Friday, 8 May 2015

In Fog And Falling Snow - first NRM rehearsals

The In Fog And Falling Snow rehearsals moved to the National Railway Museum for the first time this week, ahead of the production opening there towards the end of next month.

The first half of the play moves around the museum's main spaces and exhibitions, and it was great to see the scenes in their intended destinations - the trains and railway exhibits provide such an authentic and innovative backdrop that really brings the characters and story-line to life in a way that doesn't seem possible in a traditional theatre environment.

It was also fascinating to see how the play itself started to evolve during the rehearsals, with the direction being so much more specific as the actors marked out the scenes 'in the flesh'. Some of the lines were changed on the fly to better reflect how the script was playing out and even previously unnamed characters had names given to them in order to ensure the dialogue had the right feel and flow. 

I'm really enjoying seeing the production come together and, having just bought my tickets, am looking forward to switching over to being part of the audience mid way through the run. You can see the rest of the photos I've taken over on my Flickr page.


Friday, 8 May 2015

In Fog And Falling Snow - first NRM rehearsals

The In Fog And Falling Snow rehearsals moved to the National Railway Museum for the first time this week, ahead of the production opening there towards the end of next month.

The first half of the play moves around the museum's main spaces and exhibitions, and it was great to see the scenes in their intended destinations - the trains and railway exhibits provide such an authentic and innovative backdrop that really brings the characters and story-line to life in a way that doesn't seem possible in a traditional theatre environment.

It was also fascinating to see how the play itself started to evolve during the rehearsals, with the direction being so much more specific as the actors marked out the scenes 'in the flesh'. Some of the lines were changed on the fly to better reflect how the script was playing out and even previously unnamed characters had names given to them in order to ensure the dialogue had the right feel and flow. 

I'm really enjoying seeing the production come together and, having just bought my tickets, am looking forward to switching over to being part of the audience mid way through the run. You can see the rest of the photos I've taken over on my Flickr page.