It’s less than a week before rehearsals start for my play ‘According to Claudia’ – and I can hardly wait. At the moment, it looks like I’ll be assistant director to my wife Caroline – which probably means I’ll be making tea and coffee for the cast.
Meanwhile, I’ve been busy working on my next stage play, provisionally entitled ‘Wedded Blitz’ about a novelist suffering from writer’s block whose second marriage is about to hit the rocks as he hits the bottle. The first draft is now complete – so I’ll give it the acid test i.e. let Caroline read it. If she likes it enough I’ll be arranging for some of Newport Playgoers’ finest to get together for a reading – and looking forward to their invaluable feedback.
It started off almost as a comedy but got darker and darker as it went along. There’s a brief extract from an early scene here.