Friday, August 25, 2006

Start Date Set

After spending two days in London, where I managed to touch base with four of the cast - Sally, Chris, Steve and Martin - we have now agreed on a timetable. We'll start rehearsing on 10th Oct, start shooting on the 20th, and hopefully have the wrap party on the 30th.

We have also all been discussing the script, and I can report that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet when it comes to the need to pare things down to a level of minimalism that wouldn't look out of place in a Bresson or Bill Douglas film.

Monday, August 14, 2006

A General Update

I now have confirmation that Sally is doing her stint in Fool For Love on 23/8/06 at 1600. Tickets will be free, so if you want to see Folie's leading lady in the flesh, just turn up at the Apollo (which is way down Shaftesbury Ave towards Piccadilly Circus).

I will be meeting with Sally and the other actors both on that day, and the day after. Our main business at the moment is deciding on a start date. I think it will be either the week after Sally finishes Fool for Love (11/9) or the week after Adso finishes his [Noel] Coward piece (2/10). As Sally wants to go to NYC in late October, that will be our cut off point.

Before any of this happens, however, I still have another 48 hours in which to finish my Gnostic book before flying to Edinburgh for a much needed break. I haven't felt this tired in years, and in general, feel almost unspeakably awful. Only two weeks ago I was going running most evenings listening to Tord Gustavsen on my iPod. Where's it all gone wrong?!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sally on Stage in the West End

Looks like Sally Scott, our female lead, will be taking over from Juliette Lewis in Fool for Love for a matinee on 23 August. More details to follow when I have them.

Still not finished the Gnostic book, but am in the home strait. Bloody nightmare.