This week saw the private reading of Leopoldville by Jaki McCarrick. The private reading is the last step we have before rehearsing for the actual rehearsed reading itself.

With every new script we decided to work with for the six rehearsed readings we have different stages of development. The private reading allows the writer, actors and ourselves a chance to hear the script out loud with life in it. It gives the writer in particular a chance to highlight areas that need development before we go into rehearsals, which for Leopoldville, start in just over a week.

Leopoldville is the second of our six readings, and it is a very different play to the first. It's much darker and highly dramatic, with very strong language. It will be a real challenge to do it justice.

Can't wait.

R

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