Rehearsal insights from assistant director

28 February 2013 ← return to listing

Rehearsal insights from assistant director

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 Reutlinger. 

Round 1:

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.

Emily Reutlinger
Assistant director

Quiz Show previews at the Traverse 29 & 30 March and runs 2-20 April. 


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