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.
The Tron Theatre have a new initiative called 'The Tron 100 Club' of which I am a member. It's a great idea: bringing lots of creatives (100 of us, don't you know) together for panel discussions, workshops and the like. Today I was at an incredibly interesting session with Cora Bissett, who talked us through her process when she's devising and creating theatre.
At the Edinburgh Festival last year I decided that when I grew up I wanted to be the Gallic-looking chap that plays the Breton pipes from Song of the Goat. But now I want to be him with Cora Bissett's ability to make theatre.