31st May & 1st June 2014 - World Premiere!
After a final week in the rehearsal room in May, we packed our bags and travelled up to see our friends at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, for the world premiere of the show at Wheee! International Children's Festival. The sun shone, we had fantastic audiences with lots of interaction and great feedback.
It's brilliant to finally perform the show to real live audiences - we learnt a lot and have some exciting ideas for how to develop the work over the summer. We're now looking forward to making a start with some of this before our next gig at Bristol Harbourside Festival on July 20th.
1st May 2014 - Prop Making
4th April 2014 - Work in Progress showing
Today we ran the ENTIRE show to a specially invited audience of theatre friends and families, and were made up with how well it went. People seemed engaged with the subject matter, the characters, and the way we tell the story, and most importantly, we have now go some very detailed feedback which will be invaluable as we enter the last stage of our rehearsals. Lucy and Truan performed phenomenally well, remembering all their moves and cues, whilst sweating enough to prove that they were definitely working hard! There's still a way to go for the show to be ready for it's first outing in 7 weeks' time (aargh!), but we're chuffed to bits with the outcome of this week, and want to say a massive than you to Shona and all the team at Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham for making us so at home this week, and giving us the perfect space in which to play.
26th February 2014 - Rehearsal video!
Take a peek at what we've been up to in the rehearsal room this month with the video below. Big thanks to the entire creative team for working until they were no longer sure they were creative at all, and Alex at Raise Films for the edit.
21st February 2014 - Rehearsals
We've been back in rehearsal this week, and what a week it's been! One of the biggest pleasures has been to have our composer, Matt Marks, working alongside the performers during improvisations. The beautiful music he's creating gives a depth and richness to the action, and there's a certain excitement in the air when the theatre, circus and music are all working together.
We've also been lucky enough to have Bim Mason contributing dramaturgically to the show, holding our hands through certain phases and shoving us in the right direction through others. Bim taught Cat, lucy and Truan for two years at Circomedia, and our knowledge of each other's little foibles and quirks is helping to move the process along at an exhilarating speed.
29th January 2014 - Storyboard
How to make a show with just 23 pieces of paper...
19th January 2014 - Photoshoot
Today we went to the beach! Clevedon, about 45 minutes away from Bristol, was the perfect location to take pictures with which we can start advertising the show, and there really was only a small chance of showers today, with beautiful sun prevailing. Many thanks to Lucy and Truan for going barefoot on the beach in January, and JoE Clarke for being the man who can with a series of impressive cameras. Show image to follow SOON!
11th January 2014 - Moodboard
The spirit of creativity is upon us (or perhaps Cat has been reading too many Beautiful Home magazines), and so we've been creating a moodboard to help us understand the aesthetic of the show. This has also been really useful for determining colour and fabrics for costumes, which were bought this week in preparation for our day out at the beach with the wonderful photographer JoE Clarke. Check out some of his other work here: