|All aboard the Barbara bus stop tour 2017!|
Dates and tickets:
10th November Rainhill Library, St Helens, Merseyside
16th November Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham SHOUT Festival
18th November Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
|RVT taken by Holly Revell|
He came to my flat in Penge where we proceeded to go through the script, lay on the floor laughing, eat potato salad, then he did something amazing - he impersonated Barbara so I could hear her and then be Barbara back at him. We discussed how to make the small world of Barbara Brownskirt even
|10 Nov St Helens, Merseyside|
I needn't have worried about meeting him so, but then I've come to realise worrying is a very natural companion to creating work. It shows you care. It shows your internal organs are involved.
|16 Nov Birmingham|
I've now rewritten most of it, and on Saturday had a major rehearsal. I embodied the character so she and I felt seamless. I was no longer acting her and I could leave the writer, Karen McLeod behind. When I run creative writing workshops I try to stress the importance of writing a character from the inside out; know what kind of weather they like, who was their mother, what do the contents of their fridge look like, what are they afraid of? What is their idea of success?
|18 Nov Edinburgh Roxy|
So with rehearsals and bus ticket buying underway, now all I need is an audience to turn up. So, dear readers, supporters and those who've just clicked on this blog because the word 'lesbian' features quite a lot in it, please could you come, please let people know the show is on, because if I say so myself, it's getting funnier and more enjoyable to do and, more, well simply Barbara.
See you in the bar!