Tuesday, 29 November 2011

SHOWREEL

So, finally the showreel has been completed! I’m ecstatic with it so far. There is still some more dialogue stuff I’m waiting for which will be added but for now this is what I’ve got, a brilliantly edited by Luke Cecil in conjunction with his new company!

SHOWREEL


My showreel. Edited by Luke Cecil with music from the Glee Cast - Rumour Has It. 
Contains footage from (in order of appearance):
Buttercups. dir. Donna Griffiths. Character played - Little Girl.
A Story of many Faces. dir. Luke Cecil. Character played - Elizabeth.
Why Must I Be So Black and Blue. dir. Sam Boardman-Jacobs. Character played - Performer.
It’s Not You, It’s Your Uniform. dir. Self-devised. Character played - Myself.
A Story of Many Faces. dir. Luke Cecil. Character played - Aimee.
Tired. dir. Asha Cecil. Character played - Women.
From A to B. dir. Asha Cecil. Character played - Lisa.
Merlin. dir. David Moore.
Girls Night Out. dir. Sean Tuan John. Character Played - Monet.

Friday, 25 November 2011

AT SWIM TWO BOYS


So, on the 23rd of November, I went to see Earthfall’s latest production based on the Jamie O’Neill novel, At Swim Two Boys. 
I must admit that ever since I saw The Factory last year, I have been in love with the work Earthfall has produced and I have seen a lot of clips of their previous performances including the original At Swim Two Boys production.
Well, I can tell you, nothing compares to seeing it live! I was completely blown away. The story was beautiful already, but the way it was conveyed through dance was incredible. The intensity of both the actors, Daniel Connor and Murilo Leite, really transported the audience and nothing beat being splashed by the water during their amazing sequences. 
Seeing stories told in this style really inspires me to make work and explore different ways to tell stories. Also, seeing the intensity and focus of these actors was really something to take note of. These two men only had their bodies and focus to tell their story and they did it beautifully! It really was a truly inspirational experience! I enjoyed it so much, I saw it again the following night =] 

Saturday, 19 November 2011

BUTTERCUPS - A SECOND TIME 'ROUND


So, we have started again. Buttercups took place on the stage again last night, this time in the Soar Theatre in Merthyr Tydfil! 
Was absolutely excellent to do it again! After the rehearsals and just being able to get into the swing of it again, getting on the stage was just brilliant.
The stage was completely different, though. It was so much bigger than before and was incredibly challenging to fill the space with the little movement that happens within the show. However, with the new stuff we added into the show, I think we succeeded in our task.
The audience seemed to react well to the play, too. We had a lot of great feedback about the energy and pace of the show. We fixed a lot of the sections people mentioned were lacking in pace and got feedback saying it had improved from last time.
I really hope that this piece goes further but it was brilliant to just be able to do it again!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

BUTTERCUPS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN

Started rehearsals on Thursday for the new performance of Buttercups on the 18th November, in the Soar Theatre in Merthyr Tydfil. It was great to have the gang back together again. Thoroughly enjoyed the first reading since September. We also have many things we are going to add and change since the last time, including the ending, which was said to lack a little pace, so we have added some stunning physical pieces to bring the energy up. I am very excited to see how it will turn out!