The New Electric Ballroom starts rehearsal next week. The fabulous team are researching, talking, designing and dreaming and over the rehearsal period we will endeavour to bring you some insights into the process of bringing Enda Walsh’s prodigious imagination to life.
Enda Walsh, who now resides in London (and is just about to have a musical – Once – transfer to Broadway), is well known for his recent film (made with visual artist Steve McQueen) Hunger. You may also know him for his play (and film) Disco Pigs, Small Things, Chatroom and The Walworth Farce – all which have played in Sydney.
The New Electric Ballroom is ideally suited to the tiny Stables stage as three women live, sheltered from the world. For our stage design we are building on the dominant features and feel of the room. It’s a unique creative challenge to balance what is required to make the play “work” and to place these elements in the space and to maintain the really stripped back aesthetic that I prefer for this play.
In contrast, the costumes are quite elaborate and without giving anything away here’s a sneak peak from the workshop.
Each week a different member of the team will recount their observations, insights and sneak peaks into the rehearsal process so watch this space and see you at the show!
Director, Kate Gaul
For biogs, photos and other insights check out website page here: http://www.sirentheatreco.com/new-electric-ballroom/.