I had my first experience working with a community cast and what a whopper it was. The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Otherengaged with 100 non-professional performers from across Edinburgh over three months with the full might of the Lyceum Theatre behind it.
I was one of two Assistant Directors, working with the directing partnership of Wils Wilson and Janice Parker.
It was also my first experience of working in the wings whilst a performance is happening on stage. It was really wonderful to see how the stage management and wardrobe teams negotiated the space and facilitated the smooth, seamless movement of people, props and costumes upon costumes.
I think we’re all knackered. We were all doing something new, something big, and something wonderful.