Friday, 10 June 2011

Our visit to the Theatre Royal

 

Lyn and I met up with about 20 friends to have a tour round The Theatre Royal ~ many times a few years ago I used to go see productions there~ mostly the Pantomime or perhaps a musical ~

but I never realised how much work went into producing one of these shows

 

We went on stage ~ saw the Wardrobe mistress looking after the clothes and the wigs used in the productions ~ we saw the stage door and the side wings and everything that goes on while a production is in progress

 

our tour guide was so full of everything connected with the Theatre ~ he knew how many people could be seated in the theatre and anything else we asked him questions about ~ he said he loved working here in Norwich as the productions changed every week ~ and said he would hate to work in London where the productions could last for weeks or even months ~

We never dreamed we could enjoy a visit so much ~ at the end of the tour we went to the restaurant where they had laid on a meal for us ~ which was most enjoyable ~ it was a stew and dumplings ~ don’t sound very exciting but it was delicious ~ and sitting with friends made it most enjoyable ~ Next year we have been told another tour has been arranged and I for one must say I shall look forward to visiting the Theatre again

I never wanted to go on the stage and seeing the work that goes on behind stage I NEVER WANT TOO

Allyx

11 comments:

Paula said...

What a nice and interesting time you had with your friends!

jack69 said...

I love it when I am overly impressed at something I did not expect.
We never know anothers job or occupation until we get 'backstage'. Sounds like a great time was had by all. Good entry, Ally!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

The behind the scenes is so very interesting.

Slamdunk said...

Sounds very educational Ally. Glad you enjoyed it.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That must have been a great sight to see. Glad to hear you are getting out and about. We are at the camper and it's raining so here I am on the computer this evening. I'd usually be sitting by the campfire. Hopefully we'll see some sun tomorrow.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Sounds an interesting thing to do and most enjoyable.

Enjoy the week-end.
Yvonne.

Sheila Y said...

What a great way to spend time with friends, glad you had a great time. Take care, Sheila

TARYTERRE said...

Sounds like a wonderful look backstage, behind the scenes. Glad you had a marvelous time on your tour.

Rose~* said...

The tour sounded wonderful. Indeed, it takes a lot of team work to follow through on a production. Glad you enjoyed your lunch!

Stuart said...

Sounds fabulous Ally

salemslot9 said...

dumplings!