Recently I’ve been been experiencing an overwhelming ‘big sister’ feeling and as Elspeth quite rightly pointed out, “it’s probably because your little brother’s here”.
My brother Tom drove 7.5 hours to come join us with a giant red armchair and a fridge as his passengers (half our set). He arrived just in time for our late night tech rehearsal and upon his arrival immediately seeked out his favourite Scottish snack, deep fried Mars bar which he devoured in a matter of seconds. Then, as if we weren’t sleep deprived enough we had to get up at ungodly hour to cruise around Edinburgh’s endless one-way systems in an attempt to find free parking. This is an almost impossible task and resulted in us being the opposite end of town with a long walk home but paying for parking seems silly when you drive a rust bucket. Having successfully deposited our car in a permit/pay-and-display free spot we figured we needed to celebrate, we treated ourselves to a hearty full scottish breakfast and some freshly squeezed orange juice. Then seeing as it was still only 10am and the cast would definitely still be snoring after our late night we decided to go see Batman – I had been dying to see it but the rest of the crew went before my arrival and just to provoke me constantly talked about in code so as to not spoil the ending. Although it did feel strange for Tom, the other 4 morning cinema-goers and I to be bustling into the cool darkness, when we probably should have been savouring the rare Scottish sunshine we still enjoyed the moody exploits of Christian Bale and co.
The sisterly exploits don’t end there though, I had a flat tidying session and fed the cast with home-made fish pie but I suppose it’s inevitable when you live, work and play with the same group of people constantly and we seem to have all taken up our roles within the Sunday’s Child family. Anyway, it’s nice to have my brother here even if I am gonna get him to help make our umbrellas for most of the day. Sorry Tom!
With only days left before our first performance my excitement is mounting and after our rehearsals today i’m feeling confident that ‘Kiss Me…’ is going to be our best production yet.