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ASL = A Super Lamp-post

One of the central messages of Backstage In Biscuit Land is that making theatre inclusive makes it better. One example of this is how much a sign language interpreter can add to a show – in our case this is … read more

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Beach Day

Innes opened the curtains and through the huge window I could see the hills and sweeping roads of LA, already busy with activity. It was cool in my room from the air-conditioning but I knew that outside it would already … read more

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Moon Pool

This morning we arrived bright and early at the Skirball Cultural Centre, our LA venue, to load in our show. The space is amazing and we were made incredibly welcome straight away. By mid-afternoon we’d finished setting up so … read more

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Sun and Stars in LA

Yesterday we said goodbye to Rachel – a sad moment in a happy tour. Today we said goodbye to San Francisco and said hello to Los Angeles.

We arrived in the late afternoon and the place was bathed in Californian … read more

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Custom Hamster Bottle

A few minutes before our show opened this afternoon I realised in a sudden panic that I’d left my water bottle back at the hotel. It can get hot under the stage lights and I always like to have water … read more

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Justice For Amy

Just over three years ago I wrote a post I should never have had to write. I knew as I typed each searingly sad word about the death of my fourteen-year-old friend Amy that it wasn’t right. Two days ago … read more

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Dear Jojo

A week ago I wrote a post explaining my concerns about Me Before You, a book, and now big budget Hollywood film, that opens in cinemas tomorrow. Countless disabled people and non-disabled allies have spoken out about the stereotypical … read more

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Straw Orientated Solution

I’ve written a few times about unusual everyday items that have come to my rescue in times of crisis – socks and the humble drinking straw feature highly amongst them. Today, once again, straws came to the rescue.

When we … read more

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Hello San Francisco!

We touched down in San Francisco yesterday and because we have the day off today, ahead of loading in the show tomorrow, we took the opportunity to explore the city.

We headed to the Golden Gate Bridge. It was very … read more

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Hot Water

The hotel we’re staying in here in Toronto is very luxurious. It even has a swimming pool and a spa. Rachel and I have managed to get into the lovely routine of going for a morning swim.

After this morning’s … read more

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