Category: Shakespeare

Living The Dream: Act 1

Living The Dream: Act 1

5 years ago today this was happening …..

Notes From The Bottom

12 hoursD16 Call Tuesday 17th May

20160517_095140The stage is set

An early callmeant setting out in the rush hour and manipulating a bag full of stuff on the Tube. In the normal course of events (though not really sure what “normal” is any more) this would have meant costumes, make up, towels and a whole raft of other bits and pieces. But of course when you’re working with the RSC that’s all laid on. So the aforementioned bag was actually full of first night prezzies – more of which anon.

20160516_135954Our costume rail – mine on the left

First job after signing in this morning was to get into costume. I actually have a degree of choice here with alternative versions of a 1940’s working man’s garb. Thus there’s a coat, for instance, which I can wear or not as the mood takes me. Apparently few of my colleagues have opted…

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