Blackbird by David Harrower - OUCH the bruises
18th April 2012
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So Holly and Steve are down to comparing theatrical injuries.  Bruise comparison is quite common in the theatre.  Us thespians like to suffer for our art, but not silently!  When have you ever known us to be silent?

Monday night was 'fight night' (makes a change from Saturday night being alright for a fight).  Tussle/fight scenes always require a lengthy rehearsal process, particularly in this play, when the audience will literally be on top of us.  It is like choreographing a dance routine, only a tad more dangerous! 

Slow but sure is the rule.  Break every, grab, hit, throw into tiny small segments, is always my motto.  However, if any of you had been in our auditorium on Monday night you would have found yourselves having a chair thrown at you - slight misjudgement from Holly!

There a few 'action' segements in Blackbird, and we will proceed to run through every one we have choreographed, at the beginning of each rehearsal, so it becomes safe and realistic (we hope!).

In the meantime, I will expect a 'you show me yours, and I'll show you mine' at forthcoming rehearsals - bruises that is! 

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