Surprising as it may seem, very little scope is left for "bird chasing" when all your days off are spent on a bus travelling for miles on end, without even considering the subsequent reactions of our wives and children to this behaviour; and if we sleep until midday it is probably because we did not finish work until 5am that same morning.
Accidents are a tragic fact, as in any other industrial venture, and obviously the risk of such incidents increase for those of us who work high above the ground or with high voltage electricity. However, safety is always uppermost in our minds; not justour own safety, but that of everyone around us.
Marianne Macdonald might be amazed to learn that most touring productions are not organised or staffed by semi-literate morons. The fact is that accountants, engineering graduates, highly dedicated managers and technicians work side-by-side to achieve a common goal: that of providing entertainment to people throughout the world.
Sincerely, GARETH H. WILLIAMS Fleet, Hampshire 6 January