Everyone in 17 Dolls
At the end of the post yesterday I mentioned that I was going back to Heidelberg Theatre Company to watch rehearsals of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, though I went to take photos really. There has been more set building, and that means there is more to the set.
I am hoping you can see how it has grown. There are sides, and it is starting to take shape. There are stairs out the back as well. This is how everything was last night at the start, but by the end of the evening some things had been moved. Pieces of furniture do start off in one place and as the cast try to make it work, well, sometimes some things have to be moved, last night it was the table, it ended up more on the left.
There are five of the cast members. There are two members that I haven’t seen before in this image. I will go through and introduce them all now. I didn’t have all their names last time. (I told you the director would send it when I mentioned that I didn’t know) From the left, Tina Bono as Pearl, Gavin Williams as Roo, Jodie Symes as Olive, Dan Haberfield as Barney, and Lena Minto as Emma.
Here are Olive and Roo getting into character already. You can see blocking is still happening and scripts are definitely still being used. It is nice to see them trying to put in actions where possible, it gives a sense of growth to the play.
Looks like a great cast and from what I’ve seen it should be a fantastic production. I was able to see the second act last night, now just the third to go. I don’t know the play at all, but I am looking forward to seeing what happens.
This is Paul King, the Director. He put himself right in the way of the camera, so I thought, yep, he wants a photo. I think it turned out quite well. He is probably going to kill me for using it here.
The only other person that was there last night was Bruce Moorhouse, he is the stage manager and seems to be Paul’s right hand man during rehearsals as well.
It is interesting doing it again, I am finding that I feel more comfortable and I am finding my way around doing it as well. Not sure when I will be going back, but hopefully when I do there will be more done to the set and the cast will be feeling more comfortable in their roles.
So if you are thinking you would like to see the play it starts on the 13th of September and runs for three weeks, you can book online at the theatres website.