09 February 2006
Amazing what you turn up when you're rummaging through your old boxes looking for your birth certificate to send to the benefits people to claim extra maternity allowance (yes, it is like that, and I'm only able to go to all these shows because Dr.Footlights is on such good terms with Dr.Plastic, and I'm a wiz at booking in for the cheapies, and all freebies and concs welcome at this address...).
It's February? 1989, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the Lindsay Rooms, Balliol College Oxford. And that's Nick Caldecott on the right, as Lord Henry. Exhibiting classy prop skills on the left is Rupert Wickham, as Dorian.
My first script, dontcher know. Co-written with Michael Oliva, who directed the show, and borrowed most of his parents' best lamps for the set. Isn't it terrific?