For it is a truth universally acknowledged…

And so another show comes to an end, and we are once again in that awful space of nothingness that follows. The post-show blues is indeed a truth universally acknowledged (well, in the acting world), and everyone knows that the best way to cope is to get started on the next project as soon as…

Mid-run magic

We’re now in that magical place that is halfway through show week. Pride and Prejudice opened at the Kings Theatre on Wednesday with a matinee, and runs until Saturday night. We’re three shows down, three to go, and it feels like I’m in a strangely pleasant no man’s land. Show week is a special yet…

From page to stage – acting Pride and Prejudice

In rehearsals for Pride and Prejudice we are getting deeper into the subtext of some of the scenes, and the subtleties of emotion that characters such as Jane and Elizabeth Bennet show. If you’re playing a character that is larger than life, and some of those in my familiar treading ground of Shakespeare are almost…

A visit to Jane Austen’s House

On Saturday I paid a visit to Jane Austen’s House Museum in the pretty village of Chawton. Although I’ve always wanted to go there, this seemed a particularly fitting time to finally make the short trip, with One Off Productions currently rehearsing Pride and Prejudice. I wanted to get a feel for the writer behind…