BENTWATER ROADS: How was my 'Actings'?
Friday 16 July 2010
Up to the view of the sea and the sound of seagulls, we lay in bed for a long while then tidied up the hut and delivered the key back to the owners. Back to the beach we had cinnamon swirls and sangria for breakfast and built an enormous sand castle with a buttress, a keep and three outer walls encircling the main tower of an empty bottle of Sangria.
The rest of the day was a collection of train rides and I was very sad to leave Trina in London and carry on back to Ipswich. I arrived at 4pm and gathered some dinner/lunch from Tesco and headed to the Theatre. Penny told us that there had been a violent storm out at Bentwaters the night before and that the awning for the girls campervan had been torn to bits, the bar and grill tents had been buckled beyond repair, and that everything had been shaken up.
Arriving at the site we saw the skeletons of the old bar and grill tents and they looked like the battered and destroyed remains of giant prehistoric insects. Jon, Steve and Roger had done a fantastic job at getting it all back together. Especially Roger who sounded the alarm on Thursday night when parked on the site in his campervan he saw the tents and awnings start to buckle and fly about.
Back to the regular warm up of Basketball and cigarettes. I rolled my ankle slightly and it kept reminding me for the rest of the evening.
Hopefully it will be nothing and I'll be top notch in the morning again. Nadia had her Mum in the audience and Dan had a good friend from his co-op, they both seemed a little nervous but both pulled off fantastic performances without any sign of having had a day off between runs, I sadly felt I was a little flat, I tried to boost a little more energy into it but sometimes that can make things worse creating a shell of a performance (lots of energy but no heart) technically it was a great show and Dan watched and listened to many scenes backstage that he hadn't observed before and in the changing room he was very positive about all our actings (not a typo it's a mannerism Dan has - very cute and endearing).
After the show we headed to The Moorish Lounge but it was a very quiet one drink as Cherilyn, Silki, Max and I sat round a little candlelit table drinking our one drink and me scoffing down the olives, flat bread and taramasalata. I think it was a little tiredness from the day off mixed with sadness that it is all coming to an end soon.
On a positive note we still have tomorrow's party to look forward to.
We are having a cast and crew party to celebrate the show tomorrow night after we close. Jon had been around to everyone finding out what they wanted to eat as the grill will be on and so will the music and the booze. Fun.