Wasn’t it interesting, working in the actual factory of “Spode”, for the first time on Saturday. Weren’t we cared for and cosseted in the cosy “warm room” with chairs to rest weary legs and the “Pot Bank” for sustenance etc…
I am fortunate that I am not obliged to venture outside but I was very proud of you that do. That includes all the technical staff and of course Debbie and Conrad.
Having said that, I was in and out most of the time, Watching all that was occurring in front of me, people reacting to different circumstances, noises, movements of props all leading to the main event. The wonderful cacophony of sound, and our lot concentrating on the precious moment of their personal prompt.
Monday came with more. The three children had arrived with Vicky and what brilliant addition they are to the group. (After all children would be there in real life and they are so often excluded in drama.) What surprised me was, the cast were now in costume, having taken on each character completely. It was hard to differentiate who was who!
But most importantly, it was now night and dark. I could feel the atmospheric tingle of not knowing what was to come. I went home excited, relaxed and happy.
Last night, Tuesday. Dress Rehearsal, went well and again the atmosphere was thrilling. The lighting ghostly, the sounds entrancing. The walk that Daisy does is so clever. To introduce the audience, to what I feel is quite unique. For the first time we were allowed to complete the walk into the Audotorium.
The Audience will then be in the palms of Debbie’s and Conrad’s hands, waiting and wanting to absorb all that is there.
See you all tonight, Break a leg, God bless