China Report: First Performance in Beijing

December 21, 2007 at 4:55 pm (Overseas Tour) (, , , , )

Martin, Darren, Yi, Pippa and Lori assisted with guests at the sponsor's evening - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Per diem call first thing this morning. The Company received their allowances for the rest of the tour (2 weeks tomorrow we come home) A challenging morning for the Technical Department with every operation under minute scrutiny but somehow they managed to get everything finished in time for class at 12.30. (We will share some of the idiosyncrasies at a later date). The Technical Rehearsal went well. Tonight was our second sponsor’s evening – this time hosted by Leeds City Council. The event took place in a very lavish conference room and was attended by around 150 people including some Government Vice- Ministers. The Lord Mayor of Leeds was once again in attendance and the other speaker was Chris Bailey, Dean of the Arts Faculty at Leeds Met University. Chris had quite a traumatic journey to China. His original flight was cancelled due to fog and he therefore arrived much later than planned but then his luggage went missing, his Interpreter was in Shanghai and the traffic was unbelievable when he travelled across the City to the Poly Theatre. Everything came out well in the end and the Company gave a great opening performance for our Beijing season. The performace was very well received by the audience. 2 more to go in Beijing before we have 3 days off to celebrate Christmas.

Piles of Chinese Yuan for the Per Diems

Conference Centre at the Poly Plaza - Photo by Neil G Jarman

Chris Bailey, Leeds Metropolitan University

Arrival of Butterfly - Photo by Neil G Jarman

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