So, as you may or may not know I am performing in a production of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, with Nineteen12 productions and, amazing news, we have sold out our entire run, including our special performances!
The entire company are thrilled with the news that our show has sold out before it has even opened. For a performer that is daunting but also incredibly exciting. It is fantastic that so many people will be a part of of our little, theatrical world and get to experience the show we have all worked so hard on. It is also wonderful that so many people will be able to relive Roald Dahl’s stories along with us and experience all the magic and mayhem involved in his dark children’s fables.
As show week rears it’s head, the company decided to immerse ourselves completely into Dahl’s world, as well as have some fun together, so took our little Boy Mouse and Bruno Mouse to visit the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden.
It is a small but wonderful place, the town and the museum! There is so much to learn about the author and there is plenty to do there, with activities and interactive exhibits lurking in every corner! From catching dreams with the BFG, creating your own tortoise, making a masterpiece in George’s Kitchen, dressing up, reading stories and playing games, it really was so much fun. Boy Mouse even found a Norwegian copy of The Witches, along with Roald Dahl’s original, hand written notes about the story. There was also a replica of Roald’s famous writing hut, including his original chair, a section dedicated to Quentin Blake and his role as an illustrator and a section about the adaptions of Roald Dahl’s works to film, television and theatre (including Dame Judi Dench’s costume from the recent TV film adaptation of Esio Trot and a set from the feature film adaption of Fantastic Mr. Fox).
We have also had our final rehearsal before the technical rehearsals begin. This was the last chance we had to get the giggles out and we are a very giggly, very tight knit cast! There are so many moments during the show that are so hard for us all to not corpse (laugh during a scene) or laugh off stage, simply because our friends are doing something so silly! It just proves how wonderful the cast are that, even after seeing the show so, SO many times, we still laugh every time they perform. It really will be a fabulous show and everyone will be sorely missed once it has come to an end.
Another fabulous thing to let you all know is that our lead actor is waxing his legs for charity and for the role! Even though he is playing a seven year old boy, he is in fact a baby faced man, and therefore has agreed to have his legs waxed on behalf of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. It really is a wonderful charity, helping children from all situations and walks of life, get a better start and reach their full, and marvellous, potential. From sickness, poverty and grief, nothing is too small. When you think you have no-one, you have Roald Dahl.
If you would like to help us raise some money for this wonderful charity, or read more about it, I shall leave the links below:
http://www.roalddahl.com/charity – Read More
Next week means curtains up!