Hope you’re well and enjoying the mildness weatherwise.
My one-woman show Not A Funny Word was put on as a work in progress at the Peacock Theatre and I hope to have an announcement about it soon. It’s a comedy show – with songs – based on what was not at all a funny time in my life. It was directed by Philly McMahon with music by Alma Kelliher and to perform my own work at the Abbey, let alone with such a team, was a dream come true.
I’m working on two books, one fiction, one non-fiction. The latter is my year as Sunday Rage-In contributor for Headstuff, soon to feature in a book by Mercier Press. Thanks so much to Headstuff’s Paddy and Alan. Watch this space.
There’s also my own TV series in the works. You never know if these things will happen so please, please cross your fingers with me!
My monthly column in Irish Tatler is another spot I love and am lucky to have. And I’ll periodically pop up in other publications writing funny stuff, like this column on curves in the Irish Times.
My last column for Headstuff was a safe-cross code for chatting about Repeal the 8th. You might want to have a read if you’re worried about how to start conversations. It’s here. The chat might not be as daunting as you imagine.
I also wrote about the right questions to ask – or even reflect on – here in the Irish Times.
Some podcast appearances: I did Jarlath Regan’s An Irishman Abroad, my old friend Joe Rooney’s Podarooney, and Dil Wickremansinghe’s Sparking Change. We talked acting, comedy and activism. Check them out.
Thanks for reading, watching, listening.