Sunday, 18 December 2011

I know, I know.
This is silly.

I have lots of excuses for why I haven't written a post in a long time. The main reason is that I have had a major post in my head for a while and I'm waiting for time to sit down and think about it, and also that it will be enhanced and coloured in after I've seen 'Audience' by Ontroerend Goed at Soho Theatre on Tuesday.

I'd also like to write about Berlin, but to be honest, a lot of it was spent meeting up with friends, in bed, having sex, dancing, and sleeping. I don't feel like I experienced Berlin in the same way I was planning to. Not that the Berlin I experienced wasn't amazing. I miss falafel, angry chicken, club mate and vodka, low beds, high ceilings, the cold, the smoky bars, good music.

Where else do you get a fried chicken chain whose tagline is, 'SO SO ANGRY', and whose menu includes 'Angry chicken', 'Friendly chicken', 'Furious chicken' and 'Sexy chicken'?

 Ambrosia of the Gods. Plus vodka. Lots of vodka.

We saw this band at the new club Gretchen in Kreuzberg/Hallesches Tor. They immediately became my sound of November, and this song I have listened to nonstop.

At the club, while my friend was schmoozing with some of his old friends - music types - from the company he used to work for, I went off to the loo, lit myself a cigarette (smoking in clubs is still very novel for me, despite having done it when travelling). I met these two boys from London, chatted with them for ages, went back to dance with them. Then, hoping they thought I'd got lost in the crowd, I worked my way back to where my friend was, and didn't even say goodbye. You always meet people, where ever you are.

Term's ended and I'm starting work experience at a London PR company in London tomorrow.

Lots of good theatrical news lately:

The play I produced, 'The Accrington Pals', has been shortlisted for the International Student Drama Festival 2012. We're one of only 14 plays shortlisted so far, although obviously they'll keep seeing plays up until the March deadline. It means going to the festival in Scarborough in June next year if we get into the final shortlist. And the director and FIVE cast members have been shortlisted for the actor's ensemble! I am so proud of them.

And I got the part of Viola in Twelfth Night next term! Very excited to be doing Shakespeare again, haven't done a Shakespeare for ages.

More to come this week, hopefully. There's a theatrical post in the works. Stay tuned.

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