21 March 2010
This doesn't happen very often: you pick the phone and you are asked if you'd like to bring a new production of a play of your choice by Shakespeare to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain followed by five days in Damascus. You find yourself saying, "Er, yes" and six weeks later you're in rehearsals with a brand new director rehearsing Shakespeare's great comedy with a fantastic group of actors.
The show opened last week in Birmingham and ran for four tremendously fun performances and two days later we were in Abu Dhabi as guests of the Abu Dhabi Festival.
We performed our first two shows today which went wonderfully well and tomorrow we head to Dubai.
We are being looked after marvellously by the festival organisers and the media seem very excited by the production. So we're looking forward to the week ahead.
Er, yes. I'm glad I picked up the phone.
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