The Tree of War is no more. Now it’s death in Macbeth.
Alex is playing Macbeth. Here he is in rehearsal:
Photo (C) Cog Photography
That boy knows how to commit to a part. So much so, he passed out briefly last night when the Witches yanked his head back while he was hyperventilating. Fortunately, the Witches were the only ones who noticed. He said he came to, mumbled for a moment, then went straight back into his line.
He’s a physical actor. He bruised his hand quite badly in The Tree of War, punching a piece of wood each night. He also hurt his back a little, falling (as per the script) from the wall going over the top. He didn’t say anything until after the run because he didn’t want any of that ‘health and safety rubbish’ putting a stop to his performing.
Here’s the Macbeth trailer:
An interesting fact: WordPress spell checker suggested ‘machete’ for Macbeth. Who knew blog hosts could be so Freudian?
If you live in the Greater Manchester area you might be interested in this from The Tree of War website:
Now Casting Actors and Crew
The team behind September 2014’s show once again head up the production of this new, extended show. Composer Oliver Mills will return to Direct and Produce, whilst Writer Rachel Mann will share Production duties.
The show calls for a cast of 18+ performers and a 12-piece orchestra. There are backstage and crew positions in departments including, but not limited to, Art, Design, Set Building, Stage Management, Front of House, Publicity and Tech.
For Casting, there will be a number of Audition dates in the coming weeks. We welcome anyone of any age and experience to audition.
Rehearsals will take place throughout the summer. Involvement in the show may require commitment from April, and will require regular availability during August and September.
Check the website for more details.
I just read this fact on Facebook:
August will have
- 5 Fridays
- 5 Saturdays
- 5 Sundays
Thought: is it sad that I get more excited about calendar dates than I ever did about romantic dates?
I need time to think about it. If only I had an extra weekend spare…
I came across this site and I thought some of you might be interested: bookbub.com
Subscribe, tick your preferences, and an email will alert you to when free ebooks are available.
Read this article for more details.
I subscribe to NASA’s emails and I received one the other day that I’d like to share. Tomorrow, they want everyone to take a selfie.
Are you up for it? If you don’t do Twitter, Facebook, etc., post it to your blog then leave a link here in the comments and I’ll come check you out.
Here’s their blurb:
NASA invites you — and everyone else on the planet — to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event.
The year 2014 is a big one for NASA Earth science. Five NASA missions designed to gather critical data about our home planet are launching to space this year. NASA is marking this big year for Earth science with a campaign called Earth Right Now, and as part of this campaign the agency is asking for your help this Earth Day, April 22.
While NASA satellites constantly look at Earth from space, on Earth Day we’re asking you to step outside and take a picture of yourself wherever you are on Earth. Then post it to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie.
For more information on getting involved
For more information about NASA’s Earth science activities in 2014, visit:
If you have long hair like mine was, and decide to cut it, you can send it off to a charity in the UK called Little Princess. They make wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer. A quick Google search found similar charities in other countries. Please think about doing it if you’re going short; you need a minimum of 7″/17cm and all it costs is a padded envelope and postage.
My hair was long but thin, so my plait was pretty feeble; but every little helps.
When the Hub posted it off, the clerk asked if there was anything valuable in the packet. The Hub explained what was in it and she winked and said, Aw, that’s nice. Are you going to do the same with your beard?
I think he should; I heard their office needs re-wiring.
English: human mind for performance psychology DYK page (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Squeezing this in before more visitors arrive. My boys say we should think about turning this house into a hotel.
To answer your question, the courses I have signed up for with FutureLearn are:
For two reasons: they sound interesting; and there was no creative writing course.
I am thrilled that so many of you have signed up for something. Learning is fun (but knowledge is power. Hope that helps with my electricity bill).