So we all know that our sense of smell is always a huge memory-trigger right?! Exactly. And the smell of the theatre? That for-sure has a lot of memories for me! But I also am very attached to the perfume I was wearing the night I first went to a stage door. I made sure to wear it for every theatre trip after so that it would always be a smell I associated with good memories and now, whenever I get a waft of this perfume it makes me feel the exact-same way I did all those nights walking home from shows on a happy cloud. It's amazing how strongly the memories are attached to it. My perfume is Esteé Lauder's Pleasures Exotic, which you can find on cheapsmells.com - my go-to place for all my perfume buying! Pick a perfume and stick to it and see if the memories cling to it - or maybe you already have a favourite and you want to add it to your pre-show routine? Anyone have a favourite perfume for their theatre trips? Or maybe a shampoo or soap you've come to associate with the theatre instead?
So this is going to be a place where I'll post things I'm doing to do with the theatre; outfits I've chosen, tickets I've booked, shows I want to see or have seen even if I didn't go to stage door...maybe just some thoughts and feelings I have about the theatre in general. I might also slip some extra tips and hints and things I've learnt in here, as well as updating on where I've discovered former Cats cast members too. So yes; look out for a random collection of anecdotes, facts, theatre trip fashion and lots of things all to do with my theatre experiences both at and away from stage door.
My Theatre Diary