Showing posts from 2015

The Making of Love 2.0...

The Making of 'Love 2.0' - a 3 year journey of silliness  This is a blog I wrote for Sleeping Warrior's Blog Page, but I thought that it should be here as well, there is a link at the bottom that takes you to the online programme that I created for the piece. The show is currently touring Scotland, we've just got our first review through which you can read here.

***SPOILERS ALERT*** Before I go any further I should say that this blog contains a number of spoilers, so if you are currently sitting in a theatre waiting for the show to start, or checking it out before you've seen it in the flesh, then you may want to save this link and have a wee look post show!

In the Beginning The genesis of the show is one based on pure circumstance. In 2012 I was asked by my friend, who was an acting student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, if I would be interested in working on devising a piece of theatre for a couple of weeks with some fellow students. They had electives …

Starting 'Love 2.0'...again

It has been some journey, taking over three years in total (see here and here) but we started rehearsals for my comedy 'Love 2.0' last week. It is going on tour all over Scotland and I'm really excited to share it with a wider audience. You can get the tour details here.

We spent a chunk of our first day rehearsing by making this wee trailer:

It is a co-production between my company - Sleeping Warrior - and the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock. The set arrives in a couple of days (designed by Kirsty McCabe). It's going to be a really exciting time and we can't wait to get the show up and running and in front of audiences.

Making A Show for 3-6 Year Olds

I have spent the last wee while making my show 'Eric the Elf's Chaotic Christmas' for the Citizens Theatre and it finished it run at the end of December. I'm finally getting round to writing a wee bit about the creation of this Christmas show for 3-6 year olds. I was responsible for writing and directing the play as well as composing the music.

I have made scores of plays with young people and I was composer and assistant director for Bauble Trouble in the same space last year, but this was my first time making a show from scratch for this age group. I thought it may be of interest to write about it's creation, both to visitors to this blog (I checked and it's had 23 odd thousand views... which is a surprising and also slightly terrifying statistic) and to the future me.

The Treatment
The first thing was to create a treatment (you can have a look at that here). This was a page that basically outlined my story. I am always aware that the story will change in…