Well met, fear friends, well met! Welcome to this installment of Sure Foot News! (We tried to come up with a witty name but with so much going on we thought our brains would be better spent elsewhere... like in rehearsals!)
Speaking of rehearsals, we are thrilled to welcome the Bank Hotel on board as our Official Rehearsal Space Sponsor! The Bank Hotel is on King St Newtown, conveniently located a couple of doors up from Newtown Station. They are absolute legends and have agreed to let us take up residence in the Waywards bar while we work through what exactly we will be putting in front of you, our dear audience! The food at the Bank is great so consider stopping in for a bite before coming to the show, or a late-night bevvy after the theatre bar closes. http://www.bankhotel.com.au/
We've also been busy in the Production Office (aka whichever cafe will serve us) this week, launching both our trailer and our Kickstarter campaign. A huge thanks to Sarah Estela for shooting and editing the trailer, and to our Composer/Sound Designer Ned McPhie for the music. You can check out both the trailer and the Kickstarter campaign here. Even the smallest contributions can help to make a big difference, and we really appreciate you support.
With rehearsals now in their second week, we're seeing some really nice stuff come to life as our cast and director explore the text more deeply. Set Design is almost locked in and we have also welcomed a new member to our team, with the wonderful Declan Clow joining our ranks as Stage Manager.
It's been an exciting week here at Mauritius HQ, with another big week to come.