The Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, February 2007
Now I'm waiting for the sunset borderline, every sun's gotta set with time. But I'll remember those moments forevermore as the days where nothing had changed at all.
- Sandi Thom, Sunset Borderline
Some of the most magical days I have ever known: The Nottingham Concert Hall was the stage door we became residents at and the last stop on the tour before the cast we had fallen in love with changed...there were a lot of laughs and a lot of tears - it was bittersweet but close to perfect all the same. We got to spend a lot of time talking to our favourite cast members and soaking in some of the best performances we had ever seen from them, and we were extremely touched to know that our presence at a Monday night show could help lift their spirits and also extremely entertained to discover the kind of antics that go on during a final matinee before a cast changes (lyric changes, unexpected Jellicles getting picked for the Mistoffelees magic trick and other hijinks which added an extra layer of fun and games to proceedings, even if we did cry when Chris Howell's Gus the Theatre Cat sang "touring is certainly not what it was" as one of the little changes!) I will always remember the lovely ladies who sat next to us on the front row on that night of the final cast change, seeing us crying at the interval and overhearing us talking they asked us what the occassion was and after we explained it was the cast's last night together they really go into the spirit with us, joining us for a little mini standing ovation at the end of the show as we cried and cheered at the final bow.