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Wheel Wash

Fran and I have spent the day de-mudding everything after one of the muckiest Glastonburys on record.

It was my wheelchairs that needed the most attention, with my all-terrain chair almost a solid block of mud. I was anxious to … read more

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Sunday Clearing

This morning we got off to an early start – well early for a festival! At 10am a car arrived to pick Captain Hotknives and me up for our lunchtime performance on the Glade Stage. I was very glad not … read more

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Blissful Ups and Brake-Downs

During the night the rain battered the tent so hard that several times I felt a fine mist on my skin. But by the time I was properly awake the rain had cleared. I pulled myself out into the grey … read more

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Dark Morning, Stormzy Night

I woke suddenly at 5.15 this morning and it wasn’t from the rain on the tent or the noise of Festival revellers outside. It was a text from Fat Sister, who’s joining us at Glastonbury later today. Her text said … read more

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We’re On Site - Just

A week ago I got back to the UK after a month-long tour of North America. This afternoon I left the castle again and headed off on another adventure, this time at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

I’ve been preparing … read more

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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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