So there we were, our final night of Kiss Me And You Will See How Important I Am, a couple of seats short of a full house, standing before our home-made set and I’m pretty sure that none of us wanted it to end. After the 30 day run in Edinburgh the three nights in London and the five nights in Dublin felt like no time at all, and just as we were getting into the swing of things, it ended. But it was a great place to perform, in front of Irish audiences and staying (for me) in the comfort of my own home, and it felt like it went really well.
There were moments when tiredness got the better of us, but most of the time it felt like we were performing it the way it should be performed. A very strong final night was the icing on the cake. With the week off work and the best weather Ireland has seen in a millennium, as well as the brilliant company from all the crew and everyone we bumped into, the week is fast turning into an almost surreal nostalgic memory. The fact that the play was almost second nature to us meant that we had plenty of time to relish the sunshine and being in Dublin.
The whole week was a huge team bonding experience and was finished by a Great Gatsby themed housewarming/play finishing party in my new house. In typical Sunday’s child fashion everyone who had a flight back to the UK almost missed their airport bus, but they all somehow managed to catch their flights.
Thanks so much to everyone that came to see us, and thanks so much to all the Sunday’s Child crew. In the words of Elspeth: “You guys are all rockstars.”