Wicked first day of rehearsal for the Up North workshop week. Was great to meet all the cast, many of them for the first time, and jump straight into a read through. It was longer than I hoped (almost 2 hours!!) but we can make it shorter. Loads of great moments in there and feel blessed to be working with such talented and generous actors who are already giving me so much amazing feedback and bringing stuff to the characters I never thought was there. Realised today the play might actually have too much meaty stuff in so is about honing down and making the great stuff in there even better. Can’t wait for the rest of the week. Only downside was it seemed to be one of the nicest days of the year and I was cooped up inside all day, but I’m northern so I’ve got to complain about something!