Lots of writing has been happening.
When lockdown began in 2020, I was three weeks into rehearsals for a new dance show with Barrowland Ballet and Natasha Gilmore. Learning to Fly should now premiere in 2023. Hopefully someone will remember the moves.
Meanwhile, I wrote a book. It's in a box. Who knows what it's like.
Then I wrote a new play called The Ache. Hopefully more news of that soon.
In France, When I Lie to You Do You Love Me More? is going well thanks to the sterling efforts of Theatre du Prisme. I have not seen it yet. I look forward it.
Leeds Playhouse had to delay the Christmas show Fairy Poppins and the Naughty Winter Ghost until the spring of 2021. It was so much fun to go and sit in the open air and beautiful warm sunshine of a Leeds day and hear about the frozen forests of winter.
The other Christmas show from 2020 - A Real Christmas Ghost Story - managed to get a run at Theatre Clwyd before lockdown came in once more, so I hope that whoever saw/listened to that had a good time and maybe one day I'll get to hear/see it myself.
And it was a delight to be asked by Tom Mothersdale to write three monologues for the Lockdown Plays Podcast, produced by Tom, Wilf Scolding and Anoushka Warden. I was lucky to have Lesley Sharp, Sinead Matthews and Harry Melling perform the pieces - See, Hear and Speak - and they are really worth a listen.
And amidst all this I have scraping, peeling, drilling and lifting (lots of lifting) as I renovate a new home. Surely all part of life's rich tapestry.