The Chimney Sweep rehearsals - Day 2

Another day of dialogue and movement/action and great fun it was. We've begun to rehearse some specific parts of the dialogue, and the stage business that will accompany them. Comedy is a very different beast to rehearse as director Mark Gaal rightly points out, and requires pace, timing and sureness. Lots of laughs happening in the room - at least we are amusing ourselves! There's a great energy and feeling in the room and this augurs very well.

We're really looking forward to Erin arriving tomorrow morning and the chance to starting working in the music. Music and dialogue will be welded together to make the whole of this singspiel. But first and fore mostly we're excited to hear how it all sounds.

During lunch today we had a photo shoot with two of our wonderful sopranos Amelia Farrugia and Alex Oomens. Our marketing people are now in overdrive to make sure everyone knows about our terrific show. Tell your friends!

Here's a pic of Amelia looking amazing as the young, spoilt, recently widowed, wealthy, opera-singing Mrs Hawk. (Not the actual frock she'll be wearing; this was for the photo-shoot).

Amelia Farrugia as Mrs Hawke

Amelia Farrugia as Mrs Hawke