Our Lear family
October 3, 2012
We, the actors, turn up to schools, do a show and get the credit, but it's important to point out that our job is made easy by four people in particular.
Ali our company manager who keeps things organised and in check so we can concentrate on the show, and always gives an amazing hug when your feeling down.
Amy her right hand lady, who always has a smile on her face, cue our music and makes our life easier by always resetting our props.
Miwa who sets, fixes and washes our costumes and has them smelling crispy clean each day. Trust me, I sweat a lot in this show, and break a lot of my costumes - I blame the quick changes for both.
Tom, AKA The Muscles, like a cool older brother constantly keeps me laughing on my breaks and helps take your mind off work.
The four of these put up our set, costumes, lights and everything else that goes with a tough tour like King Lear. They are the first to arrive and the last to leave.
Now I know this might sound weird but I'm going to say it anyway. I was served a beautiful school dinner by some lovely dinner ladies who went out of their way for us, but sometimes it's easy to forget the effort they put into making the meals and serve over a thousand people everyday because we just see the end product.
It's often easy to forget how hard EVERYONE works to bring together the final product... If it wasn't for our Lear family the show might not go on... Thank you for making our jobs easier.
by Dharmesh Patel
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