I’ve had a very busy couple of weeks that I thought I’d tell you about.
On the 14th of February I was at Waterside Arts Centre taking part in Creative Industries Trafford‘s ‘To The Stage’ scratch night. I performed a brand new 15 minutes from a new show I have been working on called “I’m Building a Spaceship“. The show involves me building a spaceship onstage out of metal and wooden poles, bits of cardboard and gaffa tape. In the show I tell stories of how I figured out how to build y spaceship and the things I encountered along the way.
The performance went fairly well, about as well as a brand new show goes on its first outing. It was really fun to do something completely new and share it with an audience, especially an idea that I find really exciting and that has so much scope for exploring different ideas. I got some really useful feedback from ‘To The Stage’ and I’m taking it all in as I continue developing the show.
The next day I got on a train to Lancaster where I spent 8 days working with Paper People Theatre on our new show ‘Do Geese See God?‘ at Lancaster Arts. The development period was part of ‘Foot in the Door’ a new artists development programme being run by Lancaster Arts and Making Room.The artists taking part were; Theatre 42, Tin Can People, James Monaghan and Ali Wilson. They were developing brand new work whilst taking part in workshops provided by some absolutely fantastic theatre professionals. Whilst they were doing that we spent the time cooped up together in a room developing the show. It was a lot of hard work but in the end we are very pleased with the work in progress performance that took place on the 22nd, expertly teched by David McBride (again, very sorry about making a mess of your stage)
It was a great week, we’re very grateful to everyone at Lancaster Arts and everyone that took part in Foot in the Door for providing us with rehearsal space, support and for being so welcoming. We’re looking forward to continuing to develop the show, there’s still plenty of work to do. We hope that it’ll be finished by the end of the year ready for some touring in 2017/18. We are running a crowdfunding campaign for Do Geese See God? to support it’s continued development. I’d very much appreciate if you could have a look, maybe chuck us £5 and share it with your friends and family. Ta.
So that’s what I’ve been up to recently, thanks for having a look.