Three members of the Citizens Community Company recently featured as extras in Scottish Ballet's amazing production of Romeo and Juliet. Fran wrote a blog for us about her time in the show:
Being an extra with Scottish Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet was a living breathing dream, where I met the most beautiful, graceful people.
To see these dancers performing from rehearsals to performance nights, but the most magical moment for me was when waiting in the wings - with beautiful music surging into my mind - I watched the shadows of the dancers on the wall, unseen to the paying public’s eye. A moment that led me to dance with their shadows (which loomed twenty feet high) and to watch all of the other extras dancing too.
I am so, so grateful, Edinburgh, I loved it! I saw Greyfriar’s Bobby, was in and out of every charity shop with my friend and fellow extra Alan. We walked the mile, saw the castle, photographs galore.
Next Glasgow – what else can I say, I lived the living breathing dream all over again. Capped off with meeting Scotland’s First Minister Mr Alex Salmond.
Photos by Andrew Ross (courtesy of Scottish Ballet)
Thank-you to the Citz and Scottish Ballet. It was a therapeutic pleasure being an extra with you…one I will remember for the rest of my life, not forgetting all the new friends I made there. Thank you!
Frances Rose Kelly.
P.S. We're going to try and get hold of some of Fran and Alan's Edinburgh pics!