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November 29, 2008
Waiting for my sponsor to finish chatting to another actor – third year so higher up the pecking order. This part of the business is difficult: establishing and maintaining relationships without seeming false or superficial. I catch his eye and play it cool; he wanders off and I have to chase him. We talk and there’s nothing to worry about; he’s a lovely guy. Full of stories about his grandchildren and opinions on the theatre. I thank him once more, we wish each other ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy festive period’ (whatever it was I stuttered) and we go our separate ways.