What would we do without big mugs of tea? 1st production meeting for #thedeepspace @ORLTheatre goes marvellously well #mustbethecaffine
Well here's the gang, hard at work and definitely not posing with Scott's wonderful red file...
But seriously, it was really exciting having all the creative and management side of Team Sprocket finally all under one roof, doing a spot of 'show'n'tell', exchanging ideas and puzzling over the challenges presented by both The Deep Space script and the space at the Old Red Lion Theatre - but it'd be boring if it was easy! Right? Ahem...
As artistic director of Sprocket Theatre, and writer of the play, it was truly fantastic for me to hear all the ideas Claude and Scott have for the set and the lighting design. From a very simple script with minimal specifications for set, props, costume and so on, these guys have worked really hard to create a fantastic, tactile vision for the play that I'm already hugely excited about. Of course, I can't give anything away yet but, rest assured, it is going to be AMAZING!
And of course, lets not forget Stage Manager James and Assistant Stage Manager Lex who've also been working wonderfully well together, drawing up floor plans for the Old Red Lion, digging around for props, sourcing pieces for the set, and generally being a massive help! (Did you catch James pushing Claude around in the trolley last week?)
So, thanks Team Sprocket for all your hard work so far, the play is coming along beautifully well and I am just chomping at the bit to get into rehearsals next week and seeing this epic vision take shape!
Oh, and watch this space - the official The Deep Space trailer is coming soon...
Filming The Deep Space trailer!
With just two weeks to go till rehearsals start, the cast of The Deep Space got together with director Claude Girardi and stage manager James Lye to film the official trailer.
Considering how freezing it was (it snowed overnight!) we were incredibly lucky to get a gorgeous day full of sunshine for the shoot.
The footage is now going away to be edited, but below is a little behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the magical techniques that go into the making of a film - namely the borrowing of a trolley from a well known supermarket (don't worry, we returned it safe and sound!).
Check out how fast James can run backwards...
Artistic Director of Sprocket Theatre