There's no such thing as ordinary people
Posted by Deborah Aydon on 26th Mar 2012 at 16:15 | The New Everyman | 0 comments
On Saturday we held two photo sessions giving people the chance to be part of the Portrait Wall on the front of the new Everyman.
The variety of wonderful people that came along to take part really blew us away and it was great to hear everyone’s stories about themselves and their connection to the Everyman. I liked the 8-months pregnant lady (“there’ll be 106 people on the Everyman”) whose boyfriend drinks at the Bistro so when it reopens she wants to be on the building as a reminder to get himself home. The elegant 70-something lady with the amazing cheekbones. The man in full cricketing regalia (“I’m roasting now, it’s cracking the flags out there”). The lady who, when heavily pregnant with twins, was asked by Ken Campbell if she might oblige him by giving birth on stage during The Warp. The bass player on his way home from the previous night’s gig. The fire juggler – followed, coincidentally but reassuringly, by the Red Cross volunteer. The guy with the mohican and the girl with the tattoos. The amazingly patient and charismatic kids. All those lovely family groups.
There’s certainly no such thing as ordinary people.
Thank you from all of us to all of you who came along – it was a wonderful day and you’ve given us a very exciting sense of how extraordinary the final 105 portraits will look on the front of the new theatre.
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres
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