Don Quixote finally set off on it’s adventure last Friday. Sadly the weather for the first show decided to rain non-stop. Soggy actors and audience persevered though! Cyclists are hardy people and this goes along with outdoor theatre/performance of any kind. You keep going, as long as it’s safe to. The audience hopefully appreciate it, as we appreciate them sticking with us! They were troopers, the youngest on a bike being a girl of around 4 or 5. She kept going and the company have nothing but the upmost respect for her!
Sunday provided gorgeous weather and as a result a sold-out and energised audience. It’s incredible how their interaction can affect how you see/play your character. That afternoon it firmly clicked into place and helped upped my performance as well as try a few new things out.
All in all a good start, and another weekend to go in Exeter. Tickets are selling well so take the chance and join in the adventure on your bicycle.
Don Quixote by Bicycle has been officially launched! Burn the Curtain have details on their website for this summers new show http://burnthecurtain.wordpress.com/the-adventures-of-don-quixote/
We participated in Sky Ride in Plymouth on 13th May. Whilst myself and my colleage Richard Pulman cycled around the Hoe and the city in character on our bikes, workshops ran where children and adults could decorate their bikes to add some sparkle in the sun.
Yours truly will be playing Sancho Panza, which again requires myself to be kitted out in a fake belly. This I usually double up with a beard for reasons I’ve never fully understood…
Here I am in The Herald: http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/PICTURES-Thousands-cycle-Plymouth-Sky-Ride/story-16077631-detail/story.html
The costume was designed and made by Meier Williams. Dapple the Donkey was designed and made by Ruth Webb and the energetic chaps from Bike Space Plymouth helped get the bike into an actor proof condition!