The countdown to performance commences as we begin the final rehearsal phase. The cast have learnt their lines – and other characters’ lines too, as they will be swapping.
John Stafford brought us first drafts of a new composition for our production
Notes from rehearsal: 22/9/13
Scene one: Ensure scene begins with someone placing beer mats and projections reads: ‘a pub’
End of scene: Jerry’s intention is to leave. Freezes on exit. Emma’s is to stay and ponder for a while, puts glass down on table which is cue to SM and stage team. SM and team change scene around them. Jerry’s chair moves to SL with table next to it with typewriter. Emma moves when table has moved into place SL and exits through audience. Robert enters USR
Scene two: opens with Jerry giving Robert a drink.
Scene two ends with Robert leaving through audience. Jerry remains seated, flat is constructed around him. Undrape the sofa, move table CS. Emma enters US wearing outdoor clothes and sits in other chair.
The other woman brings on an overcoat for him, and announces ‘Two years earlier’. Scene three begins.
Scene three ends with Emma exits through audience. Jerry stays in seat. SM move table to SL and removes table cloth which need to then go into bag for Emma. Throw put on sofa. CS chair moved. SM takes coat off Jerry. (Or Emma when re-enters???) and announces ‘two years earlier’
Scene four begins with Robert entering from audience with a drink for Jerry, gives it to him. They are standing up throughout. Emma enters US and after initial sparring with Robert, goes to get a drink.
Jerry exits through audience with Robert – Robert re-enters through audience and kisses Emma CS.
Comments on rehearsal:
Aggi – accents – posh Kensington
Simon – better to not wear street clothes in rehearsal, as will change how stand etc. Cast to try and come in slightly different clothes, not costume, but not as themselves. Emmas like the idea of a dress in the last scene.
Simon – Well done on lines to everyone.
Aggi – as prompt, how much input do cast want on exact liness?
John A – wants pauses and silences indicated but not exact lines at this stage. Will indicate when they want correction on exact lines.
Props for Betrayal: set for Betrayal:
Decanter Table (dining)
Drinks table 2x chairs
Beer mats Sofa
Keys on key ring Bed