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On Friday 18th March, Lady Werthachat held a Gala Event  of entertainments in order to raise funds for ‘The Guilding of the Moat’ in honour of her late husband, Sir Bluster de Werthachat who sadly drowned in the lake whilst pruning his roses. We see here Werthachat hall before the guilding and an architects impression of the final effect. We also see portraits of Sir Loverly de Werthachat by Nicholas Hillyup (1585 )and Lady Simper de Werthachat by Thomas Gainsborow (1773)

As part of “OutMask’, Prosopon are exploring and rehearing for a Commedia Dell ‘Arte inspired ‘Cabaret’ style show. Mentored by Didi Hopkins we have now taken our experience and skills into the devising  of ‘Lady WerthaChat’s Quadrille’ or ‘For every Master, a Servant’.

To be premiered at City Arts, Nottingham, friday 18th March 2012.    In the spirit of Commedia this will be a rough-hewn entertainment, full of topical and local jokes.

Theatre of the people and for the people.

After two weeks of short  and frustratingly unsatisfying bursts of just a hour or so here and there, today I spent 6 hours on the job, in honour of International Commedia Dell ‘Arte Day. I think I have cracked it. Not finished but feel like my hands and eyes understand what they are doing now. Loads more practice needed but happily on the way. Have a real sense of 3D in the wood.

I should get to leather next week.