Every night on the stage for the duration
of the season, with just one day off
for the good behaviour; most of the time
they’ll never flub a line, or drop a plate or
cup or fuck things up and I am probably
a bad person for wishing they might. I
redeem myself though, by being pleased
they never do.
What happens on Mondays in the theatre?
What happens at home for the actors
and crew? All the washing and ironing,
the dusting and polishing – or just a big
When I am ever out more than two nights
a week (and that happens much less often
than it used to) I think about the people
in theatre. Special people doing
all that great work, living on the smell
of one day off each week.