Before my blog updates become all things Chicago, it's nice to be able to confirm a little something for the autumn. Blood of the Young are doing a show at The Tron in November. Details are still to be ironed-out (and revealed) but it's going to be musical and it's going to be enjoyable. I'll be working with Isobel McArthur and Sarah Swire, alongside some special guests. Here's a promo snap we just did for it...
We finished our week long 'Tron Labs' residency at the Tron Theatre with a showing of the second incarnation of 'Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound'. Again, feedback seems to have been overwhelmingly postive, and our hopes persist (nay, they grow!) that we will be able to mount a full-scale production of Daphne at some point.
Working with Paul & Izzy and Anneke and Dylan and Robin and Mr Matthew Stanley Seager is just great. It's been a good month for The Blood of The Young! And doing it in the creative confines of The Tron made such a difference - thanks to Michael John and everyone there for your help.
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.