But over those two months, I’ve had an incredible time. I’ve loved every minute of it!
I’ve loved the long rehearsals, the entire cast (I can honestly say I'm going to miss everyone), the set guys who joke around with us between scenes, and performing to 1000 people each night, and experiencing life in a new city, and getting recognized as the kids from the show -AND… AND… AND… THE DEAAAAD SEA! Sorry, that’s a line from the show; I just couldn’t help myself, which is a shame, because nobody but the cast will understand that joke…
Anyway, I’ve learnt so many things during my time here, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve changed since I first landed in Düsseldorf on the 2nd of April this year.
In fact, I’m a little scared about coming home- after all, my friends haven’t seen me in two long months, so I’m thinking some of them might have forgotten me completely- and besides, there’s just so much to catch up on!
But I’m also really looking forward to returning.
After two months, I’ve finally started to get a little homesick. I miss London, and all my friends back home, and sleeping in my own bed, and the tube trains, and eating Chinese food in Leicester Square, and Oxford Street, and the toy panda I left at home, and all of my independence in London, and English newspapers (OH GOD I MISS READING THE METRO SO MUCH, YOU HAVE NO IDEA), and even my family (just a little bit, but maybe not as much as I miss reading The Metro!).
So whilst ‘Turn of the Screw’ has been an incredible opportunity for me, I think its end has come at the right time.
Also, I just got the photos of our performances back! These are from the dress rehearsal, and the boy with me is Kaisun Raj- he's my brother in the show.