Winter can be a quiet time of year for us creatives, or it can be delightfully busy and I am very relieved to say I have managed to keep myself rather occupied over this winter!
Starting with a beautiful show in December, I had the pleasure of working with Hoodwink Theatre on 'A Winter's Trail' which was truly magical. A promenade performance in Salisbury Cathedral, after dark, following the winter memories of my character, Jean. The space was used so well, including starting out in the cloisters, where I got to swing on a swing hanging from a huge tree! The audience got involved in some classic winter memories doing arts and crafts as well as lying in the 'snow' and singing around the piano. It was just lovely and I wished it could run for three weeks, not three nights.
Following that I have had the honour of performing as Young Eva in 'And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the world of Anne Frank'. Eva Schloss' incredible story of survival through the holocaust is depicted in this multi-media play, including filmed interviews with her and another holocaust survivor, Ed Silverberg. It's been an emotional journey but one I've thoroughly enjoyed with a lovely cast of just 4.
So, as usual, who knows what the rest of the year holds.. but as spring boldly approaches I am very excited to find out! Watch this space.