That’s right, one week to go and Mrs Bennet isn’t the only one struggling with her ‘nerves’! The rest of the cast and I have been working VERY hard over the past few weeks to bring this Austen classic to life and now we are at the final stages. The set is up, the props are being gathered and scripts are being left behind.
Last week we focused on the epilogue; the letters. This scene has been specifically added to our adaptation by our directors after they were inspired by a performance at the Theatre Royal Bath.
Although at first the letters seemed flat and a bit static, we have now upped the energy, added music and sped up the cues and now the scene is much more polished and concludes the play perfectly.
With only five rehearsals left, the pressure is on. Everyone seems to be feeling both excited and petrified, or rather, in the words of Jane: ‘Half agony, half hope!’
Until next time
Zoe (or Lizzy Bennet)