September 12th, 2010.... after a couple of false starts, largely due to an annoying and disorientating ear infection (no doubt brought on by the number of children using the swimming pool in Roda, Spain) am off to the wilds of Portlaoise today for the first production rehearsal of the Disney favourite, "Beauty and the Beast". They seem like a nice crowd, those Portlaoisians, so I'm sure I'll have a few laughs, and isn't that what it's all about. Well ok, it pays the bills too, but there's no law against enjoying your work, is there?