Another sunny day for our rehearsals. The cast managed a speed run followed by an almost word perfect dress rehearsal with just the odd hitch...

Extra rehearsal today for some of the cast; fairies worked on movement accompanied by our musicians. We heard the magical song for Puck for the first time today...

Detail from Titania's costume Another day when the weather was kind..just hope this holds until after our performances at the end of June. The rehearsal today was much better, lines had mostly been learnt, still one or two sticky moments but feeling more positive. There were quite...

Working around the church service and a baptism meant some careful planning of today's rehearsal  but we did manage to cover all the scenes; as Mr Morecombe once said, all the right scenes but not necessarily in the right order!! Some line learning still needed by...

Today was a busy day; costume team were in full flow, making alterations, starting on costumes and fitting these on the actors. In between the cast worked on various games to improve their movement, led by Tom Hogan. We explored the differences between the groups of...

Met up with Duncan and Paul tonight to discuss aspects of the music. Duncan is keen to use some very innovative ideas for sound including using a waterphone! You may ask what this is...

Went to an Events Forum in Durham to hopefully put our Tempest production on the map. Most of the events were definitely Durham City based but I did manage to talk about our past productions and attempted to publicize the Tempest. Next step is to...

First day of workshops, On arrival at Contact Theatre the group registered then went to an Acting Workshop. Here we developed our movement skills and learnt how to express ourselves through body tensions. Great fun was had by all whilst learning new techniques. After lunch we...