Tagged: Theatre

The Others take you, George R.R. Martin!

Why did I read that A Storm of Swords chapter?

Ever since I audibly gasped on the Marshall-bound train this morning, I’ve been thinking about what is probably the most intense chapter I’ve read from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series to date. At Les Mis rehearsal I couldn’t concentrate, watching the ever-so-overrated The Walking Dead I couldn’t concentrate, and doing my two assignments due tomorrow I could not concentrate.

Mr. Martin, you make a damn fine novel but boy do you know how to disrupt my day, ser.

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One Down…

Unaustralia is officially over as of a few hours ago. I’ll miss it – I made some very talented and very great friends with whom I hope I get to work with again in the future. Though having one less commitment is a blessing, given that a bunch of assignments are due this week and Fawlty Towers opens in 9 days…

Quickest 365 Days Ever…

Again, I have a show in half an hour and therefore must choof off. If there’s anything I can leave you with, it’s that my 365 Day Challenge is a shambles because I haven’t done a challenge for almost two weeks. Fun while it lasted. Perhaps 365 Day Challenge was a bit extreme and I could just do a challenge when I feel like it and when I have time on my hands. Yeah.

You Sing or You Die

Sjisdvsjaibdd. I’ve got an audition for Les Miserables tonight and although the nerves haven’t quite set in yet, I know I’m gonna be in dire straits about an hour before I’m due to have my sing-song.

The song I’ve chosen to sing is called ‘Into the Fire’ from The Scarlet Pimpernel and it’s about starting a rebellion. In a way, I feel a bit Robb Starkish when I sing it and that got me thinking…

A Game of Thrones musical.

Sadly, it’s just not possible. The storyline is too sprawling and extensive to be contained within a few hours on stage. Mind you, the same was probably said of Victor Hugo’s massive novel before it got adapted into the most popular musical of all time. The possibilities. Eddard the tenor regaling with Robert the baritone, the massive melancholy ensemble number at the Night’s Watch and the ‘he’s behind you’ chants when the White Walkers start causing havoc. And of course it wouldn’t be a real Game of Thrones musical without the roof-raising rendition of ‘Winter is Coming’.

An Excellent Day

Tuesday was an awesome day for the following reasons:

• It marked the first day of rehearsals for a play I’m assistant directing called Fawlty Towers (a stage adaptation of the highly acclaimed British TV series of the same name)! It was a very productive first day! I will soon link this blog to one that charts the show’s progress and gives insider details and other fun stuffs!

• I spent oodles of time with my girlfriend who just got back from a 3 week jaunt overseas. I missed her and it’s DA BES to have her back. She also bought me toothpaste. There’s a keeper.