The perfect “couple photo” of me and Will.
One essay done. Never have to write another Shakespeare essay ever again!
Josey moved to Bristol yesterday and starts her course on Tuesday and I am so excited for her/proud of her/excited for me I could burst!
I saw Lauren and Alice on Wednesday and they’re both in really good places and I’m so stupidly chuffed that the three of us have done so well.
Easter Sunday dinner with my grandparents.
I’m going up North to visit my boyfriend for a couple of days next week!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!
I don’t know how I ended up with such a gorgeous, ridiculous boyfriend who sings me the Arctic Monkeys and stays up all night planning running away to Scotland with me.
I have so many hickeys I look like a 15 year old.
Judith is the best.
She brought home chicken soup and mac and cheese and soft bread rolls and vitamin juice and chocolate pudding for me to make me feel better.
I love her. Best housemate ever.
My boyfriend went home and I didn’t see him for 5 days, which I know isn’t long at all but is as long as I haven’t seen him for since we got together. He got back yesterday, and I met him in the pub but I’d been feeling crap all day and I suddenly came down with a really bad fever in the pub and so he took me back to his and gave me nurofen plus and leant me pyjamas and looked after me until I went to sleep and it was lovely because I hate being ill on my own.
What a gross story. How cute.
5 days until opening night. 3 days until get-in. 4 days until dress and tech.
SO EXCITED. We had a rehearsal last night with the modern half of the cast and finally finally finally they are all consistently as good as the Regency people. We have a bloody amazing play to show off to people. Everyone has worked so hard and I have worked so hard and Judith and the crew have worked so hard and I am just so proud of everybody.
I can’t believe I only have 8 days left of being a director. Obviously I can’t wait to get started on training to be an actual, proper Stage Manager next year, but I do feel sad that I won’t really get another opportunity to be a director (or at least, not for a very very long time). I’ve loved it. I’ve completely surprised myself and absolutely loved it, and I think I’ve done a good job at it. It’s been the absolute perfect way to wrap up my time in Act One and to be given the opportunity to direct my favourite play with some very talented actors and a budget in a professional venue is insane. I’m very lucky and grateful.
The level of emotional investment I’ve got in Arcadia is crazy. Yesterday morning I was talking to Will about how sad I’ll be to leave the play behind and to stop reading it and thinking about it and talking about it constantly. I’ve enjoyed being in a constantly evolving relationship with the text for about 8 months now, because its so exciting to be constantly getting new readings on the text and characters and to see how incredibly clever this play is.
Waaaah. I’m so happy!!!
Caring is scary.