Monday, July 30, 2007

Sat 28th - A Triumph in Harbour City

Wisely Andrew called a walk-through rehearsal of Pirates this morning at 11am and it was well worth it. The matinee show went at full pelt and wowed the audience into a standing ovation. We think this was mostly due to Mike (Moose) Oldbury's arse on floor moment in "When the foeman". Well done Mikey!

We split up again for a bite to eat before the evening show. Pete and Stu of course kept the takings up at The Foundry whilst other folks scattered here there and everywhere.

The evening show was unbelievable. Sharp, crisp, sparkling and as good as I think we have ever performed Pirates. I understand that the audience where awestruck and reports from FoH where of top quality.

At this juncture I'd like to thank Andrew. He has thanked everyone else's hard work but we haven't thanked him and he works harder than everyone to ensure the performance is as good as we can make it - Thank You Andrew.

After the fantastic show came the moment we all were dreading - loading the container. However, under Keith's expert direction the load took just over an hour and somehow despite less than a square foot of space in the outward journey, it seemed we could have fit another set in the container when the doors finally closed - awesome job!

Despite the late hour some folks were able to take Arlene's invitation to nibbles and drinks at her house and a good time was had by all. Thank you Arlene, Jo, Joan and Greg, Mike & John for all of their help, support and hospitality over the past week and the run up to this fantastic event.

Bed was welcomed at 1.30am!

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