Monday, 15 February 2010

A Long Awaited Update

I have been really bad at keeping this updated. I used to be so good at it. My excuse this time is that my bus was cancelled, my dog ate my homework and aliens abducted me for the period of time where blogs have been missing. Ok maybe I need to work on the quality of my excuses for the next blog... i mean Christ! I don't even have a dog to eat my homework!

Well I thought before I talked endlessly about something random I should update you on what I have been up to.

Well later this year I will be in "An Inspector Calls" by JB Priestley. Ok not the west end version... but we are performing in central London which will be amazing! Its gonna be directed by Oliver Grant who whilst new to directing theatre pieces, he has some big ideas. I think seeing what we have so far it will be a bit more dramatic than the Stephen Daldry version. I know it sounds arrogant saying that but I genuinely believe it. I have the part of Inspector Goole in the play, so a lot of stage time and a lot of lines to learn. More on this soon.

So as I may or may not have mentioned... I am still hard at work in drama. We are currently working with the script "Our Countrys Good". It is set back in the days when they took convicts out to Australia. Its an odd play, and despite its setting has quite a contemporary feel to it. I have to be honest the play doesn't do much for me. Or maybe its not the play? I have to be honest I am not enjoying this drama class as much as I have others. Maybe its the people, or the size of the group... but theres something missing. Don't get me wrong theres nothing wrong with the people, in fact everyone is really nice... but as a group I just don't think we have gelled as a unit just yet. In the nicest way though I think a lot of this comes down to the way things are taught. I miss Jenn from the old days!

It goes without saying that I have been to the theatre a lot! Since the start of the year I have already seen: Oliver, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, An Inspector Calls, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Avenue Q and Les Miserables. Its been nice and varied and a break from Billy has also been nice. Though I do miss it a bit i admit. Talking of Billy, one of my biggest inspirations Fox Jackson-Keen leaves the show next month. I know everyone has to move on and he would have done almost 2 years in the show when he leaves. But for me the inspiration he has provided, will last a lot longer. I don't think now is the time to talk about Fox, I will save it for next month, i'd rather save it all for one big emotional farewell blog!

So other than that I haven't been up to much. I have however learned that some people and their so called friendship is skin deep, but I will rise above that and follow my dream, so I can one day look down on them filling shelves in Tesco. Sure we have all been there... only when I am on the big stage they will still be there. Though on this note I would like to say a huge thanks to all my true friends for being there these last couple of months, and when I am on the big stage I promise to look after my true friends well. There you have it in black and white!

Thats me done for now... i will try and get another blog done soon... I really have to get back into the rhythm of writing these damn blogs! Or at very least I have to get better at making excuses for not writing them!

G x

1 comment:

  1. Happy for you that you have a part in 'An Inspector Calls'. I will try my hardest best to be in London when you will be performing. Like to see you on the other side. Meaning... on stage, instead of in the audience. And lucky bastard that you are, seeing so many shows already. I am very jealous. Very jealous indeed. Still have to wait a little more then a month to be back in London. It's driving me mental! xx