How to create characters that work across mediums – Raindance

After I’d gone to see the stage musical Kinky Boots (for the first of many times) last spring, I realised that I had never seen the film, which is now ten years old. It was a very strange experience.

I’d been blasting the cast album for a few days and knew all the songs, and remembered how moments worked on stage, and the non-sung-through aspect was obviously the first hurdle. The second one was that the main theme (daddy issues) was heightened in the play to show the parallels between the two main characters in a way that provided not only many wonderful visual opportunities and beautiful duets, but also made the piece more consistent. What struck me was also the characters.

Read the rest on the Raindance blog.


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