The above photo was taken at the entrance to the Kynren site last week, the last time I was there.
Last week rehearsals brought a close to a long and gruelling schedule of barn rehearsals, which consisted of around 18 different choreographed scenes for my new team 7.
What comes next is a well deserved break for most teams, although for the hard-working Cavalry team there is rarely a break, as they work alongside our amazing horses and animals.
For me this year has been different, but most welcome.
Having made this stage last year within the cast, my transition although at times painful to watch has been progressively better, at least for me.
Having a year’s experience of going through the rehearsals stage certainly gave me confidence heading into this year.
I’ve spoken at length regarding everyone involved in the Kynren project before, on how committed, how helpful and supportive they are.
Team 7 is my newest team, an all male group of varying ages, some experienced hands that have been involved in Kynren since the start, some who have never even witnessed the show as they have been on stage for every performance.
Mixed with the new recruits who bring their own passions, talents and personalities to the mix, I already know it’s going to be a memorable summer full of laughter and long lasting memories.
Last week, Team 7 had our last 4 rehearsals of the month, and with it I had to miss a couple of sessions through other commitments.
For me community plays a big part in everything I look to do, after all it was one of the main reasons why I first joined the Kynren project.
But due to a change in the schedule I had to miss Tuesday’s sessions as I present on local radio, Bishop FM as well.
Rehearsals have been excellent, and a joy to attend, each one provides you with the skills to perform each sequence of each scene within the full production of the show.
At Kynren we are extremely lucky to have been taught by the best.
From Creative Director Steve Boyd who has worked on numerous Olympic Games productions, to Mark Hindman-Smith our outstanding combat choreographer, and of course the Pink Ladies who whip us all into shape with mass movement, timings and performance.
On this whole project we are all one, we each work hard, support and respect each other and pull together to be show ready to perform.
At times I personally think we are all ‘Arthur’ living Kynren through one set of eyes as it all gets picture puzzled together, right before our very eyes.
So what’s next?
Kynren Stage Rehearsals start in a few weeks time.
For me, again, it’s one of the best and my favourite parts of Kynren, for anyone that knows me, they’ll know I speak fondly about the stage rehearsals.
It’s a time where all the teams come together and piece by piece Kynren becomes alive.
This time I get to experience looking in front of the tribune.
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