For those of you who are unfamiliar with social media calls, it's basically a chance for bloggers and tweeters etc to come along and preview some scenes from the show. There are photo and video opportunities and some time for cast interviews.
I arrived at the theatre just on time - and no more - after a minor train incident (why does Glasgow have a Pollockshaws East and a Pollockshields East- that's not at all confusing) and met with Eve from the NTS and the other people there for the call. We got to chat for a bit which was great, I always love meeting people with the same passions as me and listening to the projects they're involved with.
First on the agenda was a run through of two scenes from the show, we were encouraged to film, take pictures and update our twitters the entire way through. For this part of the day we were joined by the big bad press. This was a little intimidating, comparing their massive cameras to my tiny iphone, but after the first scene I was over that and ended up ducking and diving through tripods to get my shots.
Here are a few teaser shots of the set:
After the scene run-through we were given the opportunity to speak with some of the creative minds behind Macbeth, including the set designer and the star of the show himself Alan Cumming. Everyone we spoke with provided an in-depth insight into how the production came to be with so much pride and enthusiasm.
I am lucky enough to be seeing the show tomorrow with the other NTS Champions, so a full review with my thoughts on the show along with some interview footage and snaps will be up in the next few days.
I think social media calls are a fabulous idea and if you can, I would try and get involved with the next one. It's a unique experience that leaves you feeling totally inspired.
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