My stage version of A Christmas Carol is being revived this year by Giant Olive at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre.

It opens on the 7th December 2010 and runs through to the 15th January 2011.

They’re already taking advance bookings, and you can get your tickets here. You might want to book sooner rather than later, as the show sold out on several occasions last time.

The script is also available for your reading pleasure – you can order it via the button on the right of the blog.

More theatre news to come shortly!

(Oh, I’m such a tease…)

We want information. Information!

M’brother Rafe and I are attempting to put on a play this Christmas. This will be the first production of our new theatre company.

If we can make the figures work, it’ll be on in London as a late morning or early afternoon show in December/January this year.

There are a lot of interesting things that we want to do, including something that – as far as we’re aware – has never been attempted in Fringe Theatre before. More details on that over the next month or so.

But in the short term, we need some data on what time people would be most likely to go to the theatre in the day.

That’s where you come in.

If you’d be so good as to spend a few minutes to answer a short questionnaire, it’d help us immensely in our planning.


Credit where it’s due

Alex Vega has just been brought to the surface as I write these words.

He’s the tenth man to have been raised from the mine where he and 32 others have been trapped almost 700 metres beneath the surface for the last 69 days.

No-one has ever been trapped underground for so long before and survived.

A few moments ago, the Chilean president came on television, thanking God for the rescue of these men. Others have also praised God for His help in this matter.

Sebastián Piñera was, of course, incorrect.

It was men who organised the operation.
Men who designed the equipment.
Men who drilled the shaft.
Men who worked day and night for the last two months.
Men who have saved the lives of these 33 people.


He’s just the fucker that dropped a mountain on those miners in the first place.

ABC, you and me…

A challenge I received from Mister Stephen Gallagher for the more bookish among us.

1. Go through the alphabet, and for each letter, think of a book you’ve read that starts with that letter (A, An, and The do not count).

2. You must write down the FIRST book you think of for any given letter.

3. You must have actually READ the book.

4. If you think of a more impressive-sounding book for a particular letter, you CANNOT change to the more impressive-sounding book.

American Gods
The Bitch
A Clash of Cymbals
Danny the Champion of the World
Empire of the Sun
The First Men in the Moon
Grey Lensman
Hunters of Gor
Kane and Abel
Lucky Jim
The Man in the High Castle
Oliver Twist
President Fu Manchu (Might have been The Princess Bride. Who knows? But Loli mentioned it to me, so it’s not the first one I thought of…)
The Queen of the Damned
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Skylark of Space
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
Watership Down
The Young Visiters
Z for Zachariah

Damn. My roots are showing.

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