We were back in Buxton to perform Patchwork Lives at Portland Nursing Home on Thursday. They’re one of the Buxton Fringe Community Links, and this was the second performance we’ve given as part of this programme.
The drive took two hours there and back, which was pretty exhausting, and it was challenging setting up in a much smaller performance space than usual, but it was worth it. The audience was wonderful, and extremely appreciative. The songs were particularly well-received, and we loved the fact that some of the stories drew lovely comments from those watching.
The first draft of Saving Declan Clare is almost ready, and we have some fantastic actors taking part in the workshop and sharing at the beginning of September. There’s a theme of film-making in the piece, and I’m really looking forward to filming some of the extracts we see of Declan’s work. That’ll be later though. First, the sharing…
Best wishes to The Gramophones, whose new play The Smallest Light I saw last week just before it goes to Edinburgh. I really enjoyed the passion of the piece, which is about protest. Catch it at the Fringe if you get the chance.