Rehearsal insights from assistant director
28 February 2013 ← return to listing
After a read through with the full cast and company
earlier this week, rehearsals for our flagship Spring production
Quiz Show have started in earnest. Read
on for some rehearsal insights so far from assistant director Emily
Last August, after some persistent loitering in the Traverse box
office, I found myself the lucky winner of a last-minute
cancellation ticket to see Rob Drummond's sell-out hit Bullet Catch. As many of you will
remember, it was a rollercoaster of a journey, layered with as much
insight and emotion as it was thrills and chills. I consider myself
lucky once again to find myself in rehearsals this week with
company of the upcoming Quiz Show.
The first week of rehearsals has been rather like the first
round of a quiz show. We met all the players and started learning a
bit more about our contestants. We got our first glimpse into a
fantastic television studio designed by Andrew Edwards. When
the action kicked off the questions were flying fast and furious,
led by our own quiz masters Rob himself and director Hamish Pirie.
It's an exciting world to begin to navigate, particularly with the
twists and turns that unfold as our players get closer to the big
prize. But our prizes for work well done have been more of the cake
variety so far, with the actors battling it out for the ones with
the pink sprinkles.
Quiz Show previews at the Traverse 29
& 30 March and runs 2-20 April.