It’s September already, and I’m back in the rehearsal room with Dame June Bloom, Teddy Edward and Liam the Lamb. We’ve been invited by Live Arts, in the Scottish Borders, to bring the show to their local community, in the tiny village of Westruther.
One night only, Friday 20th September, we’ll be there! Also delighted to be able to offer a workshop on Friday afternoon, open to all comers.
My stage manager for this wee tour is Susannah Finzi, who wrote and directed “The Bottom Line” in July, at the cornerHOUSE Theatre in Surbiton, and invited me to take part in it, creating the role of The Busker.
Our plan is to meet up in York, (from London and Liverpool) where we both have to change trains, carry on together to Berwick-upon-Tweed, then we’ll be met and driven to Westruther.
On Saturday 21st we are hoping to head to Edinburgh, to perform the show at the Columcille centre. This is unfunded, so we are mounting a fund-raising campaign to help cover our travel and accommodation costs. With any luck, we’ll also have an audience!
If you’d like to support us in this endeavour, you can contribute here
I almost wrote “Life of a Vagabond”, because that’s what it feels like! Here I am, presently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, renting a room in a delightful family flat a block from Portobello Beach. I’ve some teaching work at a local acting academy, working with Acting students, and Musical Theatre students, just fabulous.
In between classes, I’m re-rehearsing my solo show “Yes! because…” which I’ll be performing in New York in less than three weeks’ time as part of the United Solo Performance Festival. The venue is @TheatreRowNYC, 410 W 42nd Street.
The lines are coming back fairly easily, fortunately, but my poor weak fingernails are struggling to cope with the ukulele. I think some nice strong fake ones will do the trick.
Of course there has to be a publicity campaign, and being a one-person-band, so to speak, means I have to do that too. Facebook and Twitter offer a way to feel as if I’m doing something rather than nothing, but actually reaching the local audience in New York is proving to be quite a challenge. So I’m working on a series of videos, to introduce my character, Dame June Bloom, and see if we can get some traction on YouTube.