I am still in London and plan to return to the US at the beginning of next month. It has been a busy and fruitful time here this time…two movies made back to back, work done of the development of another one, this one my own, Streaming is giving all sorts of opportunities to those, who want to make their own independent features, if you’ve got the stamina for it. My feature “New Chilling Tales -The Anthology” is still on Amazon.com, which is wonderful. It first went up in 2019,….I am delighted and it is now also on Tubi and YouTube.
Live theatre is slowly opening up again in London and I went twice last week. Both performances were full. I am so pleased for all of us – the audience and very much for those who have seen their livelihoods come to a grinding halt with Covid.
First was the hot ticket “The Ocean at the End of the Lane“, taken from the book by Neil Gaiman. It’s a charming coming of age story, full of fantasy and magic, wicked stepmothers and more. It is so loaded with amazing staging and the kind of special effects, you normally see on the screen, that it was quite dazzling and almost overwhelming. It was lovely to be out and in a live theatre again and an extra pleasure to go with old pal, Jeremy James Taylor OBE, who founded the National Youth Music Theatre and is as passionate about theatre as anyone I know!
The other visit was to see a wonderful, clever, witty play “The Shark is Broken“, written by Ian Shaw, son of Robert Shaw – (Ian is the spitting image of his father) – about the long, often agonising shoot on location of the film “Jaws”, in which Robert Shaw starred. Would love to share a picture of the original “Jaws” with you, but everything is copyrighted now! “The Shark is Broken” is highly recommended by me.