August 11, 2009
Wow. I’m not actually sure I ever thought I’d get here. You know when you have future dates in your diary which you can’t see round? Arriving in Edinburgh was like that for me. Turns out life goes on. And better still – it’s actually sort of fun! I honestly didn’t think I’d get to fun for quite a while. Last time I was up I was so terrified the first weekend I thought I’d actually gone through terror and out the other side. I calmed down eventually but I’m not sure I got to ‘fun’ till the last weekend. And I didn’t realise I’d got there till the final Monday when everything stopped and through the shock I realised I had actually been enjoying myself! That wasn’t a good day. Like finally getting to the end of the ride and realising that it’s all over. Read more
August 9, 2009
Seriously, really tired. Already! On the plus side I’m also happy, still confident and slightly exhilarated so I’m probably doing about as well as could be expected. After three shows I’m coming to terms with being totally happy with the piece. It’s a really nice feeling to have. Even if I don’t get any audience and no reviews I’m happy, and that gives a wonderful feeling of security.
I’ve also met other people mad enough to do one-person shows and that is really comforting. And my venue is possibly the nicest venue in the world. They’re absolutely and totally lovely. It’s all good. Still tired though. I think I’m going to invest in some caffeine and wait for the adrenaline buzz to kick in again.
August 6, 2009
I’ve made it to Edinburgh – and it’s sunny! This is amazing.
I had forgotten what the buzz is like here. All that pent up energy about
to explode. The streets seem to be filling up with actors and performers
- a mixture of the stressed and the over excited – while tourists wander
around in between them looking vaguely bemused at all the activity.
Flat is central and roomy if a bit basic. I’m not complaining – I can
walk to my venue in 5 minutes. Its a luxury. Checked in with the venue
and picked up flyers. Now just have to wait till my final run through at
After six months preparation everything is finally about to start…
August 3, 2009
I’m feeling quite calm. This is surprising. I’ve decided to go with it and see how long it lasts. I think it’s because of the photos… Read more
July 31, 2009
July 31st. That means it’s August tomorrow… arggghh!!!! Read more