This Is Your Final Call

This is the most simple, yet greatly informative post for performance students, in so many ways. To quote The Guardian who have published it on their site:

As part of the celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Theatre, last year film-maker Pinny Grylls was granted exclusive access backstage with some of the National’s company. In the documentary she created, The Hour, we watch the all-important 60 minutes before curtain-up as actors including Simon Russell Beale, Ruby Bentall, Ciarán Hinds, Jenny Jules, Rory Keenan and Sophie Thompson warm up, get into costume and character, and embark on the nerve-racking nightly ritual of preparing to go on stage at one of Britain’s busiest and most high-profile theatres.

What makes me smile most is the unspoken hierarchy. It is really worth making the time to watch it. Click the image below for the link:


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