In the latest behind the scenes blog, Assistant Director Bill Laughey talks to us briefly about his role in the rehearsal and production process:
“My job title on Miss Julie is Assistant Director.
For me that means chipping in with the occasional suggestion whilst trying not to tread on the main man’s toes.
Andy has a big role in this and it isn’t easy to direct and play a big part both at the same time and that is where I come in. And it is a pleasure.
Gemma, Victoria and Andy are all such excellent actors and any suggestions I can make they tend to improve on several times over.
Miss Julie is a great little play. Taught and tense – it pretty much plays out in real time. In the space of ninety minutes and with only three central characters Strindberg creates a gripping and really meaty piece of drama. And Gemma has done a brilliant job with the script. I am looking forwards to seeing it in the performance. Immensely!”
Miss Julie runs from 15th January to 7th February at venues across Yorkshire. See http://www.hedgepigtheatre.co.uk/miss-julie.php for all details.