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Another long day. Another tiring day. But another fun day too – so that’s OK! 🙂

We started work today at the top of the script – “let’s start at the very beginning…” – and worked through the first two big scenes, along with setting more of our dance segments to boot.

During lunchtime, we took a little ‘school trip’ up to the theatre to take a look around. It is a beautiful auditorium, and looks like an exciting space to work in. You can find out a bit more about the theatre here. We won’t be actually rehearsing there until our at week of rehearsals, nice we start “tech-ing” (technical rehearsals) and Dress Rehearsals.

By that point in the production process there will be so much going on…set being built and fitted, lights being rigged and plotted, costume being fitted and tried out, sound system and mics being checked, and a slew of other things …that there won’t be much opportunity to appreciate the place.

So we appreciated it today! Here’s a little pic of the auditorium and some of the guys on stage getting their first look at our new home for the next couple of months.

We are spending the evenings rehearsing the numbers that our “young cast” members are involved in (children from a local dance school) so if you were to pass the rehearsal room around 9.00pm you find a group of energised and focussed performers being put through their paces…

….and then you’d see us. Slightly bleary eyed and wilting, desperately trying to keep up with the kids, and remember all the things we learned this morning! Ah, the joys of Panto rehearsals! 🙂

And so to bed.

And don’t forget, if you’re on Twitter, you can follow some of the Cast & Creative Team’s tweets #DickWhittingtonBSE. See you there!

Stephen Weller

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