Winter was earmarked for the completion of various writing projects and *fanfare!* they are OUT THERE. Tick. Hooray.
So! As Spring boings all around it's onwards to fresh and exciting projects.
The dear folks at John Doe Management continue to excel, opening doors for me to lend my ugly mug to whatever commercial product needs a greying father figure, cheeky chappie or businessman slapped graciously on the front of it. Meanwhile I venture back out into the industry on a quest to find exciting theatre, tv and film projects to get stuck into. Bliss. It's an odd, familiar and adventurous side of my career to be sure, and always worth the effort.
Next weekend I get to work at the BARBICAN for a few days with the fabulous folks from the ENO. I hope to add some essential craft and trade skills to the toolbox to help me continue creating engaging and dynamic theatre. Superb director DEBORAH WARNER will be there and I'm well excited.
Summer brings an opportunity to put these new skills into practice with the uber-talented young creatives at YMYUK, as I create a brand new musical for them to be performed at Plymouth Theatre in August. THE MIDNIGHT FLOWER PRESS is an exciting project that allows me to explore a story I intend to turn into a YA book later in the year.
Other than that it's a World of possibility. I'm gathering together new snippets of various film footage for a fresh showreel and casting my net out into the theatre world to see what it brings back. It's all good and exciting. Who knows what the rest of the spring will bring, eh?