A Pimp, A Eunuch, A Courtesan And A Virgin Walk Into A Bar…

From L to R: Michael Jenkins,Grace McCabe,Toby Davis,David Harvey at All Bar One, Brindley Place.  Part of the fun of performing in a big Crescent musical is the people met, the friends made,and the stories swapped. I met with four members of the ‘Forum’ cast at All Bar One in Brindley Place; Michael Jenkins,who plays ‘Hero’ Read More …

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Senex, But Were Afraid To Ask…

It’s 2pm outside Costa Coffee in Brindley Place,and Dave Rodgers seems as uncertain as the weather. He’s a quiet and unassuming interviewee, and seems genuinely nonplussed as to why I should want to ask him particularly for his thoughts on ‘Forum’. At 65, he’s the most senior and experienced member of a diverse (and very Read More …

DIRECTING SOLDIERING ON – A TALKING HEADS BY ALAN BENNETT

I have been so blessed to have been given an opportunity to direct one of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues, and feel very lucky to have been given Soldering On as the one to make my directorial début with.  This week as we enter the week of dress rehearsals and welcome audiences to our performances I thought Read More …

Youth Theatre Update!

  The Cresent Youth Theatre’s production of Blood Brothers is coming together nicely. I am so lucky to have a wonderful cast and amazing assistant director (Sharan Clair). We have stripped the play version down to an hour of fast paced action and are beginning to work on added some short devised sections to enhance Read More …