Well … we are open!
The production week has been full of challenges and frustrations. It is a monster of a show. The actors are still settling in, the tech team are still working furiously to get the lighting and sound right, stage management are hanging on by the skin of their teeth and costume are dealing with a string of notes and changes. All in a days work really!!
I am experienced enough to recognise that a lot of the best pieces of theatre are often difficult births. Large scale shows are almost always shaped and created with a lot of hard work, sweat, determination and (at times) tears. It’s my job to drive the vision through, to never compromise on quality and continue to drive the production forward to be the best it possibly can be. I am very fortunate to be surrounded by a team of experienced professionals in the staff (who have given up many hours of their time over and above their contracted hours) to help us create something special that all involved in the show can be proud of.
This time next week the run will be over and the actors will be enjoying a well earned day off while reflecting on an exhausting, vibrant, challenging and wonderful eight week process during which we have created a production we are all proud of and our audience have enjoyed.
We have had many incredibly positive comments from our audiences so far. I’m only sorry they can’t come back to see the show next week because the difference will be huge.
I can’t wait to get stuck in again!