It has been a fair few weeks since I last posted. I've been busy rehearsing for our show "Five Fools". We open in just under two weeks, so as usual there's too much to do and very little time to blog.
This will be my last show with the Latt Children's Theatre family (at least for a while) and it will be strange to move on after eight years (with a six month sabbatical in the middle). As of March 2011 I'll be a free man (save for a trip to the Edinburgh International Festival as translator/surtitle supervisor for a production of The Tempest), so if any of you have any acting work on offer then please do drop me a line.
It's strange to think that I get paid a decent wage for doing the things I love. I've spent the past month or so learning to juggle clubs, play the piano accordion and relearn the clarinet. I get paid to dance, to sing and to mess about on stage.
There are few jobs where you get to dress up like someone on the Sgt. Pepper album cover and even fewer jobs where juggling in the toilets is deemed socially acceptable.
I'll miss this place when I leave, but it'll be good to start a new adventure and try out a few new things. As for now I'm just enjoying the madness of rehearsals and looking forward to a final few months on stage with this company
At least I have fabulously ridiculous facial hair, a ukulele by my side and dreams of a successful season.
Drop by and see our show if you like, it's the only circus themed English language children's musical in town and you'll get to see me wielding a clarinet as the Musician, a Takarazuka style Ringmaster, a Clown who may well be suffering from severe concussion, an incredibly acrobatic Strongman and our new star who is mute due to a rather large case of stage fright.