Ten weeks down, four to go.
I see my yikes from a few weeks ago and raise it to a double yikes!
This week marked the finish of all the blocking. Now we go back to the beginning and add in the finishing touches, and the cast will go and polish up on the lines.
The set is coming along. All the walls are up, it largely needs decorating; the big thing to be done is to paint the floor and install the famous safe. The safe pays a large part in the plot, so I won’t say too much about that. The floor, though, is not going to be just black, JG and I will decide on some kind of pattern – wooden flooring seems to be what we’re thinking at the moment – and then I’ll be crawling around on my hands and knees to paint it. It’s fiddly and a pain in the whatsit but completely worth it when you see the final effect.
I have hammered out the props list and we are starting to get those together. MC, who plays Spriggs, has made a request: he has to wear marigold gloves at the beginning (he has to protect against finger prints). I had in mind that he would wear a pair of the glamour-puss ones, you know bright and stripey or something. He wants yellow ones. How boring is that? They have more stretch or something…. Hmmm. Anyway, the colour doesn’t really matter and bright yellow against his generally dark costume will work a treat, happiness all round. 🙂
So, yes, that getting-ever-closer opening night is pretty damn scary, but we’re in good shape, and this is looking like it’s going to be one hell of a play.
I can’t wait for you all to see it.