U 9 task 8 – rehearsed reading to invited audience

Below are the Video’s of our rehearsed reading.

A little bit about the day before:

The day before the rehearsed reading, we encountered a few issues. As Leah was ill today, I had to Stand in for her part as Granny and Mrs Dollysmith. As I didn’t fully know her lines and stage directions, the piece dragged a little bit and we lost the pace a few times. Because of this we were knocked by our peers in the class quite a lot, despite having explained our situation. I feel this made us work twice as hard fore the rehearsed reading to prove them wrong. This also made me feel that I needed to develop my character a lot more in order to meet the demands of the piece.


The feedback we received: 

After our rehearsed reading, we received some feedback. I will display the feedback for each character below.

Leah – Ensure you stick to just 1 accent when you perform as Mrs Dollysmith and decide which one it is. Also make sure at the beginning to improve on your diction as you are delivering the whole plot and if you’re misunderstood then the whole piece will fail to make any sense, however the characterization as the Granny is coming along really well and we are able to see what you are portraying clearly.

Josh- The Evil Shape Collector’s character is coming along really nicely, it was nice to see how you had toned down the voice to be less ‘shouty’ and intimidating for the sidekick and the audience. This works really well. The relationship between the ESC and the Sidekick is really beginning to improve and it’s clear to see who has the status at various times and what the goal is that you’re trying to achieve. remember that although your character is evil, you are also only a little more clever than the sidekick and a silly character yourself.

Daytona- The character is coming along well, just make things bigger for the audience and be sure to not let the characterization slip or the voice, as long as this is maintained. the character will develop on further. Also the use of costume was a big help to help you come out of your comfort zone and give you the confidence to play such a silly role. Also remember that an audience full of peers will be very different to an audience of children as peers know you and will laugh at different things – especially as they’ve never seen you perform a role such as this before. also project a little more.

Harry – The role of the dogtective suits you really well, the character is lovable and the voice is spot on, just try not to make some of the movements too ‘human like’ as you are meant to be a dog (Since then we have decided that dog movements are for when the Granny is around and the human like movements are for when he is playing the detective)

Beth – You play the character of Isabella extremely well, the relationship between herself and sherlock bones the dogtective is brilliant and it is clear to see their status and friendship developing throughout the performance.

Set – The set looks a little cluttered and messy, however when the actual set is used (not chairs etc..) then this will be improved a lot.


2 thoughts on “U 9 task 8 – rehearsed reading to invited audience”

  1. Daytona, it is good that you have written out the feedback your group was given but it would have been good practice for you to have reflected on these comments and how they might be acted on as your piece develops. There is still some work needed for this task – see below.

    Make sure that you pay attention to the brief which asked you to: ” evaluate how well you feel your piece will meet the needs of the Key Stage you are aiming it at and what are the areas you will still need to clarify and develop before it will work as a touring piece.” AND “to evaluate how effective your workshop will be as an accompaniment to your piece and what are the areas you will still need to clarify and develop”. NONE of the groups discussed their workshop plans which was disappointing.


  2. Sorry Daytona, your evaluation should be in Task 9 so you may well be addressing the task points in that evaluation once you have published it.


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