English National Ballet's production of Swan Lake in-the-round opens at the Royal Albert Hall, this evening.
I was lucky enough to work for this company as senior wardrobe assistant for 8 years! 8 years of stitching tutu's and tights and finding lost earrings in slightly untidy dressing rooms! My last show was Swan Lake in Versailles, how very grand!! I then went on to freelance for them (because you never really leave ENB!) almost up until bump arrived! I had a feeling Ella was going to come out en pointe she'd heard so much ballet music whilst in the womb!
How well do I know those tutu's..? Very! Such memories and such friends. Hearing the music now sends a shiver down my spine...In a good way!
Royal Albert Hall