Sunday, 10 August 2008

Day 1 at Odsherred

So I took a ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg which was nice. All of the other ferries I've taken in the past have been full of truckers, this one seemed to be a family ferry. Scandiwegians returning from a holiday in the UK or Brits going on a holiday in Scandinavia.
It meant there was an onboard magician as well as an onboard troubadour. Neither of them were very good.

Got to Denmark at 1pm on Wednesday and drove across to Copenhagen. Danish radio is quite good for driving.

In Copenhagen I went straight to Marie's flat (she's our designer), met her 6 month old baby Alba and took her to Ikea to get some stuff for the show (stools).

On Thursday we drove around Copenhagen for more shopping, had lunch with Alex, and drove off to Odsherred Theatre, in Nykobing S. (There is more than one Nykobing in Denmark which can be confusing).

When we got there we were served dinner and showed to our rooms.

This is my room. It's a little bit odd and has a lot of foreign artefacts in it.

Later that evening everyone else arrived at the theatre and they all got settled in.

On Friday we had our first rehearsal day after the holidays, and decided everyone would put together a chair to sit in. Alex turned it into a bit of a competition, made sure he got his hands on the screwdriver first, and won.

The winner.

Tom was not so close to winning.

Marie didn't win, but she didn't mind at all.

Then everyone had to try out the goodies Marie and I had found in Copenhagen.

After lunch (I have to say the food is incredibly good here, there's an enormous amount of it, and it gets served very often) - we went for a walk to discover the area. First stop was the sea.

Then we walked through the (ex-) hospital grounds. There were a lot of snails and slugs.

And a cemetery.

When we got back we unpacked the costumes and explored those.

And after dinner we played music together.

It was a very full first day.

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