Hellooooo good oddblog readers…
Allow me to introduce myself and my little blogging situation. My name is Joseph Maudsley, a Derby born actor. I have been employed by the wonderful Oddsocks Productions to play the role of Mark Anthony in their upcoming tour of Julius Caesar. And I cannot bloody wait.
Ok, so now onto my blogging situation. I am going to be blogging throughout the rehearsal and touring process to allow you good readers to have an insight as to what happens on and off the stage during our UK and channel island tour.
I hope you will enjoy the blogs… Cleverly and punningly named Joe Blogs (ooo… It’s a funny one.)
Also, if you have any questions for myself or the other cast members… Fire away, and we will endeavour to answer your questions.
Day 3 in the Julius Caesar house… we all arrived at the Laughter House, Derby (home to Oddsocks Productions) for a 9.30 start… for those who arrive before 9.30, a coffee and a chin wag are in order. I arrive at exactly 9.30. Rehearsals… Ready… Go!!! Previous to today, on day one and two, we read through the script, scene by scene, discussing plot meaning and character motivations… And then moved onto the blocking. It’s a great working environment, where any and every idea is thrown about freely. By the end of day 3, we’ve blocked (which means adding all the movements and staging) upto page 9 of the 36 page script. It’s hilarious working through the script with the team, bouncing ideas around, and trying out various gags. We’ve already got some corkers… and after the first performance we’ll find out whether they are actually funny… or whether the rehearsal process is sending us all a little doolally.
Right… this is all for my first blog… ever… onto line learning and sleep… ready for day 4 of rehearsals.
Thanks for reading,
Joseph (Joe Blogs) Maudsley