Got in on rehearsals to Under the Whaleback today. Shame, really, in that they are almost there with the play. It would have been better to have seen earlier rehearsals when everyone was working things out. It looks very good indeed. We were the only ‘outsiders’ present, which felt neat but also more than a little awkward. Pondered whether to whoop and holler or give standing ovation at the end. But politely clapped instead. And then off we went on our merry way, thanking the actors for letting us into their secret world and probably no wiser about this mysterious thang called theatre.