A good Do at Frankley Community High School yesterday evening, celebrating all the creative partnerships work with an exhibition. Lots of parents and teachers turned up, which is always key. For the first time we saw the great carnival costumes that Ana and a new collaborator Gary had created with the pupils, they were spectacular, thoughtful and playful. There was a bit of shock in the air as the presence of Paul Chowdhry AKA DJ Moyma had lured in kids whose presence on the school premises is never guaranteed in school time, never mind after school. It was a good punctuation point for the work that’s being going on out there.
This morning is a very exciting one: the first day’s rehearsal for The Cleansing Of Constance Brown. On the equivalent day for the two previous shows I have been terrified, now it is pure anticipation.