Hello again! I know it’s been ages since I posted but getting through the final push of uni was tough. I am so happy to say that I have now finished my degree and am just awaiting my assessment results! This means I can put my full focus into enjoying the next few week and put all my energy into our production of ‘The Wedding Singer.’
I won’t go into too much detail as I will probably cry, but some background is that my society was forced to take 5 weeks out of rehearsals and we have only recently got back to it with our cast size more than halved. It’s been tough but we are back on track and I honestly never thought the show would go ahead let alone be as good as it currently is.
It’s been amazing getting back into rehearsals an seeing everyone again. The atmosphere has honestly been fantastic and I am so happy that everyone is as motivated as committee to push on and make the best of the time we have left. We may be small but I think we have all grown together and the friendships in Loco are stronger than ever.
Another outcome of the events of the past months is that many members have taken the decision to leave – including our two leads. This meant that cast had to be rejigged and production team have had to take on roles in order for the show to go ahead. No one came forward for Julia (who is the lead) so I have ended up taking it on, on top of my roles as chair person and vocal director and covering the role of vice chair alongside finishing my degree and balancing 4 part time jobs. Alex has also had to take the role of Glen so we have both been trying to balance our committee roles and being in the show. It’s safe to say that learning lines has been a struggle!
In fact, the entire remaining committee have worked their socks off to make sure Loco stays a float through every flood, hurricane and earthquake that was thrown our way. I can’t thank them enough and the fact that we are all in the show together now too means that we are closer than ever.
During the month of the show, we rehearse on Saturdays and Sundays and I have honestly been having a blast! I love weekend rehearsals as there is nothing better than spending time with your friends doing musical theatre. The weekends have really made the show come together and I think we can all finally see the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Everyone is working so hard and I know that it will pay off (fingers crossed we sell some more tickets though).
I don’t think I have quite come to terms with my Worcester journey ending and Loco has been a fundamental part of why I have enjoyed university so much. I joined Loco on the SU website on the first day I arrived at University so it has literally been a part of my uni life from day one. Everything that has happened with Loco this year has sent me into a really bad place that I have been trying really hard to hide. This year has impacted me more than I thought it would but now that we are back I am back to myself and so excited to go out with a bang.
If you’re around in Worcester on the 25th or 26th of May come and support our show!
8 days to go!