Last night was Kynren’s Press Night and it came and went within a blink of an eye, exactly like fellow teammates had told me it would.
I’ve always said, and have always wondered what it would be like to experience this wonderful project from a completely different perspective and another set of eyes, and that was it, and I want more.
As yesterday came I felt calmer, more reassured being around many cast who have lived and breathed these shows before.
There were still understandable nerves, but nerves are always good, breathe deeply, hit your mark, and go and deliver your small part of what helps to make Kynren; Kynren.
From outside in, from viewing the show performers from the Experience team within the first year I’ve always had the upmost respect for each member of the cast, as I do with every volunteer within all of the roles of the Kynren project.
But to see each perform on the evening, and to witness everything that they do is something that you can’t really appreciate until you are there.
It’s hard work but we all love it.
For me in team 7, I had on the evening 6 different costume changes, and although difficult at times, I managed to hit my stage entrances on time, so I am more than happy with that.
The Kynren show as we the cast and crew know is outstanding, year on year it continues to go up levels, the newer scenes, I too am yet to physically see but I know about them, and I know that they are outstanding, performed by outstanding people.
Within this blog I don’t often talk about the show, I talk about the emotional process of volunteering, and today will be no different.
Last night was press night and I’ll leave the reviews of the show to the professionals.
What I will say though is, it is a complete honour to stand beside many people who have come together for a common cause, to help develop an idea, a project, into a world class show.
Throughout the first two years, Kynren has welcomed thousands of visitors from far and wide.
Within the town of Bishop Auckland and County Durham to many from across the UK and abroad.
Throughout the summer I expect we’ll welcome thousands more, who will arrive with excitement and leave in awe, with an underlying sense of pride.
We all help and support each other through it, lots of encouragement and positivity.
And where would we all be without the crew that the visitors may not see.
From the costume teams helping us change in between scenes, to the go team keeping us safe when there is so much going on and off stage behind the scenes.
I already know that the Experience team will give you all the biggest and most friendliest of welcomes, as I once had the pleasure of wearing those red jackets.
And from there the crew that you don’t see, the tech team, the props team the pyro team, the divers, operations and even the first aid team, each individual deserves that finale bow as much as anyone else does.
We are all one on this project, we each play our parts, and together we create something not only unique, but simply something exceptional.
Kynren’s first show of seventeen live performances this summer takes place on Saturday 30th June.
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