Beginning to rehearse

Rehearsals for this summer’s production, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gardens…”, began this week with some of the cast gathering and reviewing their scripts.  I went along to see how things were shaping up and found the actors marking up their scripts and exploring what their characters are trying to achieve with each line.

Marking up scripts

Marking up scripts

Then it was straight into the scenes.  First with the script in front…

Rehearsing with scripts

Rehearsing with scripts

… and then taking the leap to running through the scene without the scripts – and the comedy came alive!

Feeling the freedom of being scriptless

Feeling the freedom of being scriptless

At times I was laughing so much the photos were coming out all blurry.  It is amazing the how quickly the characters take shape once the actors put the paper down and start to focus on interacting with each other.

Interacting

Interacting

As this scene is so funny already, it is going to be absolutely hilarious by January.  I can’t wait to see the audience in stitches.

A Funny Thing Happened… Rehearsal Schedule

Hi all

Click here to download the updated Rehearsal schedule for A Funny Thing Happened… between now and Xmas. If you are down for any dates/times that you can’t make please contact Kate or Sarah ASAP.

This schedule will be kept up to date so if there are any changes as we go you can always find the latest version here.