Mainly we've been working on the slides, the artwork, communicating with the venue and Brighton Fringe, feasting on gherkins and cheese, getting together a marketing plan, but, the highlight has to be the photo shoot with my mother.
|Mummy Brownskirt pretending to be|
not all there for the shoot
|Mummy Julia does keep fit |
with Jane Fonda watching on
'OK sure, how should I do the face?'
'Just look vacant,' I say.
'Ooh, I can do that easily,' she joked.
As soon as Barbara leaves, Mummy Julia goes back to her usual self, doing keep fit, shaking cocktails...
|Paula Varjack and money boxes|
It's real, it's funny and it's touring now, go see http://www.paulavarjack.com/dates.html
Oh yes, lest I forget the major thing that happened last week: TICKETS HAVE GONE ON SALE NOW for my show at Brighton Fringe!
I think I've sold about two so far (probably my mum) so if you're free on 1st or 2nd June please come: http://bit.ly/BB_BrightonFringe
This is what they are saying about it:
Shrouded in iconic anorak, knees bulging from pop socks, Barbara Brownskirt is the unsuccessful lesbian Poet-in-Residence at the 197 bus stop, Penge. We meet her, unlucky-in-love, as she tries to find out who she is and why? Share the highs and lows as she explores the past through absurd poetry and film.
Themes of false identities and aloneness thread through this show. Fans of Rik Mayall and Tim Key will love it.
Next blog will chart how I'm going to approach learning the hour long monologue using actor techniques. EEK!