The end of a short but thoroughly wonderful era...

Hey blog peeps!!

Last night was the final show of "A Good Night Out..." and what a show it was.

There was a lot of nervous energy flying around backstage as we prepared to say goodbye to our lovingly developed characters. The last show is always a strange one, as you feel the need and the desire to make it perfect. But there was extra pressure for me last night, as everyone I have ever met was in the audience (I exaggerate for dramatic effect!) But we needn't have worried... the show was great, the audience were on our side and everyone ended up giving a fantastic performance (even Boxer, who has been somewhat lacking in energy for the last few shows!)

It was a very bittersweet experience performing each of the scenes for the last time. There was some relief when I got through Tracy's mammoth speeches in one piece, but also a sadness in the realisation that I would not be saying those lines again. I got the sense that everyone was experiencing similar feelings.

My song was more emotional than usual, but I managed to hold it together (until Ross told me that he had a tear in his eye, at which point I nearly broke down!)

So we finished with Huw's multi-layered bowing, feeling the warmth of the audience's applause.

And then it was over.

It has been 8 weeks of hard work/laughter/tears, 7 large vats of tea and coffee, 6 actors, 5 venues, 4 bands, 3 songs, 2 Angharads and 1 dead dog!!

We have learned some new warm-up routines.... "I like the flowers", "Un, dau, tri, pedwar", etc.

I have met some incredible people, both within the NTW company and in the local communities we have visited.

And so it is with great sadness and massive post-show blues that I say to all you loyal blog-followers...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, GOODBYEEEEEEE!!

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Comment by Alan Harris on March 29, 2010 at 14:59
Hi Amy, thank you, it's been a joy working with you (you know that goes for the rest of the team too). Though I do regret learning "I like the flowers...", I can't get it out of my head. Catch up soon, Alan x
Comment by Gemma McAvoy on March 29, 2010 at 12:57
Congratulations to you all. You have been part of a truly momentous moment in theatre and a grand job you did too. x

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