Went for a meal with my family tonight and apparently my grandma used to dress me in a blue jumper with a white shirt popping out when I was about 3 years old. Thanks for instilling a tremendous fashion sense, Kathleen!
Here’s some photos of me at work over the festive period. Featuring Heather!
My friend Jamie and I the night before his wedding last month. Looks like we’ve been in the sun all day, but we were in rainy Glasgow…
Some photos of my holiday in Morocco last month! Spent over 2 weeks visiting family for the first time in 7 years. Glorious weather. So rewarding to learn all about my family members and just spend time with them. Determined to go back at least once a year and finally become fluent in French.
Had a work night out last Thursday. Severely disappointed in some people after the “dress smart” instructions on the invite. I don’t take those words lightly! Fun night though outside of being engulfed by sambuca at one point.
My friend Jamie and I in London last night.
Photoshoot for a hypothetical broadband advert. Time for me to upgrade to fiber optic, I guess.
We actually set off the fire alarm despite arranging to have the alarm in the room turned off by security!
Some production shots from me performing in Lifting the Mask. It’s a play that my two classmates and I developed for a year, bringing in our friend and playwright Cameron Forbes to solidify and amalgamate our ideas in January. It explores the origins and impact of our perceptions in society while providing a commentary on homophobia, whoreaphobia, racism, terrorism, Islamaphobia, sexism and several other social injustices.
These were taken back in May at our Preview Performance which was done in order to be assessed on it for uni. We eventually performed it last month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the full month with an extended script and a proper set! We wanted to get seating that you’d find on a train station platform (as it’s mainly set in a train station and the majority of the plot is all about traveling) but we had to make it ourselves due to budget constraints and couldn’t get it done in time for May. Essays and rehearsing take up a lot of time. We hope to re-write the script and extend it even more to perform it again next year in certain locations.
You can read two lovely, kind and positive reviews of the play here and here.
Some production shots from March of me performing in Fear and Misery of the Third Reich by Bertolt Brecht. I was in three scenes - The Chalk X, The Sermon on the Mount and The Spy. This was one of my big four year assessments at uni, I loved deeply researching the history of that era.
Was interesting to go to the hairdressers and ask for a Nazi haircut, ha. I love my justification for the ridiculously oversized jacket - the Nazi regime has left myproletariat self considerably malnourished. And the mustache did not last very long after the final performance.
So I’ve probably reached the pinnacle of my success as an actor having appeared last week in my local newspaper in Scotland, The Ayrshire Post. It’s an article about me performing in Lifting the Mask at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last month.
Now when do I get to star on a z-list celebrity reality show?
I hosted a Mad Men party at my flat last week! Did the same thing last August where I went as a young Bert Cooper carrying around Ayn Rand books, drinking whisky, not chewing gum and making everyone take off their shoes before entering my bedroom.
This year was much less planned. Was gonna wear a sweater vest I got from a vintage shop and act like I’m just having a relaxing 1960s evening at home with a glass of wine, but I don’t get many occasions to wear my suit!
I’m currently performing in the world premiere of Lifting the Mask at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We got a ★★★★ review from Broadway Baby, which as you can tell we’re pretty delighted with!
Only three performances left, it’s gone in so quickly but I’m loving the experience…as tiring and stressful as it is.
I’m not sleeping alone tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!
Checked shirt and tie - typical attire for me these days! Woody Allen fashion idol.