We are now well and truly over half way of touring the production, and it has been such an experience. We began at the Wealden Literary Festival which was situated in the countryside and woodland. It was a perfect setting to host the first show of Tom’s Midnight Garden. After this, we then went up to Oxford Castle for two days, stopping off at Cotesbach for another two days on the way. The rest of the tour so far has been a lot closer to home, going to places like Worthing and Michelham Priory in Sussex.
As a team we have faced a lot over the past month, including getting to terms with putting our previous hard work into practice. Stabilizing our roles in a theatre production and perfecting them. Also, having to strategise when something goes wrong, breaks, or comes up against the elements.
We have further faced shortages of staff because of Covid, leaving half of the team for around 10 days. But we powered through just the four of us, and now a few of our team have returned, we’re coming back better than ever. During the time we have been on tour, we have seen some beautiful gardens and been to some wonderful places. Some of my favourites were Cotesbach Hall in Lutterworth, Town Place Gardens and the One Garden in Brighton. I’d like to give a special thanks for having us and accommodating us during our tour.