“Blocking” is how theatre people refer to the plotting of movement on a stage.
And getting the blocking in place, and right, is one of a theatre director’s greatest challenges.
Bay Theatre Players’ Kath Joyce, who is directing BTP’s next show, Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is now breathing a sigh of relief as she sees her “blocking” is in place and ready to go.
“As a director it is a great relief when you reach the point where all the moves have been locked in place and the actors look ‘at home’ on the stage,” Kath said.
“Fortunately we are now at that point with just over a month of rehearsal time left to polish all the details.”
Blithe Spirit previews on Sunday, April 9, and tickets will go on sale on March 17.
But, with only eight performances, it would be a good idea to start thinking about when you might be able to come and see the show!
In the play, you can watch what happens to a happily married couple when an after-dinner séance recalls the ghost of the husband’s first wife who refuses to return to wherever she came from.
Kath says that her actors are “now fitting very comfortably into their characters and discovering hidden depths to their personalities as our rehearsals continue”.
“Each cast member is making a great effort to ensure that audiences will have no trouble believing that the characters are real,” she said.
“The four lead characters have an incredible amount to learn and I have been impressed by how quickly they are progressing.
“The other three members of cast are also nearly perfect with both their words and movements.”
So think about your dates now and come and join the Bay Theatre Players’ excursion into the world of Noel Coward in the 1930s.
Also, don’t forget our youth play reading of Fantastic Mr Fox at the Gregory Street Playhouse this coming Sunday, March 5, at 11am.
Play reading co-ordinator, Tay Mugridge, said everyone was welcome to come along and join in.
For further information please call Tay on 0419 127 679.
The play reading will be followed by an information session for the October double feature youth production, House on Fire and All Shook Up, at 2 pm.
A special information night will be held for House on Fire this Friday, March 3, at The Reading Room, Ford Street, Moruya at 5pm.
“Bay Theatre is a busy place at the moment with many opportunities to become involved,” Tay said.
“We look forward to seeing you all there!”
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