So along with my declared New Year’s Resolution to see at least one piece of theatre in Scotland every two weeks, I will also try wherever I can to say “yes” to the unexpected.
By chance of the calendar, I’ve seen five solo shows back to back, and they all offered me different insights into the art of this truly difficult theatrical form, and the nature of life, loss, theatre and love of self.
Helping people – particularly theatremakers – set goals is my job. No, it isn’t…My job is helping people, including myself, achieve desires (to use David Whyte’s preferred word), ambitions or goals.
Today is my final day at the Festival this year and I have had the chance to see the sell-out Greater Belfast at the Traverse – a poetic storytelling music gig which reminded me of Stu and his work at the Public Theatre, and a little of the sound speech patterns of the Adam Cook’s London Road.
Mairi Campbell’s new show Pulse opens Friday 12 June 2015 at North Edinburgh Arts telling the story of her musical coming of age – beginning with an indictment of a classical music education which she felt stifled her creativity. Jackie Kemp met her…