With the help of performers Ronnie Leer and Ben Lewis I'll be directing and devising a new show for 3-6 year olds at the MacRobert this Christmas. Come see it. It's going to be lovely.
Martinis, babies, Upper West Side rents, rollerdancing in the park, walks in the park, cardboard, cardboard, cardboard, glue, glue, glue, melon, melon, melon, Martinis, dancing, transvestites, bingo, Fitz, Manley, cupcakes, sLi the mysterious non-calling caller, fantstic. FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!
Also, Kappa has finished its tour. No one will know except 2000 kids who might still be looking for Siph, Epsilon and Z. I hope so.
Kappa will be on again at the Imaginate festival 2010, along with Pondlife McGurk.
Reading William Dalyrimple's From the Holy Mountain makes me think of Prospero. In Byzantine times there were many old stories of magician's being cast adrift on the ocean to drown because of the unchristian sorcery they practice. Why is this interesting? Something to do with the same story being used to see the sorcerer or intellectual as both evil and good. And what about Caliban? Where is he in the Byzantine scheme of things?
In other news work on adapting Ben Rice's novel Pobby and Dingan is hotting up. Worked with RSAMD students on the first draft and can't wait to see it in on stage. Coming to you from Catherine Wheels, it'll be available at all good theatres in March.