Days 4 and 5 of Oh, No! It’s Raining

Days 4 and 5 of Oh, No! It’s Raining

Dear All  
Here is my review of PIAW Day 4 at The Nomad Theatre, East Horsley. 

First of all Anna Vere, Sonas Musana and Sam Keelan and myself from  Hemmet House were driven to the theatre. Just to remind you all – Anna is playing a giraffe; Sam, an elephant; Sonas is helping with technical issues  and I play a lion.  Other Freewheelers, people from The Nomad Theatre, The Grange Centre, Bookham and The Harbour Day Centre, Farnham are  playing the other animals. 

We then had two warm up sessions; a physical one with Andrea (the Freewheelers’ choreographer) and singing with Jay Bristow (musician). The play is written by Rachel Barnett, except for scene 5 by Nomad member Josh Sadler.

Andrea then said that some changes have been made to the Finale Song at the end of Oh No! It’s Raining!  We all understood this. We then sang the Finale Song, including the changes. Next was a break time. We then rehearsed the production to page 17.  Next was lunch.  

In the afternoon we continued rehearsals to page 23, the Get Me Off This Boat scene. When we arrive at The Nomad tomorrow, Friday, for day 5, we will continue with rehearsals to the end, and then later a full run-through of the whole play.  I think rehearsals are doing well so far and I hope everybody else will agree? 

The performances are at The Nomad Theatre, East Horsley, on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, when relatives and friends of cast  members will attend, including my mum and other people she will bring. And then on Sunday afternoon James (carer at Hemmet House) and perhaps some Hemmet clients will attend too.   

Andy M.  

Dear All    
Here is my review of Day 5 of Play In A Week.

First of all we were driven there by Sam (staff member).     
We started the day with a warm up session. We then continued to rehearse Oh No! It’s Raining! from where we left off on Thursday – page 22 to the finish. Then we had a break time. Next we got into our costumes.  Anna Vere is a giraffe, Sam Keelan is an elephant and I play a lion.  There were also people from The Nomad Theatre, Harbour Centre Farnham, and The Grange Centre, Bookham playing various animals, as well as some individuals. 

We then rehearsed the production to page 20.  Next was lunch time.  In the afternoon we started again on page 4 of Oh No! It’s Raining! to page 20. 

The performances of Oh, No! It’s Raining! are on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.  So my next reviews will probably appear on Sunday  afternoon or evening.

Andy M.