I’m here at the Theatre Royal in Margate and it’s weird because from the outside the venue looks really old and almost like it could fall apart if you pressed it.
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I’m here at the Theatre Royal in Margate and it’s weird because from the outside the venue looks really old and almost like it could fall apart if you pressed it. I remember we were going in and we were like, ‘wow’, because you just can’t believe how amazing the inside would be from looking at the outside. We kept saying it was a bit like a magic doll’s house because it’s beautiful. The auditorium and the stage are beautiful.
I went into the auditorium and looked at the set and it actually looked like it was floating! You have the black curtains around the side and the black stage so it reminded me of the small box set we saw on the first day of rehearsal.
Amanda and I are the only girls on tour and so we have this massive dressing room. It has all these instruments in it though so it’s basically it’s more of a glorified cupboard! It is still massive and we love that.
As soon as you get into any theatre it is always going to be different from the rehearsal room, but we have been lucky because at Margate we have teched the show so we kind of got an idea of what it would be like. When we got here we had Laura the composer and the other creative people all around so we could judge how we were sounding. Of course that has to change once we get further into the tour, then we’ll have to judge the different places for ourselves.
The audience at Margate are really welcoming. They are lovely and really responsive so it’s a really great place to start for us.