Dido to an audience who might have never seen or heard of the play previously – I hadn’t! – and show them what a fantastic and important playwright Christopher Marlowe is. So we’ve got to make sure we do him justice! Bring on next week.
Day 10, the final day of week two. Today we carried on exploring both Lear and Dido. The first half of the day was dedicated to Lear and ended with a consolidation of what we have created with the text so far. It was great to see and to get a feel of how the show will run at the Greenwich, but there’s still lots more to do!