Great Expectations The Play

PAULA'S BLOG

DIARY WEEK 3

Paula's Blog - 11th September 2012

Oh, dear, Dear Diary's late!

Last week we spent a lot of time on what we're calling the soundscape. There is music and there are various sound effects that run alongside the dialogue, and they add to the atmosphere and help us to create different environments without having to drag heavy furniture around the stage to denote a change of scene. This means the action can move…

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DIARY WEEK 2

Paula's Blog - 1st September 2012

The second week begins as I am fitted for a couture gown which has been specially created by Giovanni Bedin of The House of Worth! The idea is that we’ll get a glimpse, in a publicity photograph, of the grand dress that Miss Havisham may have worn on her wedding day.

As you probably know, the story of Great Expectations begins many, many years after the day that Miss Havisha…

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DIARY WEEK 1

Paula's Blog - 26th August 2012

The first week begins gently for me.

A lovely cocktail-party atmosphere at the 'meet and greet', where about 50 of us got together last Monday to celebrate the fact that Great Expectations The Play is finally making it to the stage.

No actual cocktails, you understand, at 10am in the morning, but coffee, croissants and lots of chat as we introduce ourselves to n…

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