Last week the tour of our latest production, The Glass Mountain, came to an end. It’s funny but I can’t help feeling a real sense of loss about this – after all the hard work (and sometimes even blood, sweat and tears) it has suddenly come to an end.
As Marketing Manager for Trestle, I’m involved from the very early stages of a production – working with Emily Gray our Artistic Director on the shows marketing materials, which often need to be ready far in advance of when the show itself has even been devised.
Trestle creates devised theatre and the cast always play an integral part in this process. If I feel attached to the production I can only imagine what the cast and crew must feel when they have been living and breathing the show from its development, during rehearsals and then once it goes on tour. Some of our cast and crew have been on this journey with us for over 12 months!
Of course the tour might have come to an end but The Glass Mountain will hopefully continue to live on in people’s hearts and minds. And for the rest of us here at Trestle there’s no time to wallow as work is already in full swing for our next touring production – Moon Fool – an inventive re-imagining of Shakespeare’s well-loved play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the first time in its 28 year history that Trestle has taken inspiration from Shakespeare and so we’re all really excited about what this next adventure will bring.