Returning to London

Can’t chat, must pack. Taking a short trip over to London . . . I’m excited because I’ve only ever been in spring/summer, so I’m curious to see it all dressed up for the holidays. Though I think it’s going to rain while I’m there. Where is my umbrella . . . ?

Playwriting Opportunity

The following was sent to me: Want the chance to get your theatre script produced and performed in July 2012? The 24:7 Theatre Festival is looking for new material in the form of 10 plays for any audience and 1 specifically for a family audience. The 24:7 Theatre Festival can provide an important stepping stone…

Cardiff University Seminar: Performance in Place of War

Beacon for Wales Lunchtime Seminar Performance in Place of War – engaging locally and internationally Professor James Thompson, Professor of Applied Theatre and Associate Dean for External Relations, University of Manchester Thursday 8th December, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Glamorgan Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University In Place of War was awarded the THE ‘Excellence and Innovation…

Alas, a Rejection

Got a rejection for a short story today. I’m not terribly surprised; it seems my plays and scripts are more in demand, so I’ve been focusing on those anyway. Still, this was an interesting one: they sent a form letter that has a bunch of tick boxes with things like “Couldn’t suspend my disbelief” and…

What’s In a Name?

I was thinking about how I’ve gone from my given name, which doesn’t even begin with an M, to my nicknames–including the diminutive of my given name, which does begin with M, but also other, unrelated nicknames that coincidentally also begin with M–to simply, well, “M.” It might seem at first that I’ve been reduced…

Teaser Tuesday: Good Omens

We’ve all read this book, I think, but I recently picked it up to read again. It’s been, oh, ten years or so for me, and my husband has a nice little copy in which Neil Gaiman has written on the flyleaf for him to “have a nice doomsday.” So while Teaser Tuesday is usually…

My Doctor Who Movie Plot

Okay, so this is just off the top of my head because of course I’ve had a phone call: “All right, M, what would you do with this?” And I haven’t had any kind of time to really think about it, but . . . We’ll skip Gallifrey for the moment. These things just tend…

Doctor Who Movie Rumors

Okay, so this is something I find interesting: today I received an e-mail from Variety, to which as someone in “the industry” I subscribe. It announced that David Yates–helmer of some of the Harry Potter films–was teaming up with the BBC to do a Doctor Who movie. NOT one that has anything to do with…

Today: The Noughties Blogfest

This is the blogfest in which you list your favorite movies, music, books and so forth for each year from 2000 to 2009. Ah, a bygone era! (Visit Dave for more info.) 2000 This seems like so long ago. It was the year matchbox twenty’s Mad Season came out, and I remember the first time…