It’s Friday afternoon and the jazz band are just striking up the first chords of Take Five to herald the start of our stage rehearsal for the north-east split tour!

It’s been a great 36 hours at the Theatre Royal – a venue that the Company hasn’t visited since its Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet days. Marion and Henry have been reminiscing over previous visits but most of the Company are visiting for the first time.

It’s a real treat to be starting the tour here – it’s a lovely theatre; great stage, beautiful auditorium and loads of space backstage. All of the staff are very friendly and welcoming, too; the get-in went very smoothly and everyone is looking forward to getting the tour underway!

Paul Grist,
Company Manager, Northern leg of the 2013 split tour.