Orla’s ballet show was on Saturday at Chichester Festival Theatre. Two shows a matinee and evening performance. Orla’s group were bunnies in the ‘Peter Rabbit’ piece. We were there from 10.00 am until 9.00 pm.
Exciting, exhausting, frustrating and wonderful, it was a very long day, but all in all a good one. Here is a little picture I snapped with my mobile. I am using this one for my 52 Weeks project. It was the only one that didn’t show the faces of the other children (thereby protecting their privacy) and also I was so bloody busy (as a chaperone tidying, organising, feeding, taking to the toilet, dressing costumes, entertaining and keeping in line a big group of very little girls), I didn’t have time to take any more.
Orla acquitted her self very well. Alas I did not see the show, as I was needed backstage more. But, Daddy saw both shows. Lots of ‘freestyling’ from Orla apparently. Our friend Carol came to see Orla dance and told me she was a little star, as they all were.
The dance school only put on the show ever two years (thank God). Will I do it again? Who knows, probably. It was certainly an experience and I was able to get to know some of the others Mothers better, which was good (as Daddy does the Saturday ballet run generally).
The most important thing though, was that Orla had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed herself, and that made it all worthwhile for me.