“The tingles”


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For those of you that know my father you will know that he used this expression a lot when describing events and moments that hit the spot and created a real emotional resonance. Today I had “the tingles” as we completed our second rehearsal for the FCT 30th Anniversary Show.

We’d learned the words and melody of “With This Life of Mine” from the Matchgirls on Friday night and today we blocked and rehearsed the movement (really exciting stuff from Jill) and brought the whole thing together.

It was really quite superb, particularly with singing coach, Joyce’s, interpretation and rigour, and her addition of harmonies

Then a new dimension was introduced.

Liam Sinclair, one of the directors, made us think about the point of it and where it fitted into FCT’s huge canon of work. The 20 minutes he took at the end of the rehearsal turned something that was great into something that is, and will be, utterly compelling, truly moving and peerless.

The way he did it left me breathless.

Be warned. There will be tears. (Especially from my sister Jane.).

9 thoughts on ““The tingles”

  1. SO IT WASN’T JUST ME THEN????

    THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT!!!!

    IT REALLY WAS A SPECIAL MOMENT – TRULY INSPIRED – AND WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKE TO THE WHOLE FEEL OF THE NUMBER.

    YOU’RE RIGHT, MARK, IN THAT 20 MINUTES OF OFF THE CUFF INTUITION LIAM TURNED A GREAT SONG INTO A TRULY EMOTIONAL PIECE OF THEATRE.

    A SHOW-STOPPER IF EVER THERE WAS ONE – AND THERE HAVE BEEN QUITE A FEW IN THE LAST 30 YEARS!

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE NOW!!!!!!!

    GXXX

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  2. Well, be in it then. Or don’t read my blog.
    I’ll only be talking about the company numbers that I’m in and there’s a hell of a lot more to it than that. Honestly, it’s going to be electric.

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  3. Take it you don’t like my caps lock, then? LOL

    I think we must all be feeling a little more confident after yesterday.
    It was definitely a bit of a turning point.

    Roll on Friday!

    GXXX

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