Can you ever lose when you put your own Skin In The Game?

But I genuinely believe the stars aligned when I plucked up the courage this March to ask Kristin Duffy at Slackline Productions if she could think of anyone who might be mad enough to joining me in this utter (and thrilling) madness.

Climate Catastrophe Satire Hits London Stage

News Release 1 Nov 2021 A climate catastrophe satire that was developed with audiences in Bath hits the London stage this month (November). The New Wimbledon Theatre, run by Ambassadors Theatre Group, opens Gill Kirk’s dark-green dystopian horror-comedy SKIN IN THE GAME on the very day that COP26 ends in Glasgow.  Chosen by New Wimbledon TheatreContinue reading “Climate Catastrophe Satire Hits London Stage”

Put your Skin In The Game

It’s been a while! SKIN IN THE GAME’S ON STAGE! YOU CAN BE A BACKER – and the rewards are genuinely great! Today we just launched our Crowdfunder with a Facebook Live – me, producer Kristin Duffy at Slackline Productions and director Sarah Gain. You can have 35 mins of our podcast-y wit here! YouContinue reading “Put your Skin In The Game”

Buzz In & Out

How DO prodigiously creative people do it? We all have the same hours in the day. We have the day job, the lovely people in our lives and then maybe stuff like making music and art and enjoying other people’s! Rather than wonder / despair and feel inadequate, the only way is to see myselfContinue reading “Buzz In & Out”

Something is coming…

SOMETHING IS COMING. Or should I say, “someone“…? Who remembers Dorothy, the mother with the metaphorical meat cleaver, the one with the clock ticking in her stomach? The mother-in-law you would dread to have? If you saw the original production of Water’s Not So Thick at Bath’s Rondo in June ’11, or R&D shows atContinue reading “Something is coming…”

THE GLACIAL PACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE – A LAUGHING MATTER?

– You didn’t? – No! That’s a typo. I want you to have a climate emergency PICNIC. At Bath’s Rondo Theatre at 7:30 on Monday 2 March, Gill Kirk’s giving theatre lovers a chance to peek behind the curtain of her new show – halfway through its development.  With this pre-tour “script-in-hand” show, she and the teamContinue reading “THE GLACIAL PACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE – A LAUGHING MATTER?”

Booking Open: New Show

My new dark climate comedy Skin In The Game has a pre-tour script-in-hand show on Monday 2 March at Bath’s Rondo Theatre. Seats are limited – get yours here: https://www.ticketsignite.com/event/2490/skin-in-the-game The cast and creatives are ridiculously talented. I’ll tell you more about them very soon. Meanwhile, some smashing images that illustrate a little about thisContinue reading “Booking Open: New Show”

“The Pitlochry Play” #2: ‘Skin in the Game’

Due to some unexpected cancellations in the diary, and some jiggling about of other stuff I am a major over-achiever: October’s expenses are begun, there’s mugs soaking in the bubbles, and here I am. I’ve just sent another thank you letter to one of my funders for the “Pitlochry Play”, and as I wiped theContinue reading ““The Pitlochry Play” #2: ‘Skin in the Game’”

The Pitlochry Play #1: the sound of water

I’m here in Pitlochry, land of Pitlochry Festival Theatre and much, much more. Today’s day 3 of my playwrighting residency at the theatre and I’m rolling around like a pig in poo at the luxury of all this writing space and thinking time. I’m not here to share anything about my “process” with you, but I can’tContinue reading “The Pitlochry Play #1: the sound of water”