UP OUT O' THE SEA: The Show Must Go On!
We arrived in Margaretting with the sun STILL shining bright (are we ever going to get rain? Not that I'm complaining but it seems too good to be true!) The set is up so we indulged in our daily ritual of a communal picnic in the sunshine, amongst nature and with bright blue skies above our heads. This is something I'm really going to miss, the moments we share as a team, sat down talking about our food (we are all such foodies!). I usually have some sort of spinach-orientated salad, Lisa is hooked on mayonnaise at the moment so we get a surprising display every day of the wonders of mayonnaise; Sausages and mayonnaise, seabass and mayonnaise and sometimes she has things like polenta! (I'd never experienced polenta before this tour so I've learnt loads) Francis's delights are always a surprise too; sometimes he'll have a nasty little garage sarnie but at other times he has brought in the most delicious homemade spag bol, he's a very talented cook is Monsieur Woolf! Mike has moved on to salads now, gone are the pasties and Gregg's sarnies and in are the Suffolk deli specialities and exciting salads! And Laura, well Laura is the fiend of M&S super foods! And so to the show.....
UP OUT O' THE SEA: The Only Way is...Eastern Angles.
No Get In or Get Out for a week????
Yes that's exactly what we said when the penny dropped (not Penny Griffin of course!) but the realisation that performing on our home turf aka the Sir John Mills Theatre meant no early starts, no heavy lifting and the certainty that WE WILL MAKE THE PUB!!!!
Opening night was a treat, the audience spoiled us with their generous laughs and being back in the SJM brought back memories of rehearsals for all of us. We've come a long way baby. After ‘Show One' in Ipswich we had wine, pork pies, cocktail sausages, posh crisps....oh they do know how to spoil you at Eastern Angles .Then we scurried over to The Greyhound (our favourite haunt! Sorry St Jude's- you come a very close second!) and had a few pints with the Guys and Dolls cast who were on the last leg of their Ipswich performances.