A quick update: here’s what I have been up to for the past few weeks.
As you know, I played Mary Boleyn and Elizabeth Barton In The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey. Here are a couple more shots from that showing me as Mary Boleyn and a similar painting of her:
After the show had finished, we celebrated with some champagne and went off to London to see Bach and Vivaldi played in St Martin-in-the Fields. It was beautiful! We also took the opportunity to take a tour of the Houses of Parliament, which was fascinating, and brilliant to stand in the House of Commons and House of Lords. I imagined Churchill making his speeches.
The final events for that weekend were topped off with Karaoke near Kings Cross, and The London Dungeon, which was terrifyingly funny and well worth a visit!
Somewhere in between a certain King was crowned. I did give it a watch, making me part of the historical occasion, and also to hear Zadock The Priest played for the anointment. I can’t miss out on great music! I had a suspicious bright purple drink and collected a tin. a tea-towel and a plate. Then one of my stories was acted out on the radio!
You can hear me very soon on York radio, which has been kind enough to be making a superb job towards showcasing my work. But in the meantime I am tying up loose ends, doing a bit of writing, preparing students for exams and getting ready to take a short break before I am back on stage. I am also hoping to get my next books out before 2024.
I suffered from a bit of illness due to burn out, but I am back on my feet and ready to roll again! I won’t be away for long, but I will certainly bring to you my take on Liverpool, Kendall and Edinburgh shortly.
To be continued…