I woke up this morning with a real spring in my step. I had a grin stretching to both my ears and I was completely full of beans. The reason for this is that I played TheatreSports last night after a break of 10 months, and a cannot begin to explain what a total jol it was. It was a regular TheatreSports show at The Kalk Bay Theatre. There was a great and warm audience. And the show was original, very hilarious, and an absolute soul energiser for me.
There is something so refreshing and inspiring about being on stage and making things up in front of an audience. Of course, not everything works, and some things are more successful than others. Some ideas fall flat, some don’t even get a chance to come out of your mouth, and sometimes things go pear-shaped in front of you. But when an idea happens and it gets taken up and transformed, and achieves soaring heights of original, often hilarious results, it is the best feeling in the world. There is nothing quite like the team spirit of a TheatreSports team. There is nothing like the shared enjoyment of a successful moment.
Ah, I have been reminded of my fix. And I am playing again on Monday night, at The Intimate. I can’t wait!