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One Question

"Why do we do it?"

This was Linda's question to me on our opening night last week, performing Alan Ayckbourn's Life and Beth with The Centralian Players, and is one that I invariably ask myself in the days approaching any live performance of our productions.

Every script becomes akin to a comfort blanket for each member of the cast, with us until moments before we walk onto the stage and returning once again to our nerve-ridden, sweaty palms almost as soon as we are off, soothing away the jitters just by being within easy reach.  That, and the various sweets and cakes that people bring in, encouraging a quick comfort-munch before the next appearance.