more shadowing

After a few fairly relaxed weeks and some much needed rest back in the West Country over Easter it’s now all gearing up again. I’ve been meeting with actors and a wonderful Iraqi designer called Rajha Shakiry who is going to design the costumes for Arab Nights. ¬†And just generally locking down the details of the autumn production. On top of which I may now be directing another two shows in the autumn – both Shakespeare plays – an As You Like It and a Much Ado About Nothing – that could be a busy time…

Yesterday I wrote a libretto for a short opera competition and today and tomorrow I’m jumping back on the shadowing bandwagon, spending a few days with the wonderful women of ETT.

Then Thursday sees the rehearsed reading of a short play that I wrote directed by my friend James Bounds at the newly opened Theatre Delicatessen building. ¬†Friday I have an NCT class and Saturday I’m in Sidcup talking on a panel discussion about Storytelling in the morning, then dashing back home for my baby shower in the afternoon.

So after a fairly quiet start to the year I seem to be getting busier and busier as the baby approaches…I’m sure that’s the wrong way round.