Since the last entry things have really picked up and we are all loving every minute. Everyone is comfortable around each other now (helped massively by running the gauntlet of weird dancing), which helps when we have to be horrible to each other and that happens more often than you would think because of the pleasant nature of the play.

ScuttlersEnsemble2We got to try on some clogs and see what they were like to walk in... they are a nightmare. If you don’t step on everyone’s feet, and in doing so break their toes, you will certainly attract the attention of everyone within a mile, so it would appear that a skill we all need to learn is to walk quietly.

Learning about why the gangs were formed and what was done to combat them is really interesting and shows how far we have come, but also how far we still have to go as a society. Issues raised in Scuttlers are still commonplace today which is why I think the piece is going to be so powerful once all elements are put together. It will show society as it always has and always will exist and I am very proud to be a part of it.

Anyway next up is putting together fight scenes and finding out how the parts we have created are all going to mesh together when the cast come in, which I am really looking excited for. Roll on the next rehearsals!

By Tom Durrant - SCUTTLERS Community Ensemble member

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