28 June 2007

For goodness sake, it's Miniaturists 8

These are the days, my friend, these are the days.

goodnesssake

Nibbles with attitude. A new ruler. A day in A&E with a scratched cornea (I'm bearing up, thanks, but it does smart). And my boy Spike taught me a new song which seemed entirely apt:

Little Nat sat on the wall
Feeling very jolly
Till he had a little fall
Now he's melancholy.


There's nothing like an intimation of mortality to set cats among the flying rats. Scrooge said to Marley, You may be an undigested bit of beef, but in my case the night terrors and acute headaches were the work of a never-seen bit of grit in my right eye. By lunchtime today I was wracked and wrecked with it. Thank Christ for the NHS. Moorfields Eye Hospital, an oasis of professionalism practised with good humour, calmness and civility. Sure I had to wait a bit but hey.

So yours truly, though sporting a half-closed right peeper, is picking up and getting all tingly about the imminent show. I've not had a piece on at Arcola before, yet another reason to be cheerful. And I'm very glad to be working with some of the May Queen company - Mark, Suzanne, Leanne (pictured in rehearsal below). All in all it should be a good'un. So roll up to the Arcola on Sunday for the following:


EMBODIED
by Glyn Cannon
with Charlotte Aspery

KIND OF DARK
by Lance Woodman
directed by Suzanne Bell
with Mark Arends, Raquel Cassidy

FROM BOMBAY TO SANTA FE
by Myself
dir. Lucy Skilbeck
with Leanne Best, Dominic Carter, Stephen Rahman Hughes

REASONS TO SETTLE FOR LESS
by Nancy Harris
dir. Elgiva Field
with Laura-Kate Frances, Charlotte Gittins, Sarah Ogley

MATCH PLAY
by Frederic Blanchette
translated by Christopher Campbell
dir. Lucy Skilbeck
with Gareth John Bale, Benedict Sandiford, Robin Weaver.


leanne

ARCOLA Studio 1, 5pm and 8pm July 1st.

Book tickets (£9 / £7 concessions) at arcolatheatre.com or on 0207 503 1646.

2 comments:

Ovagirl said...

Crikey sbs! Miniaturists are unstoppable!! congrats to all and a friendly punch to "Two Plays Skilbeck". Chookas for last night (our time)
vxx

sbs said...

Cheers oh gee! Skills by name...

x