I just had to share this!
Since my daughter who some of the NW crew will know was a littlun she has gone to dance school and loved performing. 3 years ago after a show with her dance school we asked her what she wanted to do next…..
“A real show” She replied. Eek!
We did some research and found out that the touring productions use kids from one of two local stage schools. So we enrolled her and after a two year wait she got in!
This week she has done her first show….she was part of the choir in the touring production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Rhyl. The choir doesn't get a rehearsal in the theatre. They're trained in Chester and show up on the day. 1 hour or so with production staff and then its curtains! 2 shows a day leaving home a 10:30 and getting home at midnight!
I went to see her last night and I am proud as punch. When that curtain went up and at the end I had a huge lump in my throat! When she was christened everyone said I had a huge smile on my face. Compared to last night that was nothing!
I gather the cast are looking after them well giving autographs and photos and lots of encouragement. I so wish I had a photo of her on stage or a recording of the performance. I did ask the sound engineers last night but they said they don’t record it. She is on again on Saturday, then it’s Shrewsbury and Salford!
So today I am a proud proud father and she is a star (in my eyes).