“The Final Act”

“I hadn’t done any acting since A level drama, but I’d heard about the open auditions for the play Quills through a friend. I arrived out of breath at the Globe in Topsham – having first gone to the Globe in Exeter I had to race across town to get where I was supposed to be. To my surprise I got the part of the tortured priest, the Abbe de Coulmier. Continue reading “The Final Act”

“Dancing Back to Me”

“I didn’t know that missing home could be so painful. I was eighteen when I moved to London. I had a boyfriend and friends there, but my first year at the London Contemporary Dance School was a struggle. I’d been dancing my whole life. It was what I dreamt of doing and trained so hard for, but the competitive element was intense. I found that … Continue reading “Dancing Back to Me”

“An Unexpected Arrival”

“The lockdown had started. Lou was very close. During the sweep the midwife had said that the baby would probably come during the weekend. We went home and had a pretty normal evening. I did a bit of gardening, had tea and went to bed. I’m not going to lie, I was a bit worried about not being able to attend the delivery because of … Continue reading “An Unexpected Arrival”