SELFIES

My latest project is a series of one- or two-hander mini-musicals, each one telling someone’s personal story. A receptionist’s first ever singing lesson; a blogger whose life-coaching has unexpected consequences; a hotel guest who’s checked in with no plans to check out again … every character has a tale to tell, and all those tales are linked, somehow, to the others. The first selfie introduces us to Melody Smart, who finds her encounter with a singing teacher unexpectedly traumatic. ‘Melody’ has her first outing at the Old Fire Station’s Crisis Café in Oxford on 27th April 2019—tickets from www.oldfirestation.org.uk, followed by shows at the city’s Jam Factory on 9 June and the Jericho Tavern on 23 June—tickets from www.ticketsoxford.com—and at Ross-on-Wye’s Phoenix Theatre on 21 September (watch this space for details). Next in line will be Lady M, a blogger whose vicarious ambitions get out of hand …

Rehearsal shot of Guy Brigg as Evangeline Gibson in ‘Melody’