When you’re falling… Dive!

You’re falling from an incredible height. You scream, your arms jerking without control, your legs twitching and kicking in the desperate hope to find something that will halt the fall. How did you get here? It’s not fair. When You’re Falling Dive by Cheri Huber is one of the books I keep in my library and I […]


Taking a holiday from yourself

“One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important and that to take a holiday would bring all kinds of disaster. If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.”  [Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness (New York: Liveright Books, […]


Hot stuff and cold meals

It’s 2 am as I’m writing this post. Given that I seem unable to get any sleep I’ve decided to duly fill out our journal with the latest from our tour with the show Brexit. During the last seven days we’ve been pretty much on the road. First, performing in the town of Piacenza (that’s […]


When you feel you can’t carry on – turn around and look behind you

I have to tell you the truth. I can’t take more of this s**t. Today I’m feeling literally exhausted to the point where I’d be happy to throw the towel and quit. Yes. Q-U-I-T. Although it has been a formidable two years with our show ‘Brexit’ I feel mentally overwhelmed. It’s not the acting that […]


How blue is your ocean?

You’re a shark. A hungry mean-looking shark. Like the one below. You are swimming alone in crystal clear blue waters. You’re the only shark there. There’s plenty of fish to feed on. Life is good, after all you’re the meanest killing machine ever devised by nature. You are relaxed, you are happy. When you get […]


In the mouth of the Lyon

We’ve just returned from Lyon where we performed our very first Brexit show of the season. October in Lyon feels more like springtime than fall. Sunshine, 24 degrees outside, such a delightful place to be. This time we have with us Fabrizia, who is starting up this month as an administrative trainee. She came along […]


Ironing clothes with El Cid on my mind – Self motivation is the key

Tomorrow we’re off to Lyon, France. For our first performance of BREXIT. The first performance is always a killer, at least for me it always has been. After almost 100 performances of the same show you tend to take things for granted after a long pause. You lose focus, you get lazy. It’s like cranking […]


The Glory and the Gory

So here we are…ready for a new theatre season with BREXIT and other shows that will follow. As a company we’re on for a tiring 9 months of non-stop touring and I thought it may be useful to fellow artists, or any other person interested in the crazy and delusional world of theatre, to keep […]


BREXIT – You cannot predict the future

As we’re about to stage our second performance here in Brighton I’m writing this final post from an undisclosed location of the city. The day seems to be blessed with a warm summer sun, people are out on the beach or sipping a drink in the many bars scattered along the seafront and I have […]


BREXIT – the 5 ingredients of Populism

We’re finally in Brighton. Today I’ve been walking about flyering a little bit while enjoying the city at the same time. Given that yesterday I woke up at 5 am and didn’t go to bed until 2 am of the following day I’m feeling a bit weak, to say the least. In any case, I’m […]


BREXIT – In England even God speaks English

When I wrote my last post I was killing time in the north of France. Today I’m in the opposite side of the country i.e. in Cannes waiting to enter inside a conference room at the Cannes Film Festival. One wonders what the effects of Brexit will be on cinema, apart from theatre. Who knows, maybe […]


BREXIT – That’s the French Parliament

So….I’m back at the keyboard after a few intense days. Today I’m in France warming up for yet another show which I took to Brighton Fringe in 2016. Indeed these past 3 weeks I’ve been in France quite a lot touching different cities and regions: Tours, Besançon and the small town of Longwy, where I […]


BREXIT at Brighton Fringe – Darth Vader for PM

So here I am on a Wednesday afternoon turning into evening in less than an hour staring blankly at my computer screen. What on earth shall I write about? I ask myself. I mean, let’s face it, in theory I should write about our new show coming to Brighton Fringe at the end of the […]