by Jez Bond
I spent the day helping a great friend of mine, playwright Brenda Gottsche, with her latest production 'Sleeping Dogs'. The play tells the story of a man who has led a double life of sorts and whose family is coming to terms with the revelation. I have known Brenda since I directed a production of The Fulham Jesus, her first play at Barons Court Theatre (and subsequently worked on three further productions with her there and at the Old Red Lion).
Today I helped the team by providing audio recording and editing facilities (my sideline) - as some of the play is set in a radio studio and some of the callers will be pre-recorded. A fun day, therefore, with a lovely mix of actors and creative team dropping in throughout the day.
Sleeping Dogs will be playing at the intimate Baron's Court Theatre from 1st February. Apparently the pub upstairs have refurbished and the food's good. We're going to make a night of it!