Very honoured to have been asked to perform the comedy monologue ‘Zumba’ on March 20th, as part of the ‘Conquer Stroke New Writing Night’ at the Y Theatre in Leicester, organised by Leicester writer Keith Large. The night will consist of various pieces of new writing; short plays, monologues, some short sketches, a short story and a poem, featuring mainly Leicester-based writers, plus Brighton writer Steven Lancefield. Keith and I met with one of the directors, Clare Devine, at the Y Theatre yesterday to record a short interview about the event with Graham Wright for Radio Leicester, so hopefully the turn out will be good and we will raise lots of money for The Stroke Association. I’m really looking forward to it – love an excuse to get a good wig on 😉
Filmed the Oxfam Commercial for their ‘Dressed By The Kids Day’ today – hugely enjoyable. A lovely comedic theme, with a bit of a ‘reveal’ moment. As the title suggests, on 29th April participants will be going about their business in whatever attire their kids have decided they should wear! – all for charity, of course. The ad will be aired from March 21st so keep your eyes peeled. I play the part of ‘mum’ – looking like a bit of a fairy – complete with wings, a tutu and deely-boppers (brought back excellent memories of the ’80s). We also did a stills shoot so there should be posters & adverts in papers etc – and my mug may even appear on the packaging!