Spent last week at the BAC, ten of us working on Thunder and Coal in a very small room with a ton of equipment. Exhausting but very productive. On Thur-Sat we performed our work-in-progress. It was a sell-out run! Admittedly we could only fit 20 audience members in the room and the tickets were free; but still – technically – a sell-out run.
A lot of it is looking and sounding beautiful but there’s still a long way to go. This was probably the most useful “scratch” experience I’ve had – it felt like we had a strong enough idea of what we were doing not to let people’s comments completely throw us off course; and at the same time to be receptive to some very useful suggestions.
Having great difficult getting enough distance from the piece at the moment to judge anything, so I’ll try to take a break from it for a couple of weeks until we hear about our latest funding application. Then all kinds of plans will have to be made, un-made, re-made as we go into full-steam-ahead production mode for the first full shows at Little Angel on 3rd to 5th May.