Well, the show opens tomorrow night and after weeks of the usual highs and lows, I’m actually looking forward to seeing what people make of this. It has been a new experience for me to be in the driving seat from start to finish – previously I’ve had concepts (as with the show about three disabled drag queens called ‘Heelz n Wheelz’ or the National Theatre of Scotland’s ‘Girl X’) but then handed over the reigns to another writer and/or director. In those processes, my original idea and what actually ended up on stage were substantially different. This might not have been a bad thing, but it was a tiny bit frustrating to have a vision but never see that show being realised.
This show, Spasms, feels like it’s mine – some folk will like it, some will not, but I can say it’s the piece that I wanted to create. To be enabled to say exactly what I want is a massive privilege – I hope I’ve used it well.
From next week I really hope to see other parts of the Behaviour festival but for now, here’s another photo – see you on the other side!