Yes, it is true. We are moving back to our beloved, University town, Exeter. We’ve never lived there as…ADULTS!
So why? What’s happening? Is it just that we need to be closer to our rehearsal space? Have we missed the cider and the world’s second biggest Weatherspoon’s (The Imperial)?
NO (well yes, technically – but additionally).
We are to be the Bike Shed Theatre’s Graduate Company. We will be spending the next year in residence at the Bike Shed, developing our new show and gaining professional support for the future of In Bed With My Brother. We are very, very, extremely, utterly thrilled. Not only does this mean we have the time and space to make the next show, and the advice from the excellent Chloe Whipple. It also means we get to live together!
We have just placed a deposit on a flat, which we are so excited about – it will become IBWMB HQ. And will host great creative discussions and ground-breaking thin...
After a solid ten months working on Twinkle Toes, it’s time that she climbed onto the In Bed With My Brother shelf, and was stored till later notice. We have not finished with Twinkle Toes, oh no. But have found ourselves in a good place with her – like a best friend; we know her through and through, have struggled sometimes to make her better but now we know she’ll be alright without us for while.
So what? Well we’ve come to Sidmouth (if you don’t know Devon – it’s an incredibly beautiful town on the Jurassic cost and the beach is….oh god so good) and we’re thinking. About what we’ve done and what we want to do next.
Reflecting on Twinkle Toes, often feels odd. It seems the show never stayed still enough for us to grasp what it was - then, now, later. Not that changing, tweeking and altering the show is a bad thing, for us it has proved extremely worthwhile. From a disused toilet, to a set one-woman narrative in London, to Brighton with a whole new soundtrack featuring Nora and Do...