Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year...

We had a funny old day on December 30. You'll remember the date - it was the day of Saddam's hanging. Feeling the need to get away from such eye-for-an-eye-style horror we headed to the York Dungeon* for a bit of a laugh. And, just to add a nice symmetry to the day, we ended our visit by watching a re-enactment of Dick Turpin's public execution, which took place after he got collared for killing 148 Shias in Dujail nicking horses. We were encouraged to boo and cheer and jeer like a wild, crazy, baying crowd desperate for justice. And justice is what we got. Don't we all feel happy now?

So, 2007 is upon us. Happy New Year everyone. New Year's resolution? Why, to make some excessive amounts of money. Quite a flurry of activity is just around the corner and I will, in the interests of getting something done, be locking myself away throughout January and February to work on the plays, only letting myself out to make boring, extremely lengthy, blog entries about the creative process. Sully's back in May so April will involve me showing my face in rehearsals, just once or twice, to sit at the back feeling useless or, occasionally, being unable to answer questions from actors without sounding like an incoherent babbling fool with no idea what his own play is about. Bring it on!

*The admission charge for the York Dungeon, Dick Turpin would be pleased to know, could well be described as daylight robbery. But who are we to complain? We had free tickets.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading your "...boring, extremely lengthy, blog entries about the creative process..." though your blog is enlivening to the eye & I'm sure your future posts are anything but the way in which you have described them.
Happy new year and here's wishing you all the best in the interest of your playwriting.