Mia Stubbings joins the Oddsocks rehearsal this week, she gives you a peak into what happened of Day 2 of rehearsals.
I think I should probably start by saying that today, we did not get locked out of the rehearsal room, and so it has been a successful day by all accounts.
Today was dedicated to music and costumes. The music sounds awesome already and it’s only day two. Imagine what it will sound like 4 weeks from now. Hint: Fantastic.
I spent most of the morning resisting the temptation to start dancing around the room, and instead resigned myself to the occasional bobbing of the head and tapping of the foot.
Teas and coffees were, of course, obligatory. I am the Mug Fairy. ‘The Mairy’, if you will. I’ll whisk away the empty mugs and wash them without anyone realising they’re gone, until someone pipes up, ‘Has anyone seen my mug?’ Too late, the Mug Fairy beat you to it. She’s on it.
I then had to take off my Mug Fairy wings and replace them with an explorer hat, because I was sent on an errand to the bank. Geography isn’t my strong point and I was worried that a search party would be necessary once the sun had set and I had still not returned. But never fear, with directions scribbled on my hand and a spring in my step, I managed to find my destination.
It was literally just down the road. I don’t think I’ll need directions next time. I did walk straight past the bank at first because I was too busy looking at my hand, but I managed to complete my task and arrive back safely. Phew.
The afternoon was primarily costume and Yum Yum based. Vanessa came in to measure and stick safety pins into people, and then took some costumes away to work her magic on.
Peter brought the Yum Yums.
Many a list and spreadsheet were made to document what we have and what we need. It was all very exciting and very efficient. A lot of work and planning goes into what you see on stage. And a lot of lists. A plethora of lists.
I enjoyed seeing ideas and gags blossoming right in front of my eyes. Some might work, some might not, but it’s great to see everyone bouncing off each other to come up with brilliant ways to make the audience laugh. Obviously I can’t tell you about them; it would ruin the surprise.
I also love how everyone’s brains work, and it’s such a fabulous feeling to be around people who are just as creative and passionate about theatre as I am. It’s like being in an Oddsocks bubble. Maybe if I stay long enough, some of their brilliance (and confidence) will rub off on me. *crosses every crossable body part*