Events, recipes & behind the scenes gossip from the Showground

Back to blog

Filter News

A day in the life of Rhubarb Theatre 30 Mar

Contributed by Rhubarb Theatre

5.45am: the alarm goes off. I fumble around quietly to turn it off and then try to find my Rhubarb Theatre t-shirt in the pitch black room (while trying not to wake my husband!) An hour later, after forcing down breakfast and persuading the dog that she doesn't want to play at this time of the morning, the rest of the team turns up and we're off!

We arrive at the school and are let in by a sleepy caretaker. We're half an hour into set-up before we are informed that gymnastics is taking place in the hall first thing, so we frantically clear our set and lights to one side of the hall so they can lay down their mats. As a small team of three, this is no cushty acting job - after lugging around a heavy set, lighting rigs and speakers we finish our set-up, do our tech checks and at 9.15am the children are ready to come in.

One hour of performing might not seem like much, but it's a physical workout, including dance, mask work and much more. We get a great response from all and the schools love it! We have a few minutes for Q&A at the end of the performance, then it's time to pack away - racing against time to be out before the dinner ladies arrive!

Then, it's time for a quick pop-in to another school to market the show, and back to the office where I'm prepping for a storytelling session, answering emails, making props, setting up projects, marketing, funding and much more. It's different every day and I love this life.

Interactive storytelling with Rhubarb Theatre will take place all day at Countryside Lincs in the Tennyson Pavilion

11 - 11.30am: A Squash and a Squeeze

12 - 12.30pm: Something Wonderful

1 - 1.30pm: Gingerbread Man

2 - 2.30pm: A Squash and a Squeeze

3 - 3.30pm: Something Wonderful

More from this category

Back to blog
Peacock & Binnington celebrate 123 years
Peacock & Binnington celebrate 123 years

From humble beginnings in 1894 to progressively meeting the needs of modern day farming, Peacock & Binnington are proudly celebrating 123 years of serving farmers of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

23 Mar
Making tax digital delayed
Making tax digital delayed

After the political chaos of the last few months, the government has announced their much anticipated backtrack from plans for making tax digital.

19 Jul
Witham Group: 100 years of working with Agriculture
Witham Group: 100 years of working with Agriculture

Witham Group, with its Head Office based in Lincoln, is celebrating its impressive centenary year throughout 2021. As long-term supporters of both the agricultural industry and our Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, we take a look back at their 100-year history and their agricultural expertise.

14 Jun
A complete guide to coffee
A complete guide to coffee

Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair exhibitor Seven Districts Coffee give us the low down on all the different types of coffee

04 Nov
Ferry Ales Brewery share their recipe for mulled beer
Ferry Ales Brewery share their recipe for mulled beer

On a cold night there's nothing better than a warm drink, so why not try something a little bit different?

28 Nov
Harvest Festival celebrates launch of new rural charity
Harvest Festival celebrates launch of new rural charity

The Lincolnshire Rural and Agricultural Chaplains will be joining the Harvest Festival held at Lincoln Cathedral on 24th October at 3pm where the County's Agricultural Chaplain Rev. Canon Alan Robson will be leading the service.

14 Oct
Redhill Farm wins Great Taste Golden Fork
Redhill Farm wins Great Taste Golden Fork

Lincolnshire farmers and producers Terry and Jane Tomlinson are celebrating winning a fine food ‘Oscar’ in the 2019 Great Taste Awards.

30 Sep
All the fun of the fair with Arthur Swallow Fairs' Antique and Vintage events
All the fun of the fair with Arthur Swallow Fairs' Antique and Vintage events

Arthur Swallow Fairs bring some of the best antiques, vintage, retro, salvage and homeware sellers to Lincolnshire..

20 Mar

Get the latest from The Showground

Tickets for the Lincolnshire Show are on sale NOW

Join us on 22nd & 23rd June for the 137th Lincolnshire Show, find out more on our dedicated Lincolnshire Show website!

Visit our website