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Sunday 30th May 2010

I managed to catch up my sleep enough to at least get started on the script, but it was still fairly slow going as I was easily distracted by anything and everything. But I at least got the first third of the show done to my satisfaction. There was a point where I thought I might actually write a script that I myself didn't appear in, which would be a bold move for a show that is about what has happened to me this week. But it's only the 13th episode and that's maybe a trick I can play in season 10, so I eventually had myself showing up.
I had a visit from my ex-flatmate and her boyfriend and their young daughter in the afternoon. How time has flown. Everyone is procreating.
I made the adults some coffee, but it's a while since I've used my cafetiere and I put a bit too much coffee in and ended up making the strongest coffees known to man. Which would at least help keep me awake until tomorrow evening. My guests politely drank it anyway, even though the bottom of the cups had a black beach of coffee grounds in the bottom. I was buzzing!
But I didn't get too much further with the script and although I didn't have too many ideas I felt weirdly calm about it. Something would come. But instead of getting on with things I watched 24, which is reaching a very exciting denouement and hopefully unlike all the other series that are ending at the moment won't end up with the whole thing having been a dream of a dead Jack Bauer who is in limbo somewhere. Hopefully he will just torture and kill everyone, including the president, before setting himself on fire.
I jokingly tweeted that people outside of London should show their support for AIOTM by buying tickets that they won't be able to use - as the project is only funded by the money taken on the door and in some senses it doesn't matter if people aren't there as long as they have paid. Of course that might lead to a situation where the show sold out and yet we played to an empty theatre - but in reality that's unlikely. But it's an option for those of you who want to contribute and who can't make it along. As it is, sales have been good so far this season and the more people who are actually there the better the atmosphere and the show. Aside from these slightly frightening weekends where I stare into the abyss and the prospect of having nothing to say is nagging at the back of my mind, I am enjoying putting this thing together very much. There's something a little bit special about it and the main support we need from you is just to download it and laugh at it. I am glad that so many of you are enjoying it too.

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