A couple of days since our last rehearsal, and we were back. For one of the warm-up games, we played Bang, which is basically Splat, except you say "bang!" and can never ever compare it to Splat or you'll be automatically out.
We also played bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, the game where one person stands in the middle and says "bibbidi-bobbidi-boo" to the others, and they have to say "boo" quickly or they're out. Lily chose me to go in the middle (argh the pressure!), but it was a good bit of fun.
To begin with, lines had been changed around for the first possession scene, so the dead haunted crew were practicing that.
After changing 'Spirit of The Story' last week, we'd need some new choreography, as what we had done before no longer fitted. Dan took charge of that, designing and choreographing new movements for the ghosts around Scrooge. It was well thought-out and encapsulated the possession and beginning of the story, even if it was rather exhausting.
Following lunch, we were once again ready for another run-through. It always manages to make me a little nervous here, waiting to come on stage. Hopefully these constant run-throughs will help to mitigate that, but nonetheless, everything felt fine when we were in the swing of it.
There's not much I can say about the run-through without obviously spoiling the show (and that's a big no-no), but I can mention Joe, Macy, and Izzy's superb acting skills during the parlour song. Absolutely breathtaking.
And again, as the year grows older, the sky darker, and the air colder, we're sure you'll love the warmth A Christmas Carol can bring. After all, it is a story about love, hope and change.