‘Twinterview’ Reprise

Summary of our 18 September ‘Twinterview’ with Emma Sweeney, director of Brentwood Operatic Society’s production of COMPANY, which will be performed at the Brentwood Theatre from 2-5 November 2011.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s (Brentwood Operatic Society):  We’re very pleased to ‘Twinterview’ @emma_j_sweeney this evening about Brentwood Operatic Society’s Nov production of Sondheim’s COMPANY.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s:  Emma,how are you finding rehearsals for Brentwood Operatic Society’s COMPANY so far?
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney: All is going well, thank you, as we are now fully cast & last week the singing was sounding great.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s:  Have you directed a Sondheim show before, Emma?
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney: No, but I am a big fan of his work and I am very pleased that it is my debut show for Brentwood Operatics.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s:  How do you prepare for rehearsals?
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney: Reading the script, finding themes and getting an idea of what I want from that particular scene or song.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s: (Check out the photos http://ow.ly/6xGKf of August rehearsals)
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s: How would you summarise the plot of Sondheim’s COMPANY?
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney: A man spends his 35th b’day reviewing the relationship of his married friends & girlfriends in an honest and witty way.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s: Written in 1969, in the era of ‘free love’, do you feel COMPANY’s take on marriage is still relevant in 2011?

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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney:  Definitely, it is a universal topic which crosses generations & audiences will relate to many aspects of the show as it is very observational.
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s: Do you have a favourite character or favourite couple in Sondheim’s COMPANY?
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Emma Jane Sweeney

@emma_j_sweeney:  They are all charming in different ways & there is a part of their characteristics in all of us that we can relate to.

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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s: And do you have a favourite song or piece of dialogue from Sondheim’s COMPANY?
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney:  My favourite song is You Could Drive a Person Crazy as it reminds me of college and my favourite catchphrase would be ‘Sneaky Pete’ which I said to Ian before rehearsals started!
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s:  Sondheim’s COMPANY has had many famous directors in its time.  How will you put your own stamp on the show?
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney:  I have been inspired by the other productions and decided to do it on a 3 sided stage (almost in the round).
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Brentwood Operatic
@b_o_s:  Thank you for our first ‘Twinterview’. We’re looking forward to your Sondheim debut in November!
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Emma Jane Sweeney
@emma_j_sweeney: Thank you.

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This interview was conducted by Local by Social Ltd, acting as social media manager for the Brentwood Operatic Society.

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