I’ve now finished dressing on the touring West End show and suffice to say, I had an absolute blast working on it!
These last two week have been exactly what I needed. After my troubles of six months ago, I had a lot of anxieties about how I would be going back to work at the theatre. Forgive me if I’m sounding dramatic here, but I feel a bit like a new woman. It wasn’t anywhere near as stressful, I was in a better frame of mind, and my experience on the last show enabled me to pick up this work quicker.
The girls were sweethearts, the guys (what little interaction I had with them) were all lovely and at the end of the show, they gave their own dressers a card with some money as a thank you gift. Honestly, I could have cried it was so sweet of them!
Walking back home last night, it dawned on me it was the first time I felt properly back on my feet and like my old self since my breakdown six months ago. I didn’t really realise just how much getting back in that theatre and getting on with things has been a weight on my mind these last few months.
Anyone who’s worked in a theatre will tell you, doing eight shows a week is not easy work. The hours are long, you’ll be sleepy, you’ll get grumpy, you’ll be sweaty (especially in the middle of this heatwave we’re having right now! The moving fans became my new best friends!) and you WILL get the show tunes stuck in your head…but this is a kick-ass musical, so I didn’t mind! But I went in there and I did it 🙂 When I walked home last night, I was absolutely buzzed!
It’s nice to actually not feel that undercurrent of agoraphobia (a product of the breakdown) when I go out. It’s lovely to actually feel sure of myself for what I now realise is the first time in six months.
A new chapter in life has started. I can only hope to make it a good one 😊
All my love,