Enrico Basilica needed

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Enrico Basilica needed

Postby Bayleaf » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:54 pm

I am directing an amateur production of Maskerade to be put on at The Place Theatre Bedford; week commencing September 19. I need a large gentleman to play the tenor Enrico Basilica (Henry Slugg) in Stephen Briggs Adaptation. Rehearsals are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Wootton Village Hall. :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:06 pm

Welcome to the site Bayleaf and good luck with your hunt. :D

You might want to try posting on the Cunning Artificer's forum as well as there are a lot of Discworld fans on there. :wink:
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Postby grumbly_frown » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:52 pm

Hi Bayleaf

I shall be directing Maskerade next July at the Corn Exchange in Wallingford and would love to sharing thoughts and ideas with you about some of the technical challenges if you're interested?

I did try and persuade Stephen Briggs to let me put in the scene at the Inn where Granny plays poker with Death but I failed... :roll:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:30 pm

Welcome to you too! :D
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:09 pm

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Postby Bayleaf » Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:56 pm

Be happy to share things with you. A dilemma I have at the moment is over Greebo. In human form no problem but as a cat? I suppose we have to use a toy cat but I am not happy
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Postby Banzai » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:07 am

Is this going to be filmed? Anyone in the area with a small camcorder?
Would be cool if we could see the show those of us that a 'little bit' to far away to take the trip. :)

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Postby Bickaxe » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:09 am

grumbly_frown wrote:Hi Bayleaf

I shall be directing Maskerade next July at the Corn Exchange in Wallingford and would love to sharing thoughts and ideas with you about some of the technical challenges if you're interested?

I did try and persuade Stephen Briggs to let me put in the scene at the Inn where Granny plays poker with Death but I failed... :roll:


Ooh, provided we're still in the area, may very well come and see that
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Maskerade

Postby Bayleaf » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:51 pm

Bickaxe wrote:
grumbly_frown wrote:Hi Bayleaf

I shall be directing Maskerade next July at the Corn Exchange in Wallingford and would love to sharing thoughts and ideas with you about some of the technical challenges if you're interested?

I did try and persuade Stephen Briggs to let me put in the scene at the Inn where Granny plays poker with Death but I failed... :roll:


Ooh, provided we're still in the area, may very well come and see that


I will post details of the play nearer the time. At the moment casting is a bit of a problem.
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Postby grumbly_frown » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:33 am

Been producing Our Country's Good hence the absence (12th-16th October).

Greebo is a real stumper... toy stuffed cat is all I've ever seen and I wouldn't want that either. I saw a production of the Truth with a human dressed as Gaspode. I checked animatronic cats - very very very expensive.

Transformation from cat to human is ok but human to cat will need to be handled very carefully without it becoming total pantomime... (although maybe we could work that in...:-)

Broomswordstick will apparently need all kinds of idiocy to transfer to and from the theatre according to law and H&S.

And unfortunately at the CX flying people is not something we can do (so I'm told :-} )

Still - there's a while to go yet
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:41 pm

Maybe a person dressed as a cat on all fours is the best way to go. Even a man wearing just a mask will work through the Magic of Theatre. People don't expect too much realism at the theatre - they expect to use their imaginations.

It would certainly make the transformation scenes easier. The important thing is the actor act like a cat when he's a cat and like a man when transformed. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:47 pm

...or how about a talking cat that can stand on its back legs? :wink:

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