We're almost there now. This week saw the Chameleons edge ever closer to the end of the show. It will be a somewhat shorter post this week; as our main focus now is rehearsing the material our cast have created and staging those final few scenes. A quick round of games to get everyone warmed up and then it was straight into action.
At long last, Peter, Susan and Lucy meet the great and mighty Aslan. The cast (one person especially) has been eagerly waiting for the appearance of the lion in rehearsals. We talked about presence for this scene; about how a king might talk and where they might look. How others might react to him too. Aslan's arrival has certainly been long awaited in the story and in our rehearsals. There is little time to bask though, as things move quickly for our characters from this point onwards.
Before the siblings can rest, they are attacked again. This meant another fight scene to stage. Unlike last week- the second battle between Peter and Maugrim is more intense. It meant more actions to learn and more time needed to practice. The boys did a fantastic job with the scene, however, and the fight looks great.
Meanwhile Edmund is still stuck at the Witch's camp with Gimmerbrick and the wolves. Staging this scene was quite fun-as Aslan's forces come to the rescue. There is a lot of comedy within the scene; testament to how diverse a range our brilliant Chameleons can perform. For such a short scene in the script- it has a lot of heart.