Uncategorised, Uncategorized / 01.06.2014

Today the technical team had a get together at Harehope Quarry. Some alterations were made in light of feasibility. The route for our promenade has changed slightly so that the audience do not have to negotiate the stream!!! Hence no need to build that bridge...

Uncategorised, Uncategorized / 18.05.2014

Today was the first full day of rehearsals. Worked with the Ariels this morning on their opening scene, a brilliantly focused little group of young people. Managed to unscramble some of the more complex text so that they brought it to life. Ferdinand is getting...

Uncategorised, Uncategorized / 11.05.2014

Had next mentor session today, at Contact Theatre, with fellow directors. Started with trying to understand the "process". All looked slightly baffled. We were given a task to complete by 3pm - a performance of a sonnet. This caused quite a lot of discussion including...

Uncategorised, Uncategorized / 20.04.2014

Today a group of us from Drama in the Dale "performed" at the Dales Centre in Stanhope for their Mad Hatter Easter event. Plenty of fun was had by all and enthusiastic visitors who joined in with the fun. A chance for a bit of...

Uncategorised, Uncategorized / 18.04.2014

Well the life of a director is never boring! Today it was an interview for Bishop FM - to be broadcast on Saturday 19th April around 9:45 - during the "What's On " section. After a few technical hitches all went ahead via the telephone. Just...

Uncategorised, Uncategorized / 09.03.2014

[caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Shakespeare without words![/caption] First mentoring session at Contact Theatre in Manchester. Met up with fellow "directors" from the north region. Started with looking at the purpose of drama games and how they can support the focus for rehearsals. Had some heated discussions...