I'm in the strangest of times. I have my head in a play that is coming to its conclusion. I just need to know that last scene, or maybe I've already written it. And then tomorrow I fly to New York where Kappa and Pondlife are being performed by the wonderful Andy Manley. I am a mixture of head in the clouds and mouth wateringly excited to be back in NY and eating everything I can possibly find to eat. I can't wait to see what the classroom audiences for Kappa are like. The play happens as a surprise with Andy walking into a classroom who don't know anything special is taking place that day. In Scotland the kids were mainly just totally amazed to see this man standing on their teacher's desk. I wonder what they'll be like in New York. HA! Pondlife is then performing at the New Victory Theatre, so if you're in town, pop along.
Had a lovely time watching Tiger Tale at Imaginate, the International Children's Festival. It's always nerve-wracking watching for signs of enjoyment on international booker's faces, but with Tiger Tale it all went out of the window as I was once again totally delighted by the children's reactions and Kim Moore's amazing live playing. Both Tiger Tale and it's counterpart for adults Tiger will be on at this year's Edinburgh Festival in Venue 150 (EICC) from 1st-19th August as part of Made in Scotland's showcase.
Now it's back to the desk with a week of sitcom, Royal Court, National Connections and ideas for a new dance show. And tiling the bathroom too.