Hi all,

Hope you are all keeping well? I think the pandemic has been a huge shock for everyone, none more so then those of you in the creative arts and particularly those whose payments fall into the category of being self-employed. So, very glad that Government did the right thing as its all too easy for them to get tied up in knots and payments get lost in the process.

As a few of you may know, I was due to rehearse and direct a friend’s play in a few months time but he learnt yesterday that his Arts Council grant and everyone elses (including mine) are now being placed on hold as they redirect money to help fund theatres, staff, workshops etc. Which makes perfect sense under the circumstances.That said, I do think that when we come out of this period of self-isolation, people will definitely want to be entertained and  – if I was to hazard a guess – I think comedy farce will be the order of the day….so those of you who are writers, be ready.

With this in mind, I would like to extend to the first five of you who are interested in writing a farce (and have been part of a Leo Michael production), the opportunity of me mentoring you in this endeavour – by that I mean my (free) services to chat with you, read your work, feedback and advise. So any of you are interested drop me an email or text and we’ll take it from there.

Lastly, as some of you will know my radio pilot of Tied to the Vicarage is nearing completion. Thank you to Miranda and others who have offered to read through it. I hope to have it with you in the next hour or so. Blessings, Bob