A trip to London for work at the weekend meant I got to do a whole lot of lovely things.
Friday night, some work friends and I went to A Chorus Line. It’s a two hour musical with no interval and I totally loved every minute of it.
Saturday we were at work. The Fringe Society holds a How to Sell Your Show roadshow in London to help those coming to the Fringe think about what they’re going to do to promote their show and sell tickets etc. It also covers how to write a press release, how to engage with the Arts Industry and how to take advantage of the services the Fringe Society provides to help you before, during and after the Fringe. I was there to meet with people and chat social media.
After the roadshow, some drinks in Camden then on to Bianco at The Roundhouse. Another brilliant show! Bianco is a promenade show where the acts happen all around you. Not my first experience of a promenade show but it was the best, I really enjoyed being able to walk around and see from different angles. The music was really special and the acts were all breathtaking.
Sunday, a trip to visit my cousin in east London and meeting her new son Arthur.
Followed by a quick (very slow!) train to Swansea to see my mum. On Monday morning, the weather was abysmal and the time was short. A quick hair cut (at a third of the price in Edinburgh) and a Joe’s Icecream and I was off again, on the way home.
My reading material for the travel was Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil (which incidentally made it on to my reading list after this blog post from Phil Adams) and my soundtrack was mostly muscials – A Chorus Line (of course!), Matilda and Wicked.