Thursday, January 12, 2023



2022 has been good year for watching amazing theatre, particularly at Bristol Old Vic.   Also  keeping my script Age Queer ticking over around my networks, including the Old Vic where it reached the second round of the Ferment (new work) commissioning process for further development.  At the time of writing this I plan to submit Age Queer for two imminent competitions, maybe with a change of title (or not)!

Thinking of changing titles, I’ll be moving  away from Ageing and Ageism to develop  new work throughout 2023.  Throughout the last few months of 2022 I started work on two new projects:  Euro Gothic – this an expansion of my early iterations of The Overcoat. I performed some of this at a fundraiser we held in December for Travelling Light Theatre / Big Give Challenge and will be considering its potential as  a solo  show.

Second up is Holiday Haunts for which I have been doing extensive research.  My source material is a battered, foxed copy of Great Western Railway’s Holiday Haunts Guide 1923.  I’m hoping to pitch  this historical artefact as a springboard for a community performing/applied arts project by the end of January 2023. 

With this in mind I intend to wind up my New Wave Ageing blog and transfer detail worth keeping to a more professional Jo Cross website, fingers crossed. New Wage Ageing has been a great exercise but it has served more as an aide memoire than anything else. Nevertheless I'm proud of some of the blogs I've written, particularly those I wrote at the outset and during Lockdown and plan to condense them 

So I’m hoping to attach a link to my website by the time the daffodils outside my house here in Redfield, Bristol start to bloom. 

Big love, big hugs.  



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