Oh hello, Echo! Still here I see, filling in the cavernous space for me.
Do you mind? I'm trying to talk, here, alright?
Thank you. Ahem. As I was saying, since the last update I have performed as Prospero in The Tempest on Brownsea Island and in All My Sons at Poole Lighthouse in November 2015, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Shelley Theatre and Hanger Farm Arts Centre in September '16. They were both fun, although on the last night of the Shakespeare I managed to badly damage my Achilles tendon which was, on the whole, not my finest moment. Of course I soldiered on and it was only the owls of the New Forest who were witness to the colourful language coming from my car as I drove slowly home...
So, it has been the best part of a year since I actually performed anything - it feels strange, I must say, to reacquaint myself with the television and the sofa. Not going to lie, though, the more time passes, the harder it is to picture doing it again...we will see.
I have been busy designing stuff, though, doing programmes and posters for All My Sons, The Complete Works, Bent, The Last Five Years, A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Matter of Life and Death, and Constellations, as well as the poster for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (all for Arena); posters and programme for A Tale of Two Cities for Regent Rep; and posters for Bournemouth Little Theatre Club's productions of The Real Inspector Hound/Black Comedy, Temple, Di, Viv and Rose, The Bed Before Yesterday, and The Maintenance Man.
The design for The Complete Works was found (somehow!) by the drama dept of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the States, who were also performing the play, and they got in touch and asked to use my "Groucho Shakespeare" image that I had made - of course I said yes, and they did some really cool Pop Art inspired posters with it, which was so cool to see.
So, it's not that I haven't been doing anything - it's just that I'm really bad at updating this site. Sorry!
Oh, shut up.