I had a bit of a disaster with the screen I use for my A-Team act, as it broke on the journey, and the screen nearly fell over part way through my act. I managed to just about rescue it, but I wasn't as happy with the performance as I could have been.
It was a terrific night though, and I was lucky enough to stay with Stephanie Bowry, who is writing a PHD thesis of Cabinets of Curiosity. I have seen them used in performance before, and it struck me that the idea of a 'cabinet' would make an ideal concept for a show.
I'm having to fix and/or replace a great number of props and costumes this month, they take such a battering being transported to and from gigs, and set up in tiny dressing rooms, and being hurridley packed up to take home or to my overnight accomodation again. I have a huge list to get through!
I'm looking forward to the Thames Festival Carnival this weekend. Having been to the Carnaval in Rio in 2005 and danced samba religiously at University, it always makes me nostalgic.
I'm also in meetings for the Original Army Cabaret Resisdency that is happening in the Broadway Theatre in Barking at the end of this month.
I'll be performing two acts a night, and will probably rotate so that I perform all seven of my acts over the week.
Lots of pictures next week - promise!