All good things must come to an end. And this US run has been just that; a very good thing. I am very grateful to my team of artists who have helped me feel surrounded by excellence and friendship. The Tims, Smith and Boyd. Anshu, my stalwart lighting assistant, who was rather slumming it working with us as he is a fully fledged theatre designer in his own right. Lucrecia who I cannot thank enough not only for her brilliant lighting but also for her heartfelt encouragement to me as the actor. Ben and Michael, not able to join us on the US leg but missed and constantly complimented by members of the audience wherever we went. Linda, worked miracles with time and resources, making a ‘rough theatre’ show feel like a lavish costume drama at times. And Pam, our latest team member, solid, funny and efficient. And last, but not least, my invaluable co-director, dramaturg and pal, Simon ‘Boy Genius’ Godwin.
Our next stop will be the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre for the Chicago Shakespeare 400 Festival from the 17th to the 20th of February 2016. The windy city, they say, and expected to be absolutely freezing…more like minus 15! I’ll restart my blog entries around that time.
In the meantime, may I wish you all a wonderful, peaceful and love-filled Christmas. A brilliant start to 2016. And all my gratitude and appreciation for following my intermittent ramblings.
As you behave…” x