My body was filled with excitement as I entered the room, it refused to admit fatigue. This was going to be our final rehearsal before the madhouse arrives at Southwark.
We spent the morning ironing and refining isolated moments and running songs in context. Before lunch, I took time to touch every nook and cranny of my journey round the stage, ready for our first ever run. I was intrigued to discover just how much of Alsemero’s physical journey had filtered into my subconscious, the realm of automaticity, and what remaining technical stuff I might have to consciously contend with.
As it turns out, a lot had sunk in, freeing me up to access flow a few times. I was thrilled! Everyone’s work over the weeks has paid off. Don’t get me wrong, we still have a ways to go but to get it up in the space like that and realise it all hangs together was great fuel for next week. WE HAVE A SHOW.
Mylo McDonald (Alsemero)