With five weeks left to go, WorkSpace Productions are in the thick of rehearsals. Meeting each Tuesday evening (with additional rehearsals to come), more scenes are being blocked, more lines memorised and new concepts are coming through.
Rehearsal periods are always tough over summer with people on holidays or busy catching up with family, but now the days are getting a little chillier, attendance has been at maximum capacity. This creates new challenges for the director, what with the re-allocation of lines and re-positioning of actors within the scenes. However, the WorkSpacers have been coping well and are very malleable when it comes to sharing lines and roles - one of the strengths of being a tight-knit community company.
Perhaps the actors have been learning from their monster after all, using down-time between scenes to go over their lines and work independently. As aforementioned, it is a struggle having to slot new actors into existing scenes. There is a lot of repositioning and therefore opportunities for the other actors to work on their own. This is a great skill to be able to learn at any stage of theatre, as not everyone will always be needed in the rehearsal at all times. The WorkSpace crew are doing well at developing this skill and being productive and proactive.
Speaking of crew…
Further developments have been made on the production team front, with each sector putting forth a solid idea of how the show will be designed. Lighting has been locked in, sourcing of SFX has begun and there are whispers of animal prints and neon colours about the costume and set crew. Sounds vibrant, doesn’t it?
With live nominations, evictions, monsters and mayhem, this is one show you surely won’t want to miss.
Tickets are now on sale via the website: http://space.org.uk/?page_id=1409&event=frankenstein
Wednesday night saw the Pub Quiz held at the Lord Nelson in aid of raising money for the SpaceWorks Community Theatre Company, which was a great success. Teams flocked from far and wide to compete, but the winner was a local, Nigel from the Lord Nelson himself! The raffle raised over £200 and the night was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all those who came and contributed to keeping SpaceWorks at the Space as strong as ever!