Moby Dick Rehearsals Day 4

Day 4. It’s our second to last day at the wonderful Point Theatre in Eastleigh. It’s going to be really sad to go. We’ve had a lovely time. It’s amazing how much more work you get done when you’re in residency. Following on from my long term bug bare about the English obsession with putting […]

Moby Dick Rehearsal Day 3

Day three in the Moby Dick house. Bit of a breakthrough day today – the text has landed! Moby Dick was in the room as we started playing with text and drone. For the moment though we’re not hunting the elusive whale – as much as the elusive voice of the angel. Which – largely […]

Extracts of text… Moby!

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Text for Songs… Moby!

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Songs we want to learn… Moby!

Hall on the Bowline (in the shanty book) – also available here Fire Merengo lyrics here Clear the Track and Let the Bullgine Roll (in the shanty book) ideally with a drone in the background  (replacing guitar accompaniment) so it becomes a lamenting line over a drone vocal quality like: Paddy Doyles Boots (in the […]

Moby Day 3 Discoveries – it’s Epic!

So It seems like we’ve discovered several things about how this show is going to work. There seems to be an epic element to the narrative which suits a chorus who’ll narrate through text spoken over drone/song or text set to drone/song as chant depending on the moment. There is then the voice of Ahab […]

Moby Dick Rehearsal Day 2

Day two of rehearsals down at the Point in Eastleigh. The rehearsal room is absolutely fantastic. We’re living on site for the week. Today was the first day we’ve had our full compliment including musical director Fernando Rosende. Have a little look at what we’ve been up to below… Supported by:

Mimetic Commission – the big idea!

This year Finger in the Pie launched a new competition as part of our Mimetic festival to help fund two new pieces of theatre. Here’s some of the thinking behind it. We believe in the importance of supporting new work. We’re well aware of how hard it is to get new projects off the ground. […]

A few thoughts on devising

There are no fixed rules when it comes to devising. Each project is different. But here are some suggestions we’ve found useful: 1) Start with as much stuff as you can in the room. Begin by bringing in as much stuff as you can and create a safe environment for your devisers to play with […]

Pantomime and Burlesque

A large proportion of modern theatre can trace its descent from the Commedia Del Arte of sixteenth century Italy. Be it an old-fashioned Punch and Judy performance on the beach or Complicité at the National, the roots can be traced back to the Commedia. Perhaps it is not surprising then to find that both Pantomime […]