As ever, Mr Paul Brotherston paints a stunning picture; as often, Ms Mihaela Bodlovic captures it beautifully.
Working with some old friends and making some new ones was part of the enjoyment, as was playing a character so departed from anything I've ever done before. Thanks also to The Arches for their support, and Deb Jones, for letting us play with her text.
This was also the first performancer of Mr Brotherston's newly formed theatre company 'The Blood of The Young', with whom I am proud to be associated.
Not long back from Chicago: what a town. I could easily live there. Cracking theatre scene and cracking craft beer scene. I was lucky enough to see Dunsinane as it opened at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, completely different space from when I saw it in Glasgow. Looked luscious, and David Greig's writing travels marvellously. I also saw Shattered Globe's version of Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo. It was great to see theatre at that (100 seat) level in a theatre town as big as Chicago. Five-week runs, every Thu/Fri/Sat - totally different from how we do things here. And all without funding. We are so lucky in this country.
I also caught This Is Modern Art on the main stage at Steppenwolf (now there's a space). All about when some graffiti artists painted the outside of the Chicago Inst...