You really do have to buy this week’s Dunfermline Press, which has now fewer than three pages featuring our Act 1 gondoliers and contadine. Well done Douglas, for “socking it to them” at the start of the Press Entertainment section. And thanks to Jim Payne for taking some great photos!
Of course, the real thing is better than any images can be, so you’ll need to make haste to Carnegie before Saturday night …
Well done, everybody! And thanks to Mike Pendlowski, who managed to find time to take these pictures at the Technical Rehearsal. A somewhat eclectic collection – Mike’s main task naturally came first – but they give a representative view of what we’re sure will be a great First Night. Break a leg, everybody!
This was the scene at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall on Monday evening for the Technical Rehearsal of the show that you’ll be able to enjoy from tonight. Venice, eat your heart out! The Members Page will shortly have more pictures from this wonderful production, but the only way of appreciating it fully is to take your place among the audience. Tickets are still available from the Theatre Box Office (01383 602302), or just turn up – “Overture and beginners” at 7.30pm (Saturday matinée at 2.30pm).
If you are looking here for information about our exciting jaunt to Venice and Barataria, it means you’ve missed our Next Show page! Follow the link, or click the image, to get the flier and booking form. If you can come on a night other than the ever-popular Friday, you’ll find really competitive seat pricing, and especially good deals for families. Where else can you have an evening out for two adults and two children for £25? – and possibly end up with the youngsters hooked for life!
Peter has provided the linked prompt sheet for the ladies taking part in the opening number. He “will now look forward to perfection from the ladies (Contadine) chorus!”.
Our crew of gondoliers are seen here apparently heading towards the interval! “Away they go to an island fair … wherever that isle may be.” Of course, we all know that it’s on-stage, and they’re not really hauling, but don’t they give a good impression of doing so!
Thanks to Fiona for taking some shots of the Sunday rehearsal on 26 January.
Two of our principal gondoliers are waiting to entertain you! Fortunately, an orchestra is there to back the singers. As are a chorus of beautiful flower maidens! But to find out who ends up with who, you’ll have to see our show, which starts at Carnegie in under a fortnight.
More rehearsal pictures by Fiona Main on our Members Page.