Just got back from recording an interview with Mark Lawson of Radio 4's Front Row about How to Disappear Completely & Never Be Found, which opens in Sheffield this weekend. I was on with Lucy Caldwell whose play Leaves opened at the Court last night.
It was an odd experience (nothing to do with Lucy, who seemed very nice.) Mark Lawson was nice too, but he seemed rather preoccupied with the mechanics of changing your identity, which of course is one of the things my play deals with. I answered his questions but didn't feel that I'd done much justice to the underlying philosophy of the play, which the identity business is merely a tool to expose. Nor did I get much of a chance to rave about the truly fantastic production Sheffield are giving me. Maybe I should have been more assertive in directing the course of the conversation. Or maybe it's best not to over-explain the work, or gush. Or maybe Mr Lawson is planning to do some sort of runner and has a need to know these things. You heard it here first.
But perhaps most bizarrely of all, they got me to read out a speech from the play! So no taking the piss out of my shitty acting, they put me on the spot ok? It seemed like a good idea at the time...
Anyway, you can judge for yourselves tonight (yes, short notice I know, that surprised me too) at 7.15pm. If you miss it, or you live outside the UK, apparently you can listen again on the BBC's website. I'm not going to put in a link until I've heard it and feel satisified I don't sound like an arse.