Had an amazing initial weekend meeting with Wils Wilson and the creative team on Shetland to begin National Theatre of Scotland show Ignition.
Then back to Plockton to keep writing. And the pigs...
I've been spending most of August on adventures. While Andy Manley slaved away in Pondlife and rather brilliantly won the Herald Archangel:
The Ballad of Pondlife McGurk has been getting rave five-star reviews and has been delighting audiences – adults and children alike.
‘no matter what age you are, it’s emotional, uplifting and completely unforgettable’
Yasmin Sulaiman, Fest Magazine
‘theatre to be enjoyed across the generations’
Anna Millar, The Arts Journal
‘This show is a masterpiece for children and adults alike’
Heather Doughty, BroadwayBaby
‘perfect performance, perfect direction and ultimately perfect storytelling.’
John Roberts, The Public Reviews
If you haven't seen it then you can. It will be touring Scotland in Autumn 2012 and may be coming to a theatre near you. You can check here.
I meanwhile have cycled from John o'Groats to...Cardiff, met some fantastic people and seen some big, big mountains:
And now I have arrived in Plockton to spend two months writing on two new projects. Here's what I did this morning: