Well, that was my stint in The Mousetrap. Actually I wouldn’t have missed it for anything. I thought I’d be going mad by August, but actually I was really quite weepy on the last night. I’ve made some marvellous life-time friends, and am exceedingly grateful for the experience. It’ll be very strange hearing about the rest of the tour going on without me.

However, I’ve spent a week in Biarritz, sleeping and laughing and swimming and eating far, far too much. And am now back to reality with a bump. Here are some dates from my diary, which you might like to put into yours.

Tuesday 30th August A QUIET COURAGE (a short film I made with Annette Badland and Suzanne Procter) has been accepted by the Hackney Film Festival (picturehouseblog.co.uk) and is being screened at 7.30

Tuesday 6th September until Saturday 24th September TWO SHORT PLAYS ABOUT GAYS opens at 7.45pm at The Hope and Anchor in Upper Street, Islington. (www.thehopetheatre.com)

I am in the second play which is called DIVA DRAG.

Sunday 25th September A Doctor Who Convention in Swansea (www.regenerationsswansea.co.uk)

Sunday 2nd October The Space is celebrating its past, present and future, and I shall be interviewed on stage, with a small presentation concerning future projects.

Sunday 16th October A Doctor Who Convention in Plymouth. (www.eventsfrontier.com)

Tuesday 1st November to Saturday 5th November RUMPY PUMPY THE MUSICAL (with Linda Nolan) (theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk) – (hardly nervous at all!!!)
And also at The Union Theatre in south London (www.uniontheatre.biz) Mon 14th to Sat 19th November.

Next a little ol’ trip to Chicago (chicagotardis.com) for a convention taking place on the 25/26/27 November including a performance of MY GAY BEST FRIEND, written and performed by Nigel Fairs and me. Which we then take on to the Royal Theatre (358 West 44th Street) NYC for 5 performances only (regenerationtheatre.org) We round off that little tour with two performances at The Space on Dec 10th and 11th (space.org.uk)

Then I think I’ll probably need another holiday. I shall be side-stepping panto this year. It’s the first time I’ve written it all down like that, and it’s left me a little daunted! But I wouldn’t really have it any other way.

I hope your summers are panning out well, and the weather Gods are shining upon you.

‘Til the next time. Love and more, Louise x