January 12th 2020

And a happy new year to everyone. No sign of any work yet – yikes, but I have started rehearsing Jeeves and Wooster, which is probably going to be the most complex piece I have ever staged. It’s working on so many levels – I hope the audience can keep up. We had a full ukulele band with us today which sounded glorious. It may be complex to stage but not as complex as the film 1917, which apart from being a superb film, demonstrates my idea that in any piece of art we are always aware of the technique, and this single shot is unavoidable, but is certainly not just used as a trick. the tension is unbearable, but we are also aware of ‘how the hell did they do that?’