And May’s over, it was a busy month what with the Crowdfunding campaign for my play Scenes from 68* Years – you can read about that in previous posts if you are interested. Looking over my list its basically all telly and films with four play outings thrown in…
The plays all offered something unusual – one a water-filled set (Deluge at Hampstead), another the history of the Armenian Genocide (I Wish to Die Singing at the Finborough), Write Now the chance to visit my local theatre the Brockley Jack at last (to my shame I’d never been – it’s delightful) and the last a hilarious one woman piece by my old friend Olivia Poulet (Product). Very happy to have seen them all.
As you will see I spent most of the early part of the month gorging myself on Mad Men (I got a month’s free Amazon prime membership and managed to squeeze in the first two seasons… it’s brilliant as you probably already know) and the last few days catching up with The Game on iPlayer, a BBC One spy drama to rival any Le Carre – in fact it’s better because it doesn’t take itself quite so seriously and there are a few laughs and a ton of excellent performances.
Here’s the full list (as usual the key is at the bottom):
1 May - Good Wife 5 May - Deluge (Hampstead Theatre) 7 May - Mad Men x2 8 May - I wish to die singing (Finborough) 8 May - Mad Men 9 May - Philomena 10 May - Write Now 11 May - Product (Arcola) 12 May - MadMen 17 May - Good Wife 17 May - MadMen 20 May - MadMen 21 May - MadMen 21 May - Good Wife 26 May - Mad Men 27 May - Episodes 27 May - Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell 29 May - The Game 29 May - Alpha Papa 30 May - The Good Wife 31 May - The Game
Key: live performances (including music and theatre), telly dramas, books, films, RADIO DRAMA, art exhibitions