Well we got some sleep. In nice comfortable beds in a nice comfortable house. It’s a very underrated thing.
It was a 10 o’clock (well, ish) start for everyone. To get in as much rehearsal as possible, for the benefit of new and veteran cast members alike. Much as it might often feel like it, you can never have too much rehearsal. There was a lot of shifting around of furniture and boxes involved but in the end we cleared enough space to set up our mercifully minimal set and run through scenes again, and again, and again, and well, you get the idea.
There was some respite in the middle of the day, which I used as opportunity to make a personal supply run to the nearest Tesco (of course, other supermarkets are available), and stock up on necessary sustenance before returning for further rehearsing.
The most tiring part of the day came from shifting the boxes which comprise our set from the house to the where the cars were parked (a good 25 minutes away by my reckoning) so as to shorten the task of moving them to the venue come tech day. It does make sense as a plan, but didn’t make initial process feel any less arduous.
The later evening was far more pleasant, and was spent taking in my first show of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, along with Toby, Emily, Frazer, and, Dawid. Shit-Faced Showtime: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Magnificent Bastard Productions, provided us with such much needed relief and hilarity, and sent us to bed that night in a suitably positive mood. I’ve always wanted to see a Shit-Faced show of some description, and this one did not disappoint.
Our opening night is drawing ever closer, and the nerves and excitement are getting more palpable by the second. Make sure to keep an eye out for We Are All Going To Die this Fringe!