‘Keep On Moving’ – Soul II Soul
‘GROOVE-O!’ yelled Ritcherd.
I’m so tired; too tired and hot to stay long, diary, but today has been quite good.
Work on THE CHINESE PLAY progressed with tape voice-overs being recorded. They weren’t too effective, so a live/mic voice-over system will be used on the night, I think. Tracey has made progress on the performance of ‘Fever’. Marco is organising photo-shoots + video recording for both evenings. All the actors were assembled today for some very excellent work. I was all over the place today, so made them do runs, but the bits I worked on closely impressed me greatly.
Actors worthy of commendation today: Jonny Badcock, Gemma Winchester, Emma Goddard and Donna Davidson.
I left Donna + Jonny in charge of various scenes this afternoon + even if I don’t like their work and change it, at least all those involved will be familiar with the basics of each scene.
Why did I leave them?
I had to go to the offices of the Lynn News & Advertiser for an interview. Very extensive. And good fun. As well as this I was the subject of a photo session for the paper.
A day of progress. And heat.
‘Indirect Enquiries’ – Wire
I would have voted in the local elections, but the more I considered my options, the more I realised they were divided, so I abstained. I really don’t know enough, and I seem to be more left-wing than right-wing, but Thatcher will have done ten years this year. Just from the basic perspective of ‘standard of living’, I know my own life has been better in the great ‘80s than it was in the jyppo ‘70s. On that score, economically, the Conservatives seem to have done a good job. But Labour have my heart, I think. They will keep the NHS, avoid student loans and scrap the Poll Tax. But will our family do better under Tory economics, I wonder? Our family income is small business based. And maybe if I were to start my own business in future, would I be better served by a Conservative govt? Or Labour? The Libs seem not quite clever or strong enough to become government. I think perhaps the economy and the environment are my chief concerns, politically. At the moment, I’d favour a Green government. But my allegiances are not yet settled, so I didn’t vote. I’m not sure I’m happy with that decision, though. I need to find out more.
Emma + I were very close today + she’s really ever-so high in my list of great people. I tried to ring her tonite but I kept getting the wrong number. I really like her.
Oh, THE CHINESE PLAY had a column in the Eastern Daily Press today. Not bad, eh?
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