I had a good time performing a new piece at Richmix. It got pretty violent. Feedback on the audience questionnaires was VERY good.
Next up is more new theatre development – I’m doing a Writer Playlab with Graeae Theatre Co in December. I’ll be working with actor Tim Gebbels and associate director Amit Sharma. It will be brilliant.
Ace line up: Greg McClaren of STK International, Luke Wright and Zara Hayes, The Hurly Burly and Circus Kinetica. We’re in the local rag too.
Great news, my outdoor show for children, Bee Detective, will be part of the London 2012 Festival.
Directed by Gemma Fairlie (co founder of our Tin Bath Theatre Company), Bee Detective will be accessible to deaf audiences though captions and sign language. I’m writing and performing.
Follow the show’s development at Beedetective.bz
Still pinching myself about being allowed to act in a Katie Hims play last week. I’ve been a massive fan of Katie’s virtuoso radio scripts since meeting her on a course last year.
The play is called Dragonfly and airs on 3rd October 2.15pm on Radio 4 (directed by the lovely Sue Roberts). The recording was hugely enjoyable and engrossing and the script was dead funny and moving. It was the first time I’ve worked with David Bower, a very talented actor. We recorded at old BBC drama studios in Manchester, just before the transfer to the new Salford site.
I’ve just completed a screenwriting course at Channel 4, during which I wrote a pilot episode and series outline. It was a lot of fun to write, and I was often laughing as I typed. I’m indebted to all the good people who helped me with research.
Last weekend actors read the script at Channel 4 HQ. I sat on the edge of my seat, watching and waiting for all the lines to land in the way I’d anticipated. The actors read it beautifully and I was relieved to see everyone laughing (it’s a comedy drama). Feedback is very promising.
The script is now going out to production companies.
16 May 2011
Thanks to everyone who backed the Deaf Faker Indiegogo appeal, which reached the target in record time! Episode Four is available on YouTube with subtitles and we’ll be filming more later this summer.
Meanwhile I’ve been scriptwriting (for TV) and learning basketball…
You can catch me doing stand up at Soho Theatre on 3rd June 8pm.