Macbeth – how much do you remember?

The most common response I get when I tell people we’re in the final stages of preparing for Macbeth is a proud rendition of “bubble, bubble toil and trouble!” followed by a proud grin that they remember some Shakespeare from their school days. The most common response I get when I tell people that I…

Macbeth – almost there

Here we sit – 8 hours into our technical rehearsal. Finally we’re into Act V, and only about 3 scenes left. The technical rehearsals are always the long and tedious, but very important ones. On the one hand it is critical for the setting of all light and sound cues. Making sure everyone knows what…

thoughts on a final curtain call

I can’t believe it’s a week since I wrote about my opening night jitters, and now it’s down to the last 3 shows… it’s all over tomorrow night. Opening night jitters were truly there last week – but we had a fantastic audience. Not only were they responsive (oh what a difference that makes to…

Opening night jitters?

It’s Friday the 13th and it’s our opening night tonight. If I was superstitious, I’d be worried – and even though the theatre world is very superstitious – I actually love the fact that we’re opening on this black-cat day. The evening has been going through my mind for a number of days! On the…