A good audience to end with - appreciative and prepared to laugh, which always helps.
Just got to collect the garden furniture this morning and then that's it. All done.
Still feel slightly ambivilent about my own performance, but I've seldom felt better prepared for a show.
I've enjoyed Maria a lot. She's poisonous fun to play and in the course of the run, developed a kind of demented high-speed waddle on and off stage which I hadn't anticipated. It's been a really good cast to work with as well, packed with talented people.
I won't miss it, but I will enjoy the memory.
The business of not missing a part or a play is important. I spent far too many years being devastated by the ends of shows and finally schooled myself to let go. This, I may add, was a huge improvement on the month- long grieving period I used to find myself indulging in. Now I can put it down at once, smile or wince at the memories and move on.
A situation which makes me considerably easier to live with post-show.