I abandoned my post today. The performers worked on lines and cues – of course they have to learn lighting cues as well as text and blocking. Meanwhile, I shot up and down ladders working on the black-out. Given we are @ A E Harris for two years it seems sensible to invest in a decent black-out that can go up and down relatively easily. It would be a shame to lose the fantastic natural light for all time, so the plan is to glue and staple Velcro to wooden batons, these batons then get cable-tied to the roof either side of the skylights. Then we sew matching lengths of Velcro to rectangles of black fabric – job’s a good ‘un.