I took part in my first production last week and it was one of the strangest yet most spectacular experiences of my life.
The highlight of the week was VIP night but not because of the “VIPs” (I doubt that a local TV presenter and a deputy lord mayor of a small city count as VIPs). As I stood in the wings following the encore, I popped my head around the curtain to see how much of the audience had left. Doing that is considered to be seriously unprofessional but most had left. Very few noticed my slight act of rebelion but a young girl waved at me and another gazed at me in what I perceived as admiration. I was starstruck, I felt like a true actress. It probably helped a lot that I was in full costume with stage makeup on but honestly I feel really proud that people enjoyed my performance and wanted to reach out to me.
It was a crazy week with everything from red roses to hyperglycaemia attacks, but it was certainly memorable.