It’s such a joy to be able to walk to rehearsals. Especially on a day like today when the skies were so clear. Hooray. Maybe I should work at Riverside Studios more often!
And model showing, read-through and table work all went well. Although I think some of the cast (who have predominantly worked in TV) were a little perplexed by the concept of table work – in TV they have no rehearsal they just do it! Who knows what would they make of working with directors who do weeks of table work?
But they’re a brilliant bunch and I have a totally wonderful assistant director in the form of Alex Brown. Then we all trundled back to mine in the evening for a (PBM tradition) first night dinner. Conversation was pretty intense and not a little revealing – so that’s the cast bonding done, and it’s only day one!