At teatime last Thursday I received the first copies of my book, Slim Chances.
This morning I go to the National Theatre, the Cottesloe, to see the set of a new play called The Holy Rosenbergs, which will be in situ on the stage when I do my book-launch Platform on the 23rd. Apparently the set, surrounded on four sides by the audience, is a of a middle-class kitchen in North London, the very setting in which I wrote a lot of the book: I thought of making a naturalistic entrance with a bag of shopping from Waitrose.
|A sneak preview inside|
The people of Japan are in all our thoughts at this incomprehensibly catastrophic time for their country.
|Myself as Feste and Emily as Viola. |
Photo by Chris Arthur
The video ends with a sound recording I made of a young Japanese student who recited for us Puck’s epilogue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.