That ghostly halo of light? The dark form at the back of Script Aloud evenings? The lightest pitter-patter of fingers flying across a touch-screen? That’s me, as opposed to the tweeting, theatre-loving ghost of the Kings Arms. Though, that has just given me a new account idea…
To those new to Manchester ADP (hello and welcome), I am Manchester ADP’s official Twitter account manager. Catchy title, I think you’ll agree. My job is essentially to make lots of e-noise from our twitter page @ManchesterADP in the hope we will keep raising awareness of this wonderful network.
I came into my grand title in a rather round-about way. I originally joined Manchester ADP as a script appraiser – a job I thoroughly recommend to everyone who loves theatre – before then being cast as ‘Maggie’ in Robert Peggs ‘Salutation’ on February 22. That evening, Hannah and Diana let me volunteer to help with the social media side based on my previous experience… not that I ever provided a reference (take note everyone)! I was lucky that we already had over 200 followers to the page and so many dedicated ADP-ers who retweet, like and follow nearly every post I write! Since then we have grown to over 700 followers, so thank you, thank you, thank you to all those who have followed us and continue support us.
A little insight into the life behind that retweet… My basic day includes my laptop, fluffy socks and large mugs of caffeine perched nearby as I peruse the newsfeed and various lists for the latest news in the Manchester theatre scene. It is utterly addictive: the thrill of finding a fantastic opportunity to share or reading the great work you all do every day is uplifting and exciting. Sad as it may seem, I find a lot of joy in the fact that, despite everything, Mancunians continue to nourish Greater Manchester’s thriving theatre scene. That’s the reason I try to tweet every day. That’s why your device is clogged up with notifications from @ManchesterADP whenever you try to check your emails or sneakily crush some candy… So please keep creating wonderful creative, artistic pieces and I will do my best to retweet, reply and heart each and every one of you! If I miss you, I am only a basic cyborg after all, do DM or tweet us and we will do our best to support you!
Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to read all your wonderful blogs soon too! If you have a tale to tell about Manchester ADP, be it your experience as a writer, director, actor, audience member or anything in between, write us an entry and send it to: manchesterADP@gmail.com
Thank you wonderful Sophie. And how lucky Manchester ADP is to have you!