Jodie Jacobs is currently starring in Unexpected Joy, which opened this week at Southwark Playhouse.The piece is a new musical from Bill Russell and Janet Hood about the story of three generations of female singers who all come together over a week. Jacobs' other credits include Myth at the Other Palace, Bananaman at Southwark Playhouse, Legally Blonde at the Gatehouse and Carrie at Southwark Playhouse. Here she guides us through one of her weeks leading up to the tech day of Unexpected Joy.
Do Not Disturb
JJ: Janet Fullerlove, (who plays Joy in Unexpected Joy) and me sparko on the floor during a 15 min rehearsal disco break. Classy AND professional. You can't learn it. It just comes naturally.
Fixing in Foils
JJ: Me in foils with my beautiful friend, Katie Shalka. She came with me to get my hair fixed cos it was a horror story and I was nervous. They gave us crisps and pails of gin. It was wonderful. Thank you Tash Newman, you Wizard! Bona riah, dolly!
Legs 11, Unlucky for Some
JJ: Friday night Musical Bingo at White City House with Omar Baroud, Becky and Ryan Forde Iosco. We did not win. But we did Martini. And the photos got MUCH blurrier than this within about 20 mins. There is definitely not a video of Ryan dancing provocatively with a velvet drape. (There is.)
Saturday was an unexpected and very spoiled day off! I met my Ralph Bogard and he bought me dinner and sent me on my way to meet my buddy Roz who took me to see the final performance of Fun Home. Sweet Baby CHEESES it was good! Classy and moving. I blubbed deeply. Look how chic Kaisa Hammarlund looks!!
A Busman's Holiday
JJ: Saturday was an unexpected and very spoiled day off! I met my Ralph Bogard and he bought me dinner and sent me on my way to meet my buddy Roz who took me to see the final performance of Fun Home. Sweet Baby CHEESES it was good! Classy and moving. I blubbed deeply. Look how chic Kaisa Hammarlund looks!!
Not Quite Bosom Buddies
JJ: A Sunday morning cuddle with Shady Monster! She hardly ever slinks in for a smooch let alone getting her to stick around for a photo!! She's STILL getting treats for this one. Little Daemon.
JJ: Me and Drew snarfing the most instagrammable Ice cream cones we've ever bought 12 of. While watching Ultimate Beastmaster.
And So It Begins
JJ: FIRST DAY OF TECH FOR UNEXPECTED JOY! WOOHOOOO! My girls Melanie Marshall, Janet Fullerlove and Kelly Sweeney, all living our best wandelprobe life! But full out with funk all day takes its toll! The lighting was kind. The stage haze was not. We all got to steaming by the end but Janet got a little too into her role. Fruitcake bag indeed…