Tuesday 22nd May 2012. 7.30pm. The Jetty. Act Two - first half.
|Jesus is brought before Herod, the attractive chap seated|
Thursday 24th May 2012. 7.30pm. The Jetty. Act Two - second half.
|Placing the crown of thorns - just prior to the Road to Calvary|
Friday 25th May 2012. 10am. The Auditorium. Get in - part one.
It's a little early to get in a show - some six and a bit weeks prior to first night - but we had a good reason (and permission) to add something to the Quay stage early. These were two bits of wood which are to guide the cross (to be made of two ladders) up the back wall of the stage. It took a bit longer to do than Keith (our stage manager) and I planned, primarily as we lacked rawle plugs and had to pop out to get some. I hope our budget will stretch to such extreme spending.
Sunday 27th May 2012. 11am. The Auditorium. The Crucifixion.
|Note the two bits of wood, top.|
This rehearsal was split into two parts - the running of the words and basic actions (complete with a coned off safety cordon and high visibly jackets for the workers) and then the physical work of raising the cross. This involved a lot of discussion, practice, debate and general mulling over the practical problem of getting something from the horizontal to the vertical. We came up with a number of proposals as to the final lifting, to be put in place for the next dedicated crucifixion rehearsal in a fortnights time, for which the finished cross will be ready.
Tuesday 29th May 2012. 7.30pm. The Jetty. Act One - first half, again.
Well, that's us up to date with rehearsals - more to come soon as the adventure continues. More rehearsal snaps below - in no particular order.