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Negativity in the Performance Space...*shivers* (Thursday)

Got to theatre at about 5:50 this evening...cabaret rehearsals this time...

Not actually doing an awful lot in this one besides carrying a naked person in at the start, singing, and lots in the opening sequence...and being part of the cabaret 'chorus' draped around for the rest...

Quite honestly, I've been so busy with panto rehearsals that I haven't had much input into this one...besides doing the research for the songs/other texts used...which I don't mind. Panto is taking precedence at the moment really.

I'm not as happy with the content of this show as I have been with the others...it feels a bit 'flat' to me...not edgy enough...and there isn't the political satire that we had at the start of them re. Bush and the wars etc...

It will be a good show, and we are doing a lot of things that will shock an audience...but I still feel that there is too much of the comedy stuff and not enough of the hard-hitting stuff that will make an audience feel uncomfortable.

We're being too nice to them...maybe because the subject matter is death...I don't know.

Either way, must focus and be professional as I am...I'm just not as happy with the standards of the rest of the crew...perhaps it's the picky 'director-y' nature in me showing through this time.

After Sunday, my full energy is directed toward the panto...and, while I have similar misgivings due to the large amount of very young performers in it, I feel the core cast (myself included) can carry it through...

As you can tell, I'm being very picky about performance standards today...and feeling a bit like I should be doing professional work rather than community/voluntary productions all the time now...

Something to focus on after xmas anyway...

Work tonight was dull as usual...despite the arrival of the 'christmas keyers'...but at least my faith in human nature was restored as Terri very kindly brought me in a whole pouch of tobacco and papers to get me through to Friday...and James lent me two quid so I didn't starve at lunch...

Was stuck there till 6am...it's bloody freezing...and I now have the heater on full blast in an attempt to de-ice myself...

I'm still too awake to sleep yet...but will go snuggle under the duvet in half an hour and run lines for act 2 until 8am... I know them off the page no problem...but recalling them while performing...that's another level entirely.

I'm just being negative with myself...I know I won't REALLY have any problems...but *the fear* is a good tool...and I want to know my lines in my sleep...I need to breathe them...to have them come as naturally as thought rather than have 'what's next?' going on in my head all the way through...

Ho hum.

Fresh Orange and a smoke and to bed I go...

*waves blearily*
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