It’s that time again – the start of a new year, mild hangover, sleepy from fish ‘n’ chips and sat on the sofa watching Notting Hill – it’s a tale of all time. So firstly to assess last year’s resolutions…
- Compere a gig regularly and get that key skill back. Nope
- Create 5 short videos that are funny and, crucially, good. Nope
- Write 10 new comedy songs and assemble them in an album. Nope
- Write a new play, about cricket and murder and send to theatres Nope
- Write a new hour-long storytelling show and perform it to wild acclaim. Nope
- Write a new stand up projection show about truth and perform it to muted acclaim. Yes, yes & yes
- Have piano lessons to make my songs better. Nope
- Go to Aberystwyth (the new series of Hinterland is due out soon) Nope
- Run a half marathon (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha) Nope
- Visit the following people: Bren & Miri, Matt & Dom, Steve & Emily, Suz & Jamie, Dan & Emily, Paul & Fran, Rachel, Nigel & Holly and Robbie and Mrs Robbie. 50% achieved.
So, overall, 1.5 out of 10, so not an entirely successful year for the old resolutions.
Anyway, and now on to this forthcoming year… As always if you’re reading this and you’d like to help me, force me, help motivate me with any of these then drop me a tweet or fb message!
- Perform for two weeks at Edinburgh Festival – I’d like to do my show “Truth” at the fringe and hopefully get at least 1 review and maybe (maybe) 5 people a show (wild ambition)!
- Give one free day of theatre marketing consultancy to a theatre that needs a friendly helping hand and support.
- Write & perform a new storytelling show, it’ll be 5 stories all about love, loss and change.
- Go to the gym at least 15 times over 30 days so that I break my exercise-free existance and die less young by binge-fitnessing.
- Perform at 33 gigs throughout the year, essentially for 11 months of the year do 3 gigs a month… That’s how maths work.
- Write 6 really great blog posts about theatre, comedy, arts marketing or just life in general, but they’ve got to be phenomenal articles.
- Write and direct a WIP of a new comedy theatre show called The Don (a two-man amalgamation of The Godfather, Scarface, Reservoir Dogs etc..)
- Go to Aberystwyth where Hinterland was filmed. (If you’ve not seen Hinterland then seriously, take a look!)
- Raise £500 for charity through either gigging or by doing something silly?
- Write 5 new comedy songs to be used at comedy gigs (and recorded into an album)
So, there we go… Any takers?