Wednesday, 16 December 2009

What will it be?

No one knows yet. All options are still open and in the luxurious freedom of a scratch, they can stay open until the very last minute.
Will it be around the world in 80 rooms? Around the world in 80 maps?
Only time will tell.
And even then, the Friday scratch might be very different from the Saturday scratch.

On Monday Katchka and I went to Stanfords, the map shop. We bought 4 different maps there, and one is very big. We got back to BAC and mounted the biggest one on a sheet, so it would be easier to use.

On Monday night I went to see a friend who gave me two bags of costumes. Yesterday morning we tried them on.
They are very different from our usual second hand shop costumes.

Phileas Fogg and Passepartout

Everyone stayed in costume for more text research.

Then we explored the scene with Mrs Aouda, after she'd been saved from the temple. It is the start of the love story.

Love at first sight?

Mr Fix

We found out that Mr Fix adjust to his surroundings very easily...

Last night and went back to Stanfords and bought 4 more maps. I'm off to BAC now to hand them over and see how they can be used.

It's been great to be back in London. Our rehearsing and touring over the last two years hasn't really hit London. The last time we were here was when we rehearsed Everything Falls Apart at the Lyric.

Other great news: our Norwegian funding application for making The Sea Journey has been approved. Which means that next March we will start processing all of our experiences aboard the Fort St. Louis and try to mould them into a show that can hopefully show you what life on the sea is like. Or what it can be like.

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