Hotel Echo Theatre Co.

An eclectic company creating captivating performance using physical theatre, new writing and inventive storytelling.


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Wild Men prepare themselves for battle

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With 2 weeks to go ‘Wild Men’ is taking shape. We’re currently rehearsing 10-5pm every week day in order to get our boots spick and span and ready for the Bristol Old Vic run! Thankfully as the weather’s not been too kind lately, it hasn’t been difficult to become wrapped up in the world of the play, spending our lives in the rehearsal room at the Bristol Old Vic diligently compiling a story of masculinity, loss and beauty next door to World Cup Final 1966 and, for some time, The Libertine. Although beauty might not be the first word to would pop into your mind if visiting our rehearsal room! Each morning starts with a fitness drill; this morning’s consisting of 100 sit ups, 75 crunches, 40 bicycles and a 1 minute 45 plank. We’ve built ourselves up over the last few weeks, slowly but surely, to ready ourselves for war. This is usually followed by our favourite game of Ninja and then straight onto devising/rehearsing. Afternoon is singing drills; with each company member, soldier and chorister alike, practicing breathing and pitching. We have a wonderful musical director, Verity Standen, who leading our singing and teaching us some incredible original Choral pieces which soon will be filling the studio! If you fancy seeing what all the hard work comes down to, book yourself a ticket and come join us in two weeks’ time at the Bristol Old Vic.

http://www.bristololdvic.org.uk/wildmen.html

Wild Men, Bristol Old Vic Studio, 25th-28th June

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