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To find out how rehearsals are going please see the report below by Arthur Tapner, F Social, 6.1.
As we enter the final stretch of rehearsals for 'Titanic, the Musical' the heat is certainly beginning to rise. The set is looking simply fantastic and really does justice to this powerful story. I think for me the most special thing about this show is that it is a real group effort, there are so many great parts and almost everyone has a few lines. The beaming sound of everyone singing the big emotional numbers is seriously overwhelming; this is before we introduce the orchestra and mics etc. The sound will be epic.
From the first rehearsal all the way back in the Lent term to now we have all certainly come a long way! (Some more than others it must be said!). Our journey so far has of course had its ups and downs but the show is really beginning to take shape. We recently staggered through the whole show which begins to really paint a picture of what the final show is going to look like. We basically ran the second half and you get a sense that what we are doing is going to be something truly special. Through the rehearsal period there have been some absolutely unforgettable moments. For example, when the boys and the girls first met their respective couples there was certainly a feeling of awkwardness leading the director to saying, “You know, you could ask permission to put your arm round her, I’m sure she won’t bite,” to one of the boys.
As I am playing the Captain of the ship, there is obviously a heavy responsibility to be carried forward. I feel like after every rehearsal my character is developing vastly and that I’m beginning to do E J Smith justice. We must never forget that we are playing real people and not just characters. It’s always fascinating to see the words on a script finally come to life on stage and honestly there are some ‘spine-tingling’ moments that have been crafted. For example, at the end of Act 1 when the ship is heading for the iceberg, the choral sound and positioning of everyone makes for some astonishing theatre.
What makes Titanic so special is the fact that we are telling such a powerful and truthful story. It also feels very special because the musical is a very accurate telling of the sinking of the Titanic. However, after explaining for hours to people that the main characters in the film are not the same as in the musical, the most common enquiry about Titanic remains: “Who is playing Jack.” And, yes, it is annoying!
Report by Arthur Tapner, F Social, 6.1