I used to be a performer, I have been in dance shows, musical theatre, Fringe, music videos and even panto- oh yes I have.
And when I was at the high school I was like Sharpay Evans, I really wanted to be in the arts on a stage. But that all stopped, I realised that the performance industry is very competitive and auditions are overwhelming. It is all about what you look like and if you are good enough.
Then I started writing for The Chronicle and caught the theatre writing bug. I loved seeing a show and writing about it, the more I wrote the less I wanted to perform.
Don’t get me wrong, I still miss performing- especially in dance and I do choreograph my own routines at home. Even when I am in the audience, watching a show I sometimes wish I could be performing with them.
I do often think I could maybe join a local dance class or an am-dram club? I don’t know.. Could I have the energy for the rehearsals and performance?
I think still prefer to be on this side of the stage, writing about it.