29/11/07

Well, the realities of life on tour rolled on and I haven’t made any more blog entries while on tour. I did, however, take part in a couple of video interviews with Christian. Christian is going to edit together some of the interviews into a video commentary - a sort of “making of” Gilgamesh. Anyway, in the mean time here are my thoughts on the remainder of the tour, composed from the comfort of Melbourne.

The London run ended well with close to capacity houses for many of the nights. What a change from my last show in Melbourne, a piece at the Abbotsford Gallery called “In Other Words”. During IOW, we received a very positive review in The Age, yet that same night our audience was a grand total of 6 people. Theatre is about communication with the audience, and it can not exist without an audience – one of the main difference between it and film. I love intimate theatre, but I don’t appreciate struggling to pull people to a show I think deserves better! It’s hard not to make unfavourable comparisons between England and Australia about appreciation of the arts…