Thursday, 21 June 2012
Suddenly we’re transported back to the earlier 18th century as we revive our Choice of Hercules (Handel) which we performed at the Holywell Music Room and elsewhere last autumn and winter. With a new singer, Chris Lowrey, in the title role, we’re rehearsing this evening in the slightly bizarre setting of a local hall in Westminster amidst bunting and children’s buggies. Our two performances this weekend are again in and near Oxford: both are invitation events. I’m sitting in the back of the rehearsal, enjoying the fact that I’m not involved in directing for once, and can leave that to John Arthur: and meanwhile I’m trying to work out the prop list for the French double-bill.