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 show I saw the other night, and it has to go down as one of the more bizarre things I’ve ever seen. Described as a drag-queen lip-sync musical, it did exactly what it said on the tin. It was basically the same joke for the whole hour, but it was very funny in parts. Funny and not a little disturbing.
Since I last wrote our audiences picked up quite well, peaking briefly at over thirty, but have dropped away again now. Yesterday we had six, and they were the most comatose audience ever. They didn’t even clap after songs, let alone laugh at anything at all. It was grim.
The big news to impart is that my plans for house sharing next year have fallen through, leaving me stuck on a college corridor again. I’d heard nothing from my rather useless friend in ages, until she texted one morning to say that her friend had found a three bedroom place that was too good to turn down. I’m pretty bloody disappointed really, but I guess there’s nothing to be done now. At least it’ll be cheaper living on main site.
Life in Edinburgh has settled into a routine now, involving seeing about three shows a day as well as performing our own. I really must break this comfortable cycle though, going out to find gainful employment of some sort. I have no idea what form this could take, but finances dictate I attempt to find something. A project for later today, I think.
PS Thanks for the comments on previous posts. I can’t reply to them individually, but they are as appreciated as ever.