Posts Tagged ‘The Little Sister’

[for your enjoyment, please play The Platters “I’m Sorry…” as an audio accompaniment to this blog entry.] Birthday delight for me yesterday as the Bristol Uni P2 team pulled out top drawer performances for our two presentations of The Little Sister. Slick, sassy and stacked with humour, I felt totally at ease as the show rattled […]

The Bristol students and I are into our first week’s intensive rehearsal period. In eight days’ time we’ll have performances, but after a grim monday (me staring panic-stricken at a conglomerated script) I acknowledge the need for a change of strategy. A return to our earlier workshop exercises immediately yields fresh bytes of material laced […]

Part of the thrill, and challenge, of making a devised show is that you discover the rules as you proceed. A methodology emerges as the material gets made. Having a pre-defined formula would make for a more efficient process but I choose to adopt a more open, playful approach – knowing that accidents will yield […]

This week I led my first sessions with current 2nd year Theatre students at Bristol University, as part of this year’s Performance 2 Unit. As with last year’s Relâche, I find I’m working with a fiercely intelligent, attentive and feisty group of young people whose talent and bearing will no doubt propel them to bright futures. […]