I think, apart from Easter, this is my last free day until July… so here I am, while I can, catching up with a blog for all you lovely people out there.

Here’s how the next few weeks are looking…

On Monday I start rehearsals for NOISES OFF at The Mercury Theatre Colchester, which only plays for two weeks…. May 1st to 16th… I’d forgotten what a great play it is.  Rarely do I laugh out loud when reading but this really did have me chuckling.  Anyone who loves the theatre and hasn’t seen this, it really is a must.  Brilliantly written.  And it’s going to be an absolute NIGHTMARE to learn. Click here for more details and to book tickets.

That is followed almost immediately (May 20 – 24th) by DIVA DRAG – brushing up my Welsh accent for this third in THREE SHORT PLAYS ABOUT GAYS (Click here for more details and to book tickets.) at the Brighton Fringe.  This is so beautifully written I couldn’t resist it.

Next job will be directing A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM at ALRA performing 24th to 27th June – I haven’t met the cast yet, but seriously looking forward to working with young actors again.  I’ve just done a project course with the first years and loved every moment, so can only think the third years will bring even more joy.

driving-me-web1Then… and this is REALLY exciting and rather nerve wracking… Nigel Fairs and I have written another play.  DRIVING ME ROUND THE BEND and this is going to have its try out at THE SPACE (0207 515 7799, very limited run as you can see so do book early if you think you can make it) July 15th to 19th. Click here for more details and to book tickets. We shall also be performing it for two nights at the Sevenoaks Festival 29th and 30th June.

Another date for your diary April 20th when I shall be in DOCTORS appearing as a nun of all things!!!

The grandson is now walking, which is of course the best news of all.  And spring is HERE.

I hope your lives are flourishing and happy and that you’ll be able to make one of the above…

With my love Louise x x

PS  Janet Dibley has written a fabulous new children’s story which will very shortly be joining mine as a download from this website.  Only £1.99 folks if you want to keep your adorable little ones quiet for 40 minutes x x x