Monday, March 7, 2011

In the UK at last!

After nearly 24 hours travelling the company has finally arrived in the UK, ready to start the tour at Northern Stage in Newcastle. Nelson Fernandez, Director of NFA International Arts & Culture, the UK tour producers, met the company at Heathrow as they emerged 'looking surprisingly fresh' from immigration. Then it was all on to a 'luxury' minibus for the long haul to Newcastle - from one end of England to the other.

Roger McCann, the other Director of NFA went on ahead to sort out the accommodation - and what fantastic accommodation it is. We're in three apartments on the banks of the River Tyne - two on the Newcastle side and one on the Gateshead side. The Gateshead apartment is right next to the Baltic, Newcastle's contemporary art gallery created out of a former flour mill, and alongside the amazing concert hall - Sage. Those on the Newcastle side are in Hanover Mill, another fantastic apartment overlooking the river in the historic heart of Newcastle - complete with cobbled streets.

Tonight we're going out for dinner before work starts in earnest tomorrow morning. Get in to the theatre at 9.00am.  

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