We’ve been trying out costumes for the Great Hall Players production of ‘Come into the Garden, Maud’ for the past couple of weeks. I do love the evening dress I shall be wearing for the post-party scene. Although I don’t like it quite as much as the one I couldn’t get my rib cage zipped into. Weight I can lose, but I can’t lose ribcage ?
I am now puzzling over how I can quick-change from 1960s casual hair to evening hair, when I am on stage for a lot of the play. I think it could be a challenge. I might play about with speed-glamming up a bouffant tomorrow. It will humour me, whilst simultaneously helping to sooth my ‘essay writing’ and ‘Christmas-shopping-with-next-to-no-money’ pain ?
I quite fancy the idea of experimenting to see if I can create something like the Missy Sue up-do tutorial below, I found on YouTube. I think it might be quite elegant if I can pull it off in the time that I have and if the director thinks it suits the scene. I want to be confident that I can get my hair up well within the time I have off-stage. I will time the scene when we are next in rehearsals to see how long I have. Ah, the magic of the theatre. The play is being performed live and ‘in-the-round’ so there will be no hiding if I stride back on the stage and my hair starts flapping about mid-scene.