Patrick O'Reilly Workshop, Playboy of The Western World, Radio play, Voice-overs!

Wow! A lot of news to report this week.

First I have been spending the first half of this week in workshops with Patrick O'Reilly of Red Lemon, studying Bouffon theatre. Among some great actors (Nadine Gorman, Shannen Smith, Andrew Stanford, Adam Goudy, Rachel Murray, Rosie Clelland, Martin Murray and others) it was an intensive two days, with Patrick intending it to lead to a production in Tinderbox's Pick and Mix Festival.

Meanwhile, rehearsals will start next week for me playing in JM Synge's Playboy of the Western World with the QU Players. Rory Knox is directing and I am playing the role of Michael. It will be interesting to see how my acting has developed since I furst took to the boards with Playboy... in November 2009 with South Bank Players. I can't wait to get stuck in again.

Staying with Queen's students, Leana Arrell, Brian Charity, Phil Hurst and other Creative Writing Masters students have cast me in their upcoming radio play. I play an imprisoned young man who seeks to get back in contact with his father. I have been wanting to perform these guys work for a while having seen them in Accidental's Fast and Loose programs. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

Finally, this morning I am going up to record a demo with Navigator Blue for use in a series of wraparound ads for television. Conor Kelly, who I worked with before has set this up again and it will be great opportunity to work from if the demo is picked up by the client.

So a pretty hectic week in all! More like this please!