The Stage Door Handbook
My Stage Door Handbook is a group of pages I've put together to try and share as much of what I've learned from my time stage dooring, in the hope of making sure others don't have to go through all the trial and error I did before stage dooring became a smooth experience! My Theatre Diary is the place where I talk about everything from individual performers to current touring productions, I give my thoughts on the theatre and Cats and even share my plans for perfect outfits, accessories and make up for theatre trips. On the Hints & Tips page you can find advice for anyone looking to start a stage dooring adventure of their own, with tips on everything from stage door etiquette to how to pick out your favourite performers in a stage door crowd. Finally, My Stage Door Playlist is a collection of some of my favourite songs to listen to before and after a big stage door trip, with notes from me on some of the lyrics and little details that make the songs great for getting you excited during pre-show-prep and cheering you up after the post-show comedown hits, or simply just why the songs are particularly part of my stage door memories.
'You've heard of several kinds of cat, and my opinion now is that; you should need no interpreter, to understand our character. You've learned enough to take the view that cats are very much like you; you've seen us both at work and games and learnt about our proper names, our habits and our habitat, but how would you ad-dress a cat?'
— Cats the Musical, The Ad-Dressing of Cats