Rehearsals

Reflecting on Rehearsals

February 24, 2011

Now that the show is up and running, it’s great to see the fruits of rehearsal labour flourishing, and reflect on everything I’ve gained from my experiences as assistant director. Fevered Sleep serve children with the same dignity, respect, and high regard, that you would keep in mind for an adult audience. No detail is [...]

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Make a paper boat – with Fevered Sleep

February 10, 2011

Want to make your own paper boat, as used in the performance of And the Rain Falls Down? Crafty company stage manager Beth will show you how. All you need is a single sheet of A4 paper. Simple! We’d love to see pictures of your own paper boats. Post them in the comments or email [...]

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Rehearsal project with nurseries

February 9, 2011

Yesterday Ethelred Nursery and today Triangle Nursery came for a visit to our rehearsal. Even though we are nearing the end of our devising and rehearsing process it is still important to keep checking in with our clients! i.e the 3 and 4 year olds who will be our audience. From the shrieks of delight as the [...]

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Rehearsing with water – video interview

February 9, 2011

Karina and Carl, the two wonderful performers in And the Rain Falls Down, talk about the joys of performing in a show that uses so much water! Experience the highs and the lows… and find out how important it is to have a can of pop on standby.

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A Bit More About The Show

February 2, 2011

And the Rain Falls Down is part of a trilogy of projects that have been inspired by the daily rituals of a child’s life.   Our very first project for children, Feast your Eyes, explored stories of food and eating, and broke the mealtime rule that you shouldn’t play with your food.  More recently, Brilliant explored [...]

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Aquatic Adventures

January 31, 2011

From moist, to soaked, to swimming; the performers in And The Rain falls Down have experienced every possible level of wetness in the first week of rehearsals. They have been well cared for with towels and robes on hand. It’s perhaps more physically challenging that your average performance to work with water, but also looks [...]

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First days of rehearsal

January 27, 2011

No time has been wasted on the first couple of days of rehearsal for And The Rain Falls Down, warm-up games kicked off straight away with everyone including the director and stage managers involved, and with the set fully erected beforehand, actors were able to rehearse with the waterworks from day one. As assistant director it is fascinating [...]

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Ingredients for a Show

January 25, 2011

A watertight set Light Music, played on a double bass Memories of playing in the bath when we were children (and of puddles, hosepipes, waterpistols, stepping stones, rainstorms) (memories of puddles, hosepipes, waterpistols, stepping stones, rainstorms and bath-time from when we were adults) Two lovely performers, willing to get soaking wet A marvellous stage management [...]

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