Friday my Mom arrived from the States and we have been catching up and doing some site seeing here in Scotland. Tomorrow we head off to Paris for three days and then to London for another three before returning to Glasgow for more site seeing in Scotland. I’ve never been to Paris and am very excited about seeing the famous city. London will also be fabulous as it is one of my favorite cities. We have tickets to a new production of ‘Peter Pan’ that is being directed by Ben Harrison. You may recall Mr. Harrison worked with my class for three weeks prior to Winter Break. He is a world renowned director of site specific theatre. ‘Peter Pan’ will be a fantastic event, I have no doubt. They have built a special pavilion in Kensington Gardens in London to house the event. It was in Kensington Gardens where J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan, first met the Llewelyn Davies family. It was this family, with five boys, that inspired him to write the now famous story. The audience will be in the round with a 360 degree screen surrounding them. The actors will be in the center on wires for a good portion of the play and the 360 degree screen will play film footage of the scenery. So when the boys and Wendy fly over London we will all fly over London. I can’t wait to see this production!
As promised below you will find photos from the past few months of crazy. Enjoy!
King Lear - The Royal Family: Lear (Jeremy Crawford) sits on his thrown flanked by his eldest daughter Goneril (Una McDade) in black, middle daughter Regan (Amy Conway) in the red skirt and his youngest Cordelia (Lucy Goldie) in white
King Lear – The Earl of Gloucester (Tony Nappo) embraces his sons; Edgar (Remi Rachuba) left and Edmund (Phillip Burke) right
King Lear – The Duchess of Kent and Oswald (that’s me!)
Julius Caesar – Mr. and Mrs. Caesar: Eric Buchanan as Julius Caesar and Me as Calphurnia
Julius Caesar – Ready to go on in my second Calphurnia scene
Julius Caesar – Here I am as Mark Antony’s Servant, more of a political assistant in our production
Julius Caesar – and as the solider Titinius
In Ullapool Tony N and Jeremy put grey in their beards to get ready to do ‘King Lear’