So the countdown to THE birthday of birthdays begins!

The next six weeks pan out thus:-

Tomorrow I am recording with Big Finish, an hysterical Doctor Who yarn, with the wonderful TB of course… not sure I’m allowed to say more at this stage, but it was a laugh out loud read.  First time I wished I’d been playing a character other than Leela.  Is that sacrilege?  More Big Finish next month but this time for The Survivors.  Such wonderful scripts.  An actor’s dream.

Following that I am directing the world premiere of Nigel Fairs’ play DIDN’T YOU USED TO BE DEREK JACOBI.  The great man himself has given permission to use his name, so we’re blessed before we even begin.  One performance only, at the moment, The Beacon (www.the-beacon.co.uk) on October 25th at 9.00pm.

Appearance dates:-

Tonbridge Library on the morning of 29th October running sci-fi workshops for children.

Swansea at the Dylan Thomas centre (www.dylanthomas.com), a Doctor Who day followed by some readings in the evening.

Lancing on Sunday 10th November with a show called Lest We Forget, with David Warwick and the Trio Lavolta (www.lancingcollege.co.uk)

Bath on Thursday 14th November running a workshop at the Bath Spa University followed by a performance of My Gay Best Friend, all with Nigel Fairs.

Leicester on the 16th November for a Doctor Who convention (www.spacecentre.co.uk)

Manchester on the 17th November (www.mseevents.co.uk) for a Doctor Who convention

November 23rd we all know about, in Docklands, I’ll see as many of you as make it on Saturday 23rd.  Show me that next episode!!!  And I shall also be doing one other day with Big Finish. (celebration.doctorwho.tv)

Then the following weekend Chicago beckons (www.chicagotardis.com) and we’ll do it all over again, also performing My Gay Best Friend at the convention.

It all quietens down again ready for Christmas.  A possible film and a possible tour looming for early next year.  I shall keep you posted.

Hasn’t it been a fantastic summer?  I had a great time at Stratford East with GUTTED written and directed by Rikki Beadle Blair – and am proud to say have received a nomination for best actress via the Offie Awards.  And I followed that with Mark Gatiss’ first piece of direction with an M R James ghost story called TRACTATE MIDDOTH which will be screening first at the BFI and then on BBC2 as a Christmas special.  Bless Mark for asking me and believing that I could not only play me, but play me 20 years younger.  Thank God we had a brilliant lighting person.

Other news… new life emerging in January, ‘tis all I’m saying…

Girding my loins for the clocks going back…. I DON’T WANT SUMMER TO END…

Love to you all, Louise x