|Alice down the Rabbit Hole|
The only downside was the rain - it was a relentless Irish Mist worthy of Hollywood trying to find an Irish stereotype - it didn't pour and if you glanced out the window you might be forgiven for thinking it wasn't raining at all - that the wet ground was the aftermath of a recent shower. However, a few minutes outside would disabuse you fairly fast - it was a fine spray mist that invaded every crevice of clothing and slowly drenched from the outside in - and made for misery in no time. I went down to the castle for the 7:30pm start armed with a large shopping bag equipped with the following -
- a beach towel (optimist!) for the chair;
- a roll of black bag bin liners as I didn't have a mac and to put under the towel, over my shoulders, on my head, and on my lap;
- a couple of cotton shawls for extra warmth;
- bottle of water;
- a few packets of Tayto crisps - ubiquitous and indispensible for any outdoor event
- a roll of Rowntree Fruit Pastilles for a sugar rush
- a Twix Bar - for more sugar rushes.
|Painting the trees for the Queen of Hearts|
|Song and dance with Alice|
|Things are getting curiouser and curiouser!|
|Alice in Wonderland|
|The well-wrapped audience in the floodlights - not sun!|
I took some photos and videoclips so I hope you get a sense of the atmosphere of the misty August night. If you ever get a chance to catch this company's tour you'll be in for a rare treat, as they only do a dozen or so gigs in Ireland every year.