A highlight of the week for me, has been finding costumes and props for the performers of the Contact show, She Bangs the Drums, as I have never had to find 20 white t shirts in Primark before, or pick out suitable skirts for the 1918 time period, which was actually really fun. Also I had the opportunity to meet with the stage manager as well as being with Keisha, the producer of the show.
I also particularly enjoyed being part of the Marketing department seeing how to make a press release as well as other enjoyable elements like writing postcards to send out with people’s tickets for the show, and even stamping the envelopes with the Contact logo! I got to experience people who would work in the box office, answering the phone to book tickets and working new software. I also felt like this is a particularly important role as it brings the audience to a show.
After spending a week at the Contact and meeting the staff who are all very friendly, I have definitely learnt lots that will stay useful to me, and have had a really fun experience.