March 25, 2013 by tonyberkman
Ah, the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd…
As April 14th 1983 approached, Ho and I began rehearsals on what would become The Very Nearly One Man Mime Show, in the place that it was to be performed, Beacon School drama studio.
A completely empty, 80 x 30ft space, black all over, apart from the nasty brown nylon carpet tiles, fitted with 13 amp wall sockets and a rudimentary lighting rig which was controlled from a cupboard with no view of the “stage” area.
The blankness of the place wasn’t an issue, indeed, our previous show had been called Images on a Blank Stage, it was more the technical logistics that were a problem.
The lights that were in situ – a few profile spots and a selection of fresnels (box shaped spotlights that could be focused via a slide-mounted lens) – were…
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