It has been wonderful watching this production come together.
I get excited enough rehearsing with the actors, watching the characters and their relationships take form, but when we get onto the stage and the set grows around us, the costumes and props appear, then the lights and music…I guess what I’m trying to say is that even though I know how the magic works, it still gets me every time!
My heartfelt thanks to the generous people of the Sewell Barn who have given their time and talents to this production.
So, for a while now, I’ve been considering writing a blog based on my job(s) – drama tutor, performer, theatre director and writer – and today I took the plunge.
A bit about myself.
Day-job – I’m currently working for the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich as Education Manager for Mad Red Theatre School, providing high quality theatre skills training for ages 6-84 years. I manage the classes, find tutors, plan the syllabus, teach and more.
Directing – in April I begin rehearsals for Tony Marchant’s ‘The Attractions’ at Norwich’s Sewell Barn Theatre. I’ve wanted to direct this play for a long, long time. Since I was young enough to perform in it.
Writing – I’m learning to write comedy sets and developing themed acts with a local comedy actress. The character she has created is starting to really take off, and we find ourselves under mounting pressure to create enough material for forthcoming events.
A couple of years ago I had an idea for a children’s story about a boy and his giant spider. I haven’t written a story since I left drama school so it’s taking a while to be happy with it. I want to do to ‘properly’ as eventually I’d like to get published. My gorgeous partner recently suggested I turn it into a children’s play (well, they did it with Charlotte’s Web, so someone out there makes giant spider costumes), so that’s yet another project I have tucked away in the back of my mind.