First audience for The Truth About Santa tonight.
It's always a strange time right before you open a show. You've been working weeks, sometimes months building a thing, worrying about this exchange or that moment, trying different takes and bits, obsessing the details, all of you sitting in a small room together, collectively dreaming up a show.
And then you invite some people in and the whole thing happens in a sudden rush and blur and there you are standing on the other side of the thing.
It's like spending a month studying a river and then one day just jumping in and swimming to the other side.