Monday, 30 July 2012


The last week of our tour was in Galway. This was my first trip to Ireland and it was a great week. Another hectic one with a turn around from 1 show to the other everyday. However, we did find time to get out of the theatre and sit by the water to have lunch. On our first day this seemed like an impossibility. For our first tech the cast had to change into their costume trousers and boots as it had rained so heavily on their walk from the accommodation that they were soaked to the skin!

The sails sculpture in Eyre Square which has been covered in squares knitted by local children.

Another lunch by another stretch of water, Galway is a beautiful little city where we were made to feel very welcome.

Galway was heaving with people visiting the Arts Festival and arriving early for a big race meet that began when we left.

Our spare mannequin had a make over,

and Mr C mended the floor, in a supervisory capacity you understand!

Monday, 2 July 2012


It was a really flying visit we paid to Neuss. Or non-stop Neuss as we called it with 5 shows in 3 days.
As Janine is showing - there is always time pose on a giant bee! The techies arrived late afternoon and headed to the town square for supper before a drink or two at the Okie Dokie which is close to the theatre.

The town was very pleasant and just a short walk from both the hotel and theatre. A round trip from the hotel through the town square past the theatre and back to the hotel would take around half an hour. I walked this way to work each day to pick up a sandwich from the bakers and some fruit from the market for a picnic lunch in the theatre grounds.

This is the Rathaus (town hall) where the crew took us for lunch on get in day.

A church just off the town square.

The theatre in Neuss is based on the Globe theatre in London and is situated along the side of the racecourse. It was a great space to play and the audiences were all very enthusiastic despite Germany playing in an important World Cup match on our opening night.

Keeping Bridget company on a trip to the Waschsalon.