KITB 1: a production blog

As we begin twelve weeks of hard work for our next performance in January this seems a good opportunity to follow the process from the beginning of how we put on a play production with some regular (well, irregular) posts in this blog as we progress.  No, I don’t know what a blog is either but it sounds good.

Last Saturday we were performing our final night of ‘Spirit Level’ and six days later we have already had two rehearsals for the next. Now that is unusual but we need to get a Kick start to Kick In The Baubles – it’s a full-on comedy and we aim to be ambitious and we are asking our professional director to push us. Gareth Tudor Price is well known locally from his time at Hull Truck working with John Godber as Artistic Director.  He has been a long time supporter of our group and, his freelance production employment permitting,  has offered to produce this play with our own Janet Drewery.

When he heard that we were reading this play over the summer break and were considering it for our 2016/7 season he very kindly offered up his spare time to guide us in its production.  He had originally commissioned, produced and developed this play at Hull Truck and is keen to see what we can do with it. Having just finished his production of ‘Moby Dick’ in York, Gareth was keen to get some rehearsal miles under our belt.

Fresh from set-destruction the previous day, last Monday’s meeting had a pretty full attendance for a formal general meeting but then went straight into the first rehearsal night for KITB and….wow!  But more on that in our next post so if you haven’t already, sign up with your email to ensure you don’t miss a thing!

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