After last nights full run through, a fire inspector from the fire brigade came to go through every moment in the production where, you guessed it, fire is used. Andrea one of our stunt girls was there as well to give a demo of her fire chain Poi, which looked amazing, but I’m definitely glad that I don’t have to fight her.
Later we began our second lighting rehearsal for the week and even though it lightly rained a few times, it was still really warm.
Potting lights for me is probably one of the most tedious parts of theatre. It involves someone needing to stand on stage in very position where the performers stand, enter, or sing and then wait for the lights to be programed and set.
If you’re the guy doing the standing around it helps if you know how to entertain yourself. My chosen tactic for last night involved a lot of stretching and singing ABBA songs. On the flip side though we finished early and got to go home at 2am instead of 4am that was planned.