As we near the end of the year . It’s always good to look back – not in anger -as Playwright John Osborne and 90’s Super Band Oasis – would say – but to look back and wonder (bit like Alice ) at all that has come to pass in Spires Land ? As I
Sometimes ” Acting” feels a bit like this picture. Frustrating , stressful , inhibiting and mind clogging . Sometimes we can get a bit lost, as to what to do “on stage” . Where to go and who to turn to ? It’s not easy to say to someone ” …you can act …but you
A journey is not just measured in miles completed , but in the signs along the way that make you see the road differently . Sorry to interrupt the current Spires Odyssey but there were a few signs of difficulty appearing and I thought a little pause might be in order . Time to stop
“Infectious” , that’s what I’d use to describe the current atmosphere in the WHALE Spires space . Infectious , engaging , heart warming and really makes you feel like going through a more intensive show-process is so worthwhile , especially when the cast really want to learn , to grow , to push the boundaries
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Sorry really bad pun ! ( bit of lateral whaling thinking to get it .) Actually not a nice image at all , if we think about the cruel way , whales and seals , and all other animals are hunted and treated all over the globe. Which brings me swiftly round to EARTH HOUR
Tavauvuussi Suurusit ! “Greetings to you from the morning-filled home of your Whale Director ! ” Below are some images , that I think came out of Tuedays rehearsals . They will be useful for establishing character : A baby Raven An old Inuit couple An older Raven An Inuit Kayak A great whaling Ship
” I realise how strong the Whale Cast can be…” ( with harder work and making things ” like voice ” important! ) Once more unto the breach dear friends My RSC T-shirt was on , and I was back into rehearsal mode on Saturday , with what could be a talented cast A Cast
I feel an ice berg coming on ! Not just because one show case is set around the Arctic, but because we have 2 showcases to get ready for May . The reality of the gargantuan Task has just sunk in , as if casting s for both shows and worked out the rehearsals .
As we begin work on our environmental-styled theatre showcase – it’s sometimes good to get some all round perspective on things: This World of Ours is no exception . It’s easy to switch off from the globe and all its problems , easier still to think , that kind of thing doesn’t affect you ,