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.