Amidst revising for my May exams (hello second year of university, who invited you and how on earth did you get here?) I’ve been procrastinating, typically, by eating my body weight in easter eggs and memorising the words to every single song from Hamilton, despite the fact that my chances of seeing the show are smaller than my ever-diminishing concentration. I’m actually blogging instead of revising. But I suppose that doesn’t surprise you. Who needs to know about Restoration theatre anyway?
Me. Definitely me. Or else I’m gonna fail.
SO, what have I been up to in the past year? (My commitment to online ventures clearly hasn’t strengthened any and for that I am SORRY.)
During second term of my second year my best friend and I wrote and directed a play (a real, actual one with tech and an audience and everything). After two sellout performances with much of the feedback being ‘THIS COULD GENUINELY BE A TV SHOW’ we’ve decided we reallllly don’t want to let it go, so we’re looking into other opportunities to send it off to various places. I’ll keep you posted. Maybe we’ll take it to a festival next year. That’d be fun.
Talking of festivals (effortless segue-way Katherine, your writing is flawless) as it transpires I’ll be playing the role of Emily in Hayley Squires’ Vera Vera Vera at the Edinburgh Fringe from the 19th-27th August. I am potentially the most excited I’ve ever been to perform a play, as although Emily is an MDMA-taking depressive cynic (truly, a joy) it will be my first time going to the Fringe – somewhere I’ve wanted to go for AGES. By performing there I’ll be ticking something off my bucket list. Why is it called a bucket list? Is it because when you die you kick the bucket and everything in your bucket that you intended to do but didn’t falls out? Or am I reading too much into this?
Talking of READING (oh Katherine, you are just on fire today), I’m going to attempt to read more books for pleasure in the coming weeks. I finished Jack Kerouac’s Maggie Cassidy yesterday and I’m embarking on another book as soon as possible in order to aid further procrastination. I am contemplating whether to start writing informal book review posts. These will be by no means objective or professional but I realised I have many opinions on many things, and since books are one of my favourite things it makes sense to actually utilise these opinions. Or at least write them down.
So long story short, I’m going to start writing mini book reviews on here. Won’t that be FUN for everyone? Right? Right? … Guys?