So how do you revisit a play with no words? Our first task was to remind ourselves of the ‘think script’ which outlines each individual thought rather than lines of text. We rewrote the whole play based on the characters thought narrative. With each individual thought comes an action and/or facial expression. When we were creating the show last year we put a great deal of attention on clarifying each thought so that each thought could be read clearly on my face or through my movement on stage. This was quite a long and sometimes difficult process as every raise of my eyebrow was scrutinised and placed carefully within the show. However, this hard work has proved incredibly useful now in remembering the show as the thoughts and actions/facial expressions go hand-in-hand. Each on-stage thought automatically creates the facial expressions we worked so hard on last summer. So, it hasn’t been all that difficult to remember. (Phew).
It has been really fun revisiting the show and having a laugh at how silly it is! With each rehearsal there is at least one moment of freestyle dancing to Danny Krass’ fantastic soundtrack. Who doesn’t want to come in to work and get down to Barry White? “Can’t get enough of your love, babe…”