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Creative Internships Blog Week 14

Nathan McCarthy, Sherman Theatre

Since my last post we have been busy getting ready for Christmas, with two family shows running simultaneously. The Emperor’s New Clothes, which is performed in both Welsh and English for our younger audiences, has returned to the Sherman after touring to venues across Wales. I was lucky to accompany the cast and stage management team to a performance in Pontypridd, helping them with the get in and out of the set and costumes. I also attended both the dress rehearsal and press night of The Borrowers. It was great to experience the work at every stage of production, getting to see the whole piece come together for press night and to see the audience reaction.

In the office I have been working on creating briefing notes for guest lists and have also submitted my first application for funding. I just have to wait until April to know whether it has been successful! 

My business mentor Lynne has introduced me to her colleague Sadie, who will be assisting me with my presenting skills and building my confidence in public speaking. Being able to present information to a diverse audience is a skill that all fundraisers need to master. Although I am used to being on stage and have no confidence issues in performing somehow that confidence doesn’t seem to carry through to public speaking. I know that training with Sadie is going to be hugely beneficial for me and will have a massive impact on my confidence.  

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