“This lovely little pic was snapped by our Phantom of the evening, Rob Pitcher. I always prep for the show by sitting behind the curtains before the auction starts. Once the auctioneer begins to take bids for the Monkey, I start the process of carefully folding the sides of the 15 kg skirt under so that as the curtain rises near the end of the overture, the only people who will see me or the skirt will be those sitting on the farthest seats front left or right.
I have affectionately named this skirt "the monster” because it loves to make holes in my hosiery during this process every night, and I called the skirt preparations “burrito-ing” because the end result is a very long skinny-looking skirt from front to back. In the words of Carlotta: “The things I have to do for my art!”“ (Rachel Anne Moore) ( X )