Monthly Archives: September 2013

September 30th Photo of the Day

September 30th Photo of the Day

Spanish Tragedy Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Blue Elephant Theatre 24th September – 19th October.

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September 30, 2013 · 10:13 pm

September 29th Photo of the Day

Spanish Tragedy Photo of the Day

Spanish Tragedy Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Blue Elephant Theatre 24th September – 19th October.

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September 29, 2013 · 10:04 am

September 28th Photo of the Day

September 28th Photo of the Day

Spanish Tragedy Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Blue Elephant Theatre 24th September – 19th October.

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September 28, 2013 · 10:03 am

September 27th Photo of the Day

September 27th Photo of the Day

Spanish Tragedy Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Blue Elephant Theatre 24th September – 19th October.

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September 27, 2013 · 10:02 am

Spanish Tragedy Opening Night

Anticipation was in the air on Thursday when we met at the Blue Elephant for notes and rehearsals, with everyone getting excited about opening night. The work through the day was focused and in-depth: really starting to hone and polish particular sections, and to pull apart and re-explore some that needed a bit of rejuvenation. A lot of interesting discoveries are still being made in this process and it keeps getting more and more interesting to plumb the depths of Mr Kyd’s work. With some new ideas and perspectives on the scenes under their belts, the actors prepared for opening night with a company warm-up led by cast-member Suzie, our newly nominated movement captain. The energy in the room was palpable as the audience filtered in and the show began. The company really went full-throttle and what an exciting opening night it was! New peaks and troughs, new colour and different angles were found while keeping the pace, clarity and structure that has started to truly emerge. Hopefully we will go on making new discoveries like these throughout the run, keeping the production fresh and innovative for both the actors and audiences. What an exhausting and wonderful week it’s been – much deserved drinks were enjoyed by all after the show, as we toasted Thomas Kyd for writing this marvellous play!

EC

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September 26th Photo of the Day

September 26th Photo of the Day

Spanish Tragedy Production photo taken by Adam Trigg
Blue Elephant Theatre 24th September – 19th October.

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September 26, 2013 · 10:00 am

Spanish Tragedy Second Preview

The second preview for ‘The Spanish Tragedy’ at the Blue Elephant Theatre! And what a preview it was. Despite another long day for all the actors, they managed to find their inner energy and pull out a great performance. By all accounts, today’s performance was a huge step towards tomorrow’s opening night. With the interest of tying everything together with a punchy storyline and attempting to get the show into 90 minutes, a few cuts were made after last night’s performance. After an intense notes session, we proceeded to work on the scenes affected from the cuts – scenes prior and after the cut scenes. As soon as a few scenes from the middle of the play were taken out, the pace of the production accelerated with great speed. In addition to these improvements, we continued work on that beastly play-within-the-play. If I say so myself, I cannot get enough of it! Our brilliant company of actors have managed to make the audience want to egg on Hieronimo’s killing spree – and if that is not a compliment to the actors, I do not know what is! Excited about tomorrow’s press night, and the drinks afterwards!

SP

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