I'm taking the rehearsals for My Fair Lady exceedingly seriously. It's a very long show - 3 hours - with chorus numbers that had to be carefully conceived by the writers, since they were absent from the original play (Pygmalion). With good writing, excellent choreography and direction and a cast of amateurs, something needs to be in place to bridge the gap. That something should be good old fashioned practice. So I take the rehearsals very seriously. I also spend most of the time rehearsing with a huge grin on my face (unless the director requires a different expression). Indeed, one of my fellow cast members has renamed me "Mr Happy". I think she believes me to be on drugs. I am not. I am simply enjoying the whole process thoroughly. Hopefully, the Gala Theatre audiences in Durham will see the benefit.
There are only two rehearsals I may miss between now and the show. One is a definite miss, since it moved to clash with another commitment. The other is a maybe - it depends on the rail service. Hopefully I can trust this service, but if not then my day trip to London, for a stay of approximately 4 hours in the place, will turn into "journey to disaster".