That we must have a show that can get in and get out each day in 15 minutes of The Edinburgh Fringe but can also tour to studio theatres.
We had a great space at Underbelly for the Fringe and we had to keep in mind that we had to keep our daily get in to the incredible 15 minutes that is a fringe get in. We were restricted on this in terms how much we could rig but also how much mess we could make during the show. Simon Hayes has redesigned our lighting design from our Fringe show to use the full rig of the theatres we visit and you will be glad to know that we have upped the messiness for the tour, but I cant say anymore!
I have cues based on expressions and movements from Mel so the most important thing for me to know where she is and to follow her pacing.
As a " Vaudeville clowning" show Sanitise is non verbal. My cues are based on seeing and feeling what Mel is performing. I follow the changes of expressions as the character's thought changes, often these new thoughts are transitions or cue points. My book is not based on text but we do have a script, I work from the same thought script as Mel. We have often gone back to revisit cues with Caitlin so we can know precisely if it is an eyebrow cue or a non eyebrow cue. It is really precise but with each audience the pace is different due to their reaction and so my cues will alter slightly each night as long as I can see Mel it’s all good!