Get creative on yo’ ass

The other day, I remembered that 2012 is going to be an exciting year. And then realised we’re 7/12s of the way through. Apart from making me feel like my brain is falling has fallen through a hole in my saggy toddler-mum trews and lies spat on, in a wet puddle alongside the rotted tendrilsContinue reading “Get creative on yo’ ass”

Devoted & Disgruntled Roadshow: massive

There’s a thing called Devoted & Disgruntled (D&D). It’s for theatre people who love theatre but also get pissed off with it from time to time. It’s a forum, an open space where you gather, raise issues, talk about them, share them. It’s real and online. It’s also on the road. Right now! I spentContinue reading “Devoted & Disgruntled Roadshow: massive”

Black Barn 15-17 June

Black Barn – it’s getting closer….15, 16, 17 June, LOST theatre, London You think it’s just you. That footstep. That scrabble. That…breath? You shouldn’t be scared. You’re all grown-up now. Come on, come with us. Let’s go inside. Look: the door’s open.” As you might have read below, I’m v excited about this project withContinue reading “Black Barn 15-17 June”

Away with the Fairies: Alma Tavern Theatre, 20-31 March

“Bath playwright Gill Kirk’s latest play is hitting all the right notes in the arts world: a comedy to cheer us in leaner times, about and starring “older” women, cocking a snook at economics and art worlds alike, and of course, it has the ultimate “must-have” for any modern play: an invisible troll. “At Bristol’sContinue reading “Away with the Fairies: Alma Tavern Theatre, 20-31 March”

Catching Up

You (I) run fast through autumn and early December to get that time off at Christmas and New Year, trip up (get the lurgy, natch), sleep a lot and fall madly behind. It has, I realise, become a pattern. BUT! Waving a blazing torch of flaming, rejected, double-side printed scripts, I stride with gumption intoContinue reading “Catching Up”

Going at a Gallop

A gallop of a post: First of all,  a humungous “hats off” to Shane Morgan of Roughhouse Productions, and Jill Bennett of Theatre Royal Bath for pulling together an astonishingly good 24Hour Plays on Friday – Saturday nights.  What a superb process and outcome, with six completely new short plays growing out of nothing, performedContinue reading “Going at a Gallop”

Gladiators, rrrready???

An Anaesthetic for Birthdays goes into rehearsals tomorrow for its rehearsed reading on Wednesday night and I’m very excited. This will be the first time it’s been “stood up” and the rhythms and riffs between the characters will take on a life outside my head / kitchen / early hour baby feeds.  Am just readingContinue reading “Gladiators, rrrready???”

Summer Frenzy

Busy – and good – times. The summer’s being spent Getting Things Done: completing a three-hander for the Theatre West competition for their autumn season at the Alma Tavern Theatre in Bristol; trying to get a final good first draft of my long-unwritten ‘fertility play’; polishing a collaborative comedy script with a great friend andContinue reading “Summer Frenzy”