Robin Hood and His Merry Men (though mostly Women)

Joss practicing the tight rope walk WELL!! That went fast!  I managed to get just one rehearsal post in about Robin Hood! Its been an utter whirlwind but sadly Robin Hood came to a close on Sunday. Not wanting to sound all luvvy but… what a joyous cast and crew to work with. Everyone worked so hard and so consistently …

Week 1 over and out..

Hello, greetings and a big squeeze to you. Well the first week of rehearsals is done and dusted. And it was exhausting. Somehow will scarlet (anna wheatley) and I have been put into many of the dances…. Is this a good idea?! Who knows! But despite being older taller and fatter than the amazing ensemble im far too proud not …

Robin Hood at the Oxford Playhouse

Helloooooo there. Well I have arrived in the stunning oxford, which will be my home until mid January. I’m here because I am going to be playing little john in the Oxford Plahouses Xmas production of Robin Hood, written and directed by Peter Duncan (of Blue Peter, Duncan Dares and many other things fame). Im very excited about working with …

The Summer

Hello All This summer has proved an unusual and unexpected one. Having moved house in January and learnt to drive, for various reasons I decided to take a back seat on the acting front for a few months. This enabled me to pursue more design and art work. The summer kicked off by designing and building posters, set puppets and …

Treasure Island… new years and beyond.

Hello dear peruser of these words. well, its already January the 2nd. Its the day after the last show of Treasure Island. When a show ends there is always a bag of mixed feelings, of both relief and sadness. a joy of being able to rest and recuperate, and emptiness of the lack of routine, the loss of performing, the …

Treasure Island – Capt’n Flint Parrots

Hello again dear readers, So, treasure island! Well I had finished making my/Long John Silvers wooden leg and now I needed to make the parrot. My original idea for the Captain Flint parrot was a traditional rod puppet, the was sort of mangy, and featherless, with a big scar down its face. However, Caroline Sharman (the director) was concerned of …

Treasure Island – Silvers Leg

Dear Readers, It has been a busy busy few weeks. Treasure Island has been filling my life in many many ways… Late October I started having meetings with Caroline Sharman at the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth and a few emails with designer Simon Higlet and costumer Naomi Gibbs I started work on some puppets and props for the production. This …

A bright new day!

Dear casual follower,Last night i suggested going to the 9 am Harry Potter showing…. This was met with some interest but also concern from Colin… and a reluctant desire from Bernie (he’s a closet Harry fan). Colin, was worried that he might be wobbly and have a seizure whilst in the cinema. Fair enough… i thought… he’s been having a …

Sooooooo…Lets talk about CANCER! YAY!!…. Part 2

PART 2 Dear Peruser, Let me give you some backwards glances into some of my previous experiences with disease… My grandfather on my mothers side had suffered with cancer… but he had pulled through it… survived… and lived on… he eventually however suffered a stroke and died, just over a year after my mum died of cancer. This take place …

Sooooo… let’s talk about CANCER! YAY! …. part one!

Dear Reader, I want to talk about cancer. There, I said it… I didn’t think I was going to. I almost didn’t say it because, I’m unsure of the reason of why I’m blogging about it. It’s a mix of feelings. A need for support. A need to feel united with somebody…. anybody… who relates. An opportunity for others to …