Oh dear oh dear oh dear.
I hang my head in shame. I flagellate myself. I prostrate myself before you.... I haven’t updated my blog in a year!!! Huge massive gulps of sorryness emanate from my belching bum.
Well I shall try and be a better from now on. At least a bit.
So what can I say...what do I have to share with you the world out there. There is so much I almost don’t want to begin.
I am in the last couple of days of a large uk tour of James and the Giant Peach with Illyria (www.illyria.uk.com) . It’s been a fantastic show that’s sold out all over the place and had some fantastic reviews. I’ve really enjoyed playing a blind grumpy earthworm. It’s been lovely playing a character that conflicts with every other character. Although navigating myself around a stage with a huge hole in the centre with dark glasses on, trying not to look, in the dark, has been somewhat challenging. However, with three shows left to go so far I’m the only cast member who hasn’t fallen into the hole! So touch wood that it remains that way.
We have taken the show to every nook and cranny of England, Wales, Scotland, Guernsey and even the Netherlands. We’ve covered some 24000 miles, and slept in so many Travelodge’s I’ve stopped being able to tell what day is what or where we are.
Also since my last update I got work with the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth on their first in house production in 50 years. The production was Alice in Wonderland and the parts I was playing were the Caterpillar, the gryphon and the king of hearts. Suffice to say it was a great show and I had a fantastic time. It’s so good to see a new producing theatre in the south...helmed by the lovely Caroline Sharman.
Talking of the new theatre royal...
I shall be working there again this Xmas playing long John Silver in Treasure Island. You should come and see the show... the theatre needs our support as its fundraising so they can rebuild the stage. This beautiful theatre deserves the rebuild. So please please come!
Other stuff that’s been going through my mind.
Enchanted truth: those who have seen my comedy sketches on Youtube...well I’m developing them into a new a bigger project... ill keep this updated with the status of that.
Good year for films...
This has been a great film year...some highlights for me have been, Sherlock Holmes, Avatar, Scott pilgrim, toy story 3... they all deserve a watch.
Looking forward to the final harry potters.
Right I shall over and out for now, but I shall be better at updating from now on.
Love and peace