Farewell Fringe

It was a long final day in Exeter for us. Our last show started 45 mins late due to the previous show overrunning. This was a bit frustrating when we knew we were heading back to London that night and that delay would impact on our return time. So after the show we did the get-out & packed it into the tour bus. We had a quick farewell drink and then hit the road under guidance from Sheila (the name of Sarah-Jane’s Satnav).

Celebratory drinks at the Bike Shed

Sheila wasn’t a great fan of the final 3 junctions of the M4 being closed – neither were any of us to be honest but we could accept the situation, unlike Sheila who persisted to try & get us back on to the closed M4. So at 2am we found ourselves heading straight into Central London.

Paper Tom arrives in the West End

We definitely need to update Sheila before we set off on tour in Autumn.

After dropping everyone else off Sarah-Jane and me finally got back home at 4:30am. We then unloaded everything from the tour bus and grabbed a couple of hours sleep before setting off to return the vehicle to the hire company.

At the Ignite festival

We are now reaching the end of our 3 performance run in Exeter as part of the Ignite Festival. This morning we waved goodbye to the Travelodge and in 3 hours we will be performing our last Paper Tom of the run. Audiences have been small so far but the show has been well received.

Tech time at The Bike Shed Theatre

It’s been a rapid process with only 4 days of rehearsal for these 3 performances. There has been so much to do with only so much time to do it in. It has been a real case of fighting fires at times for me balancing this activity with ongoing Autumn tour admin. Overall things have gone well and we’ve managed to blow the dust off the show and pick up another strong 5 star review that builds momentum nicely for our Autumn tour.