Alligators was a return to a far more ‘traditional’ way of working for me. In previous months I’d been very active in movement based and performance art based work. It had been a while since I’d been in a rehearsal room with an actual script. 

Andrew Keatley’s gripping script carved out a delicious moral dilemma for our audiences. My job was to shift certainty and introduce doubt in a visual way without being too cumbersome. Endless fine detail in transitions was the name of the game. 

As the the rehearsal notebook shows, in the room I was intent on understanding focus and insuring that light changes landed at precisely the right moment. 

 

Alligators ran at the Hampstead Theatre’s Downstairs Theatre from 17th June - 16th July 2016

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