We’ve just finished week 5 of rehearsals and have moved out of the rehearsal room. Tomorrow we will be on the main stage at the Crucible Theatre for tech week.
So far, so good. In fact, so far, so amazing. The play is powerful and emotional with distinctive characters who are forced to endure very difficult circumstances.
I am enjoying playing Kay Amin, wife to former president Idi Amin, because she is courageous, loving and has a big heart. I get to challenge myself by exploring/playing dark and heavier emotions, as well as lighter, brighter moments of joy and comedy.
My fellow actors are incredible and everyone fits their role perfectly. Our director, Gbolahan, has a strong vision. The play is huge and emotionally charged, but Gbolahan has been thorough and thoughtful towards us as actors and all aspects of the play’s execution.
I’m excited to finally perform our show in front of an audience – honestly, I can’t stress enough how much of a blessing this opportunity is. We have all been working meticulously and patiently to contribute and create a powerful show. I hope that our audiences will walk out feeling reflective and different.
Below are pictures from the last few weeks of rehearsals. All pictures taken by Helen Murray.