I’m not quite sure where January went but I hope it was an enjoyable start to the year for everyone. It’s been a month of getting back to routine for me with a good muggle job, teaching and preparations for the NYT’s 2012 auditions.
All of which has meant my alarm has had the unfortunate pleasure of romancing a very sleepy Grewcock pre 7am - a hard task at the best of times, not least when you’re a mobile phone and all you can do is blare a marimba theme at me until I cave in and hit snooze.
Anyway, I can’t wait to see what this year’s auditionees have in store for us at NYT. Another epic season is taking shape and I’m sure we’re going to see some brilliantly talented new faces. Over the past few weeks when asked what I’ve been up to, I’ve met several ex members of the company; a few still working in theatre yes, but it was great to chat to a doctor, a teacher and an investment banker about their time with the company and to hear how useful their experiences were in their chosen careers. Personally, I think the real success story here is the banker -a decent wage and the upper hand at zip, zap, boing at the Christmas party. Still, great to see NYT playing such an important part in people’s lives.