Park Benches, Lemons and an Olivier Nominee
Things are powering along here in the Menagerie offices. Part of our team were rehearsing in the beautiful new building at Hills Road yesterday, and our ASM, Bryony, was totally inspired by the stunning coloured windows. They do sound amazing! Thanks Hills Road for helping us out with rehearsal space!
Bryony has also come up trumps and found a park bench we can borrow for our play 'The Summer Before Everything'. Saves us from stealing one from Parker's Piece (only joking!). Finding props is a busy job and people are running all over Cambridge finding the right bits and bobs to bring our Hotbed plays to life: wigs, candlesticks, a washing line, 18th century window, lemons, loaf of bread with money hidden in it...the list goes on.
We are also really excited about our guest shows and have started to arrange accommodation for visiting companies. If you haven't already booked tickets for 'Ross and Rachel', don't miss this little gem. It has an impressive list of accolades, and has been described as 'a startling piece of new writing' by The Stage. Written by 2015 Olivier Nominee, James Fritz, the play tells the mind-bending, heart-breaking story of what happens when a couple that was always meant to be together, gets together. And stays together! It was a sell-out hit in Edinburgh and in New York.
Anyway, hope to see you at Hotbed!
Mhari I Producer