Fyse's Floating Face

Contains much that is apocryphal, or at least wildly innacurate…

Category: from the field

The Golden Age…

A long time ago in a town 184 miles away (according to Google)…. The central colleges of Cambridge University are old, some with buildings dating back more than 600 years. Golden stone, soaring arches, ancient cobbles, buttresses flying all over the place. Anyone in search of views unchanged in centuries will not be disappointed, and […]

Inter-city oven…

The Easter weekend approaches, with promise of chocolate, extreme sloth and copious home-cooked culinary delight. Fyse is traveling down to Devon for a few days with family and so experiencing once again the joy of the British railway. The sun beats down on the train as it slogs through the verdant countryside. Every seat is […]

Halfway home…

My summer of gross self indulgence is nearly ended, and I’m now on my way home. I say ‘on my way’ rather than ‘at’ since the massive tidying session I stayed to help with took so long it became too late to get home tonight. I could theoretically have got the train and arrived around […]

Royal Mile Freak Show…

I’ve got 10 mins of internet time left, so I’ll have to make this quick. I’m still in Edinburgh, still performing every day at 17.30, and still to audiences on the small side of tiny. Actually I exaggerate slightly, since things could be very much worse (we haven’t been down into single figures since the […]

The Night of a Thousand Jay Ashtons…

Unfortunately something went rather wrong with my posting via email, so this never appeared on the site. I’m in an internet cafe, so will post it properly, but the information is rather old now. (The date and time of posting are correct, however.) ‘The Night of a Thousand Jay Ashtons’. That’s the name of a […]

An audience of fringe proportions…

Again there has been too long a gap between updates, and way too much to catch up on now. We’re three performances into the run, and in general things have been going well, but with minimal audiences. We got a true taste of the Fringe on our first night, performing to a house of only […]

Up in the ‘Burgh…

My plan for frequent, shorter updates has already fallen by the wayside, leaving me with so much I should have said but now can’t quite find the time for. The last couple of weeks have been insanely hectic, with up to 10 hours of rehearsal a day, and there’s been precious little time to stop […]

Contains no spoilers…

I actually finished the new Harry Potter on Monday night, but that still put me behind several of the rest of the cast. Needless to say I thoroughly enjoyed it, and was kept guessing until the very end, but I’d better not say anymore than that for fear of spoiling it for any of you. […]

The start of Something Big…

My summer of furious thespian activity has now officially begun, and I am back in Cambridge ready to start rehearsals tomorrow morning. This evening was spent making vague acquaintance with the other members of the cast, aided of course by alcohol and pizza. The weeks ahead consist of a fortnights rehearsal before a long train […]

Moblogging. Now there’s no escape…

I’m still working on getting posting via email working properly, and it’s proving bloody tricky. This time I’m experimenting with posting multiple photos in a single post, and I figure I might just leave this one up, rather than delete it straight away like the others. I thought I’d send a couple of the half-way […]