A Strong Showing

On a recent Sunday evening, I went off to see Count Arthur strong at the Arts Theatre by Leicester Square, with Robin. Rob called in the afternoon to ask if wanted to go. He asked if I had heard of Count Arthur Strong – and I had to laugh because I can’t believe we’ve gone… Continue reading A Strong Showing

Head In A Burrow, August 2007 – The Third Day

Saturday I needed to buy some shoes, so K and I braved the rain and crowds to sample the retail. No luck. Then we ‘caught’ as I believe the term goes, we ‘caught’ some proper theatre… The Bacchae This wasn’t on the Fringe, but was rather a proper play from the Festival at the Kings… Continue reading Head In A Burrow, August 2007 – The Third Day

Head In A Burrow, August 2007 – The Second Day

The Next Day: Friday A long breakfast of cereal, then cheese on toast by the tonne, then the tortuous process of deciding what to see – the usual group-think communication nightmare that would benefit from a whiteboard and minutes. Then K, J and moi had lunch at Ecco Vino. I had my usual deli-cafe lunch… Continue reading Head In A Burrow, August 2007 – The Second Day

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Head In A Burrow, August 2007 – The First Day

These are – surprise surprise – notes from my notebook which I haven written up yet. Get used to it (actually, I’m nearly done with this kind of thing). The order in which things were done may not be correct – I have had to piece together my memories of that time with the help… Continue reading Head In A Burrow, August 2007 – The First Day

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Edinburgh Festival 2007 Photos

Here are some pictures from the trip to Edinburgh in August. Not much in the way of pictures of performances. Hopefully the next entry will paint pictures in words of the shows and stuff that we saw. Ha. what’s next? the scottish are into warhammer 40000 elevenses it rained steps This guy had a Scottish… Continue reading Edinburgh Festival 2007 Photos

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Settling In

That went very well last night. The last minute tweaks and figuring out where to leave stuff for easy access has seemed to work. If I sort out the Scriptless Wonder game cards on the train on the way home (or on my desk at work) I can be ready to go immediately we get… Continue reading Settling In

Over The Top…

…and down the rollercoaster! One show down! Well that wasn’t so bad in the end. I had been really nervous about my lines, but I managed to do pretty well, I thought. I always get nervous about my lines, and you’d think that I would realise that it always goes well in the end. But… Continue reading Over The Top…

First Night Tonight

“No turning back now, this is for real…” The props are boxed and ready. The costumes are laid out. The script is memorised (honest). The tickets are selling. The crew are awaiting instructions. The cast are at work until this afternoon. The theatre is empty (hopefully). The pep-emails are flying. The Facebook is updated. The… Continue reading First Night Tonight

TCFW Props Workshop 1

How To Make Alien Insect Goggles You will need: 2x cheap white plastic tea strainers white fabric elastic craft knife scissors sticky plasters and up-to-date tetanus innoculation antibacterial cleaning materials metal skewer open flame, like a gas hob oven glove Instructions: With the craft knife, cut off the parts of the tea strainers that rest… Continue reading TCFW Props Workshop 1

They Came From Woking / Scriptless Wonder 2007

Gawd help me, here I go again! This time it’s a double bill – They Came From Woking is a new play by my good friend Kristen, about a UFO-obsessed nerd who learns that his planet is being invaded, and in the meantime learns a few things about life as well… And then it’s a… Continue reading They Came From Woking / Scriptless Wonder 2007