Day 16 of Bajazet rehearsals

and we have staged through to the end. And a very powerful end it is too. No spoilers though. A great day in the studio and wonderful now to see the whole arc of the piece. A definite sense of achievement from everyone, especially our sensational cast. Here's a pic of happy (and relieved) smiles from three very important people in the rehearsal room - Erin Helyard (conductor), Thomas de Mallet Burgess (director) and Tanya Leach (stage manager). Picture taken by Robert Catto.

Tanya Leach, Thomas de Mallet Burgess and Erin Helyard

Tanya Leach, Thomas de Mallet Burgess and Erin Helyard