Well…..since my last blog, we’ve been zipping across China. We’ve put our show on in Kun Shan, Qing Dao, Wei Fang, Yan Tai and now we’ve found ourselves in what can only be described as the biggest city I’ve ever visited…the city of Wu Han! Wu Han is massive and has a population of over 10 million. We’re doing two shows here, Saturday and Sunday but before showtime, there is a couple of days of to explore, and boy, did Fisher and I explore!!!! We googled a famous Chinese shopping mall (not westernised at all) and I think we were the only westerns there, but instead of getting a taxi there (a 40 minute ride, which is just ’round the corner in Chinese terms) we decided to take the bull by the horn and live dangerously and hire what can … Continue reading
First show: Wenzhou Well, we’ve done it…..the first show under our belt and all under the watchful eye of company manager Abbie whose done a fantastic job of making sure everything runs like clockwork as well as controlling the show here in China. The first thing I’ve got to say is WOW, what a theatre. Incredible. State of the art 2000 seater. And boy, did we get treated like royalty. My dressing room was huge 🙂 So, when I arrived, there was all my costumes hanging up, wig box and everything else I needed. Private on-suite as well! Dress rehearsal on stage went well and I have to say that the lighting technicians did a fantastic job. The best sound and lighting I’ve experienced. So then the count down to show time. Audience in, lights down, open tabs (stage … Continue reading
Well, after meeting the cast and spending a week in London rehearsing, the time has finally come to leave for Heathrow airport. The China tour is upon us and the adventure starts! Really difficult saying goodbye to Tracy & the family, but it’s only 3 months….(as I keep telling myself). Anyway, bags checked in, ages getting through security and a welcomed beer in hand with my partner in crime, Mr Fisher Stevens. So, the mammoth task of travelling to the other side of the world begins. It all starts with the first plane ride to Denmark. …..Off the plane, collect bags, through the airport & straight on the next plane to Beijing….thank god my bags are here (my worse nightmare would be if one went missing!!) But I have to say, the flight to Beijing wasn’t too pleasant. Anyway, finally … Continue reading
We’ve added a blog to our website, so that you can stay updated with the latest from Garry’s tour of China in the lead role of Spirit (Worldwide) Productions Las Vegas Theatre show ‘ELVIS – The King of Rock and Roll’ …. including pictures and videos from our latest performances as we tour theatre’s around China. Stay tuned for upcoming news!