Here we go with week two of rehearsal and already the dramatic sparks are flying. In the morning we looked some early scenes in the play; the internecine family quarrels of the Herod household are shaping up to be very tasty indeed. The afternoon’s work centred more on individual characters- We began to look at and choose items of costume. There were plenty of useful tips for a fashion illiterate like me (apparently burnt umber doesn’t go with anything). Slowly the characters are emerging and details like the right hang of a dress and the correct piece of Jewellery can be vital to the process.