Archive for: July, 2011

Uncategorized July 31, 2011

REMARKABLE ROOMS

Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  I love plain, uncluttered white rooms, such as this one in the Museum of Modern

Uncategorized July 23, 2011

LET’S FACE IT

Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.                                                                                         

Uncategorized July 18, 2011

SEEKING A NEWER WORLD

                    My purpose holds To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths Of all the western stars, until I die.                               Tennyson, Ulysses I can’t decide whether the Brushes app is a red herring

Uncategorized July 15, 2011

URBAN LAMENT II

This is not the foreshadowed new film, but a pithy sequel to my first good-humoured urban lament, which seemed to strike a chord. Once again filmed covertly on location.

Uncategorized July 11, 2011

IN THE ROUND, PART 2

Thank you for your warm appreciation of last week’s excerpt from my National Theatre Platform in March. Here is another, from the final few minutes: ‘Comedy’, after I had just applied the final brushstrokes. Kathleen and I have a new film ‘in the works’, which we hope to share with you soon.

Uncategorized July 5, 2011

IN THE ROUND

The National Theatre Archive has made available to me a recording of my Platform in March to launch Slim Chances. Two cameras were lurking in the upper reaches of the Cottesloe as I performed ‘in the round’ to a full house. Was it in the attic that I bumped the back of my head? The