One Little Word
One Little Word is out on tour again. This time M6 are taking it out on a national tour. It is being performed by Eve Robertson and Luke Walker.
It has just received a 5 star review (click here)
For details of the tour click on:
Have started to think about White, the new baby show I will be working on. At the New Vic the room I do the show in is separated by curtains and many of the children really enjoy them. A small boy loved turning in them the other day. A lot have enjoyed pushing them and the shapes they have created on the opposite side from them have been great
I like the idea that you might be able to see through them at some point and had also been thinking about net curtain. Covered but seen. In but out. For a baby could be quite fascinating. Pretty horrible for us though...
Yesterday, Rob and I had a day off so we got out of Manhattan for a few hours and went to a place called Dia:Beacon. It's about an hour outside New York and is a gallery for large scale contemporary art works, many of which are amazing.
What was fascinating was that there were a small group of children, aged 1-4, who were also enjoying the works. Particularly one of four huge pieces by Richard Serra. It was collosal. It dwarfed the children...in fact it dwarfed everything. It was a huge piece of rusted metal wall. It was dark and shadowy yet the children were happily enjoying the space. Made me think about conventional materials for very small children. Thought it was interesting that the size and substance wouldn't be most peoples idea of what a toddler would enjoy, but this group were and suspect they are not unusual in that.
"What interests me is the opportunity for all of us to become something different from what we are, by constructing spaces that contribute something to the experience of who we are." - Richard Serra
You can see a couple of images of Richard Serra's works on their website:
New York reviews of My House
My House has been reviewed while in New York:
Scottish Children's Theatre
Today was a seminar day at the New Victory focusing on Scottish Children's Theatre. It was great. Not least because it was a reminder how far the sector in Scotland has developed in the last 20 years. Quite amazing really.
For the Best
For the Best has been nominated for a TMA Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. It was directed by Mark Storor and produced by Anna Ledgard at the Unicorn Theatre in June 2009. It told the stories of children attending the hospital school on the Dialysis Unit of the Evelina Children's Hospital.
Cast of For the Best: Keli Brown, Gary Bates, Michael Lyle, Kate Hart, Erika Poole and me.
Photograph by Andrew Whittuck.