From the start of The Nose rehearsals, Monday 24th February, we were very luck to have a work experience student Hannah Fullerton, from Belfast Royal Academy. Here, she tells us how her week went:
" From “zip zap boing” in the mornings to sitting around a table discussing how noise can come out of stationary, my experience with Bruiser will be one I will never forget.
I had the joy of being on board with Bruiser in their first week of rehearsals for “The Nose” as a part of my work placement. With the bright and early start on Monday 24th February all was kicked off with a production meeting in which the long awaited set was revealed. Then came a read through of the script which I could only describe as utterly hilarious and raw brilliance. At first I was unsure what to think as I was in a room full of strangers however,it didn’t take long as it was a very welcoming atmosphere and I met some very talented people from Natalie (stage manager) to the wonderful Lisa May.
Both actors were so willing and keen to see what Lisa had in store for them which made everything so much more interesting as they would try almost anything. Both actors Patrick and Mitchell weren’t on stage long before they had me in shock with their raw talent and also with their wonderful personalities both of whom will make a dazzling performance.
As the week went on I gained more and more knowledge even though I didn’t partake in much, it was enthralling to watch as it proved the amount of time and effort that is put into a performance. It also enabled me to see that in reality the world of theatre and life on the stage isn’t all lights, camera, action, there is a lot of hard tasks involved but that doesn’t take away from the fun of it all. It was clear that everyone on board with “The Nose” enjoys what they do and that seems to make all the difference as they give it all they have got. This will prove to make all the difference when it comes to the stage!
As Friday approached I didn’t want to leave as I was enjoying it so much and I knew that with such huge imaginations and major ability there would be so much more that would be thought of over the next 3 weeks. This experience for me has been entertaining, inspiring and eye opening as I was able to see what it is like to make it as an actor. I know “The Nose” will be a spectacular show and I wish the cast and team all the best of luck with the rest of rehearsals and the performance! Thank you for taking me on board and I am very excited to come and see the result! "
A big thank you to Hannah from all of us at Bruiser. We wish you all the best for the future and we look forward to seeing you in the front row on opening night at The MAC!