1 November 2006

Pinch punch first of the month...

Well the play is now dimly distantly past and I struggle to pull myself out of the momentumless gloom brought on by the abrupt withdrawal of adrenalin and luvvie adulation. It's a sad reflection of my character, nature and big head (or maybe just the fact that I'm such a great actor), but I think it's the absence of people saying, and me nightly giving them reason to say, that I'm so great and very Irish that has caused this gloom more than all the other reasons. Whatever, gloom descends. Unless I'm getting drunk with my fellow luvvies and finding reason and cause to crow-bar in segments of the script. "B'jaysus, he must be comin via the friggin alps then!". "I mean, what is she, a friggin cowboy or something?" Like that - no reason to say them but crow-barred them in nevertheless.

Anyway, I had a wonderful part in a wonderful play and together we produced a very good show that everybody enjoyed, even if they felt a little depressed and teary by the time we took our bows. Too soon it was all over and there's nothing to show except posters, liver damage, memories. Oh, and this - a cartoon of Joe and Georgie by the very talented illustrator, best and calmest ever backstage person and good friend Kate. I'll do some new drawing here as soon as I remember how to use my dip-pens and imagination.

5 comments:

Inconsequential said...

:)

Dick said...

Wish I'd seen it.

Dem said...

I wish you'd all seen it! The only slight downside (and I suppose I'm calling it 'slight' because I'm not treasurer of Network or the Irish Festival and in fact live on a mental plane - you should see it loop the loop, really mental! - where money doesn't in fact exist and the currency is clouds and ideas-dust - anyway, as I was saying, the only slight downside to the whole thing were disappointing ticket sales. We had just large enough, warm, appreciative audiences for every show but we sold that place out twice with Jean Anouilh's Antigone back in February and that's a dire spectacle compared to this. Never mind, there's a slight chance we can take it to the Manchester Irish Festival next March if we get funding so you can all come see it then...

Doe said...

It's great to finally have you in Finland! XXXXX

Dem said...

...and it's great to finally be here! Especially the sauna and snow!