Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Auditions start unofficially tonight and officially tomorrow.
I'm reeling slightly as what feels like an incredible number of 16 year old girls have got in touch to express interest in auditioning. Whether or not they all turn up is another thing. But hats off to Hannah for getting word out so far beyond our usual network of (not 16 year old) women.
I'm terrified in advance. It's bad enough telling adults they're not cast. Not casting a child - although at 16, they're scarcely children - is an entirely different kettle of fish. I shall steel myself for a whole new level of letting-down-ing.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Finished (again) at 8:03 on the bus to work. Nothing if not decisive.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I've been dithering about what I call it. It's badged "working title beauty" at the moment.

But I've just done it. Named it. Sent it off to the Fringe office a whole 22 hours and 45 minutes early for the early bird registration discount. So that's it. Named. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I (will) give you:


(Note the lower case b!)

We've had lots of people sharing the (working title) and Volpone audition notice. It's extremely kind (and extremely good PRing on behalf of our new PR magician Hannah). Look at all this.

The Edinburgh Guide.

The Glasgow Theatre Blog.

And thanks again Thom / DG All Edinburgh Theatre

I'm slightly frightened by how many people will have seen this. I'm now receiving emails from professional actors saying they want to take part which is really thrilling but a little intimidating at the same time. I'm sure they'll see sense between now and then.  
This is the fourth ending I've written. The first time I've written fin. Is that very significant or just late night nonsense? The spaniel isn't sure.  

Wednesday, March 01, 2017