Monday, 21 April 2008

You'd think they were just any old shoes...

Our first week at BAC has finished and it felt like that went incredibly fast. We spent all weekend working on Instant Epic with some people we hadn't seen for a long time. It was a great weekend, we'll work some more this afternoon and then we're playing for a live audience.
Here are some of the things we did - which may be some of the things we will do tonight. But maybe not. It is an improvised show, after all, so who knows what will happen tonight.

Just in case you don't know and want to know, the show we'll be doing tonight and on Wednesday at BAC, and tomorrow at The Junction in Cambridge are not theatre sports. What happens is we bring a lot of costumes and props the cast can use as and when they see fit. It is not an improvised comedy show (even though it is usually very funny), but an improvised story telling show. Instant epic. So we're trying to find epic stories in the costumes and props and puppets we have. Instantly. Like instant coffee, only far better.

Tom gave some puppetry lessons and we explored the puppets Katchenka made for us.

Doing an improvised performance is a growing process. So if you come and see the show, do tell us what you think afterwards. We genuinely want to know. If you're really keen, come and see us more than once - it will be different every night.

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