hick in transit glory

05Jul10

It comes to something when you start to feel more at home in the back of a van than within the domicile. I’m home briefly, washing and repacking, ready for the next installment, but feeling unsettled. The Fall of Man concluded it’s post-Edinburgh mini-tour this week with successful gigs in Taunton and Lincoln. Jonathan originally wrote the script during the winter-months of 2008/9 and, just as in The Pleasance last year, references to Veronica’s freezing bedsit seemed at odds to actuality amidst the superheated intimacy of either venue – sweaty, semi-clad Satan frotting and spitting over the shoulders of audience members. Audience member Crysse Morrison has written a review of a Bristol performance on her CrysseBlog, (itself an impressive document of her theatrewatching).

Here are a couple of pics from a happy week spent at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol. An excellent, friendly venue run by a team now headed up by Ali Robertson, formerly director of Cork Midsummer Festival and responsible for booking several Stan’s Cafe shows.

After a weekend’s break visiting the audaciously programmed BE Festival at Stan’s AEHarris Factory (not only bringing International Performance to Birmingham but with it the genuine buzz of an international festival gathering) and celebrating Boy✩2’s seventh birthday, I’m steadying myself for a full on week in the capital. Evenings will be spent at BAC’s ONE-ON-ONE Festival, as Stan’s Cafe revive the now legendary It’s Your Film, whilst daytimes will be spent rehearsing up Red Shift’s new release – The Invisible Show, which will be playing out to Festival audiences at Latitude and Westival in the coming weeks.

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