Every year in the panto run there comes a hump. It’s when people get tired, when the novelty of performing has worn off and the excitement of the last few shows is too far away to make an impact.
It’s like hitting the wall on mile 20 in the marathon, or that hour between 3 and 4am on the night shift. It’s like early in the second half of a big game, when you’re ahead but can’t afford to make any mistakes because they will be costly ones.
In order to get over the hump, around the wall, through the shift or win the game you simply have to keep doing the right things, keep showing up, keep performing, keep making the tackles.
Take each show, mile or minute one at a time and you’ll get there. Wherever there is.