08 Jan Happy New Year! Freewheelers return to The Bridge
Posted at 15:14h in Andy's Blog
Here is my first drama blog of the year! Hope you all like it.
This week in drama our only visitor was Tom Gray (musician), and those not there were Poppy, Richard Watson, Nick Walenski, and Dan.
We started by Brandon welcoming us all back after the Christmas and New Year Break. Then Brandon said we will need to rehearse Return to Our Senses/ Do Not Disturb today ready for the performance at The Nomad Theatre, East Horsley, on January 31st.
Next we watched some of the group at a local hotel (I think in Brooklands, Surrey) for the Hotel / Hospital scenes from the play. After watching the recording of Hotel / Hospital scenes from the production, we all said what we thought of it: we all thought they went well. We then rehearsed Return to Our Senses / Do Not Disturb, from the start to Scene 16, Page 16. Next was lunch time.
During lunch break I showed some of the group programs from all the shows I saw during the Christmas / New Year Break, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the London Palladium. In the cast were Dawn French, Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot and Paul Zerdin with his puppet Sam and others. I also saw Aladdin at The New Wimbledon Theatre; Paul Merton was in this pantomime. And Fiddler On The Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. I said I enjoyed all these shows.
In the afternoon we continued rehearsing Return To Our Senses / Do Not Disturb from Scene 6, page 6, to the finish, including the scenes by patient Robbie’s bedside when he is in a coma. Terri was the mum, Zena, the girlfriend; Jamie, the brother; and myself the father. As usual, these were emotional.
Brandon said we are doing well. I also forgot the say that we recorded the some lines from Return To Our Senses / Do Not Disturb – the lines were some famous lines from well-known movies. Mine was, “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off”, from The Italian Job. Others recorded their lines from a selection of well-known movies.
In conclusion I think we all did very well, and I hope the rest will agree.
By Andy M