And so it is, the farmer’s wife left the stable door open for just a second and this old nag bolted. Well, it was more of a slow bewildered trot but he left the stables and returned to grassy pastures new and un-grazed. We went out with an almighty bang on Saturday and I know the show will continue to go from strength to strength with the new company.
So it’s back to that ‘resting’ actor thing we often experience but so rarely talk about. But to be honest, that’s exactly what I want to be doing - resting. I’m looking forward to relaxing, catching up with friends and deciding what’s next on the to do list. I’m back to a 9-5 day job too, but only after a week or 2 of theatrical come down.
Lots has happened since my last post, including the quite unexpected revival of musical classics that are hoping to take the West End by storm. Leading the trio and already settled at the Novello,Crazy For You is set to be joined by the Chichester Festival production of Singin’ in the Rain at the Palace in February and Top Hat will then tap its way into the Aldwych after a lengthy UK tour concludes in March.
It also sees West End stalwarts Summer and Scarlett Strallen return to town as they both vie for audiences as leading ladies in Top Hat and Singin’ in the Rain respectively.