Where Do We Go From Here?

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 45px 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]Four talented and courageous actors worked with me over three days, scripts in hand, to bring this amazing work of the theatre to life. Francesca Anderson, Claudio Carta, Lucy Ford and Camilla Watson worked their metaphorical sock off, juggling a large text and seven different coloured scarfs with the passionate beliefs and powerful intellects of the characters. The story was told, again, for a new and, for the most part, deeply appreciative audience.

[/cs_text][x_blockquote cite=”audience member” type=”left”]A really good piece, and the reading was great. The decision to have everybody play everybody worked wonderfully well, I think. The use of the scarves helped, but we could probably have stayed with it even without them. We knew, liked and cared about the characters enough that I feel we would have tracked them.

Thank you for an enjoyable (and thought-provoking) evening[/x_blockquote][cs_text]That was typical of the responses we received from our audience after the performance of the staged reading of FRACTIONS, by Marcel Dorney, on Tuesday 14th February, at Bread & Roses Theatre in South Clapham.[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text]I want to acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to Marcel for allowing us to play with this beautiful script, and to the Bread & Roses Theatre for providing the space.

Now, the dream is to raise the funds to stage a full production, so that we can take it to an even wider audience. As audience members commented after the show, this is about who we are now, gives us something to think about. And if there is anything we need more of at this moment in history, it is Thinking with a Capital T.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

Out of the Frying Pan…

Brisbane is enduring a “low density heat wave” at the moment, which means the ceiling fans are whirring wildly, trying to shift the cool air from the air conditioners around everyone’s home, with limited success. I flew back here a couple of weeks ago as my elderly mother is unwell.

Flying back this week to Edinburgh, then down to London on Friday to undertake rehearsals for our staged reading of Fractions. Marcel has made a few revisions, tightened up the text and it flows like a dream. I am so excited to be working on this, and so looking forward to sharing it with you at the Bread & Roses Theatre. How kind they are, to support this volunteer effort of ours. Please help to spread the word.

New London Dates

TMT will be in London in February, as well as April, so get your diaries out and make a note!

On 14th February, we’ll present a staged reading of Marcel Dorney’s wonderful re-telling of the story of Hypatia, female philosopher and defender of the Library of Alexandria. You know the one – the bigots and the fundamentalists burnt it down, back in the day. So, not much has changed, and this is a play for our times. The play is called “Fractions” and this will be its UK Premiere.

We could do with a few more volunteer performers, this is a mission of love to encourage and inspire ourselves in these dark times.

The reading will be presented at the Bread and Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Road, London on 14th February at around 7.30 pm. Contact me if you’d like to take part. As long as you can read, you are welcome.

At United Solo Theatre Festival, Theatre Row, New York NY 2016

And then, Dame June Bloom will hit the ground running after her triumphant appearance off off Broadway (or was that off off off off…) in her hit solo show, “Yes! Because…”. Bread and Roses Theatre, as above, from 4 to 8 April, 7.30 pm.