25 Years Too Late...

25 Years Too Late...

Friday, 20 October 1989

Nigel Cameron: Knob

11am – 1pm: MP REHEARSAL, ‘CHAPTERS’ TO BE DECIDED

2pm: PANTOMIME SCRIPT-WRITING SESSION

Later:

‘Serpent’s Kiss’ – The Mission


The rot appears to be setting in on Daniel’s revived production of RAW KIA-ORA.  It had been cast + re-devised, etc, but as it is now independent of the college, Larry has come on board as Executive Producer (which basically means he’s the money and the budgetary decisions are all his), which means things have changed considerably.

Now, quite obviously, as Larry is bank-rolling the show, he is well within his rights to ask that none of his ‘political enemies’ from last year be involved in the re-mount.  This boils down to one name, basically: Nigel Cameron, who played ‘Brad’.

But on hearing that auditions were being held to cast a new ‘Brad’, Cameron approached Daniel, asking that he be allowed to continue in the role.  Daniel referred this to Larry – his Executive Producer – who somewhat magnanimously agreed that Cameron would be allowed back on the production – but with one caveat.  All Larry asked in return was a written apology from Cameron for dragging his name through the dirt earlier this year and a written apology to the Drama department for making last term an unsettling and difficult time for the students.

Cameron refused.  Larry said ‘Bye-bye’.




So, today, Cameron dragged his mother into college to sort the matter out for him.  In true Cameron style – and they are such arrogant dicks it seems – she marched into OUR lesson and started a slanging match with Larry.  Who the fuck does the stupid cow think she is?  Hasn’t that family caused enough trouble on behalf of their ickle baby’s inability to cope with anything resembling reality?  Larry took the whol sham out into the corridor whilst she screamed and hollered and demanded that her little Nigel be allowed to play ‘Brad’.

Apart from the fact that this was rude, inconsiderate, na├»ve, stupid and downright pathetic, why the fuck can’t the little prick fight his own battles?  He seems to be utterly incapable of a direct grown-up conversation.

Anyway, the witch started to threaten Larry, in full earshot of our patiently waiting class.  Calmly and clearly under great duress, Larry told her that if she continued to harass him and yell threats at him in public, he would have a court order placed against her.  This only left her yelling at him further, so he left her in the corridor screaming to herself and joined us back in the studio.

What a fucking idiot she is.  Scary freak of a woman.  And why does she think she has a leg to stand on?  She makes me fucking laugh with her self-centred stupidity.




IN OTHER NEWS…

Stan has been asked by a number of Drama students to convince me into reviving SUGARBLOOD and playing a ‘comeback’ gig; some friends, some booze, some songs.  Nice that we’re in demand.  Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah-ha!  I’m being demanded.  Well, I’ll certainly consider it…


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Next time: ‘Top 25 of Doctor Who…’

Thursday, 19 October 1989

The Death of Doctor Who

8.45am: REHEARSE ‘Chapters 14 and 15’ of MANSFIELD PARK

10.45: Break

11.15am: RUN ‘Chapters 13, 14 + 15’

2pm: LIBRARY RESEARCH

5pm: REHEARSAL, ‘Chapters’ to be decided

Later:

10.50pm

My No.1: ‘Head On’ by Loop


Just when Emma and I are getting on so well we suddenly start getting ‘bitchy’ with each other.  And I hate it. 

And why do most people think Emma and I are ‘back together’ again?

I’ve had plenty of instances today where I’ve had to convince folks that we’re not – nor will we ever be.

Apparently she’s been describing our current ‘relationship’ as something like this: ‘There’s nothing definite; it’s quite non-committal; we’re not going out with each other, just sort of “seeing” each other…’

Hmm.

And Julian says she’s confused over me and has suggested that I might be ‘leading her on’.  Julian reckons I should talk to her about it.  Deeply.  But what do I say?  I don’t know.

Speaking of ‘leading on’, it kind of looks as if Abby is doing this to poor old Johnny.

Later:

‘Reaching Out’ – Kate Bush


TODAY, I found myself enjoying the challenging concept of KILLING GOD.  Not that I’m saying I want to!  But what an intriguing idea.  Imagine we discovered ‘he’ actually exists as some kind of ‘tangible’ entity and we could ‘locate’ ‘him’, would we hunt ‘him’ down and exploit him?  Would we kill, destroy or replace ‘him’ with a ‘god’ of our preference?

It’s like this week’s CRISIS
A normal, nice guy – a plumber – is worried about his wife who’s in labour in a hospital.  He goes to church and prays to god that she’ll be fine and that they’ll have a healthy kid.  Returning to the hospital, he finds his wife has died of internal haemorrhaging and his baby has died.  Days later – after the funeral – the guy goes back to the church and yells, ‘I swear I’m going to kill you for this, God!’ – and it’s stunning.  The idea of a bullet with God’s name on it.  Challenging, amazing and, yes, disconcerting.

Moving on…

I worry about Jack’s future after school.  What will he do?!  I want to help him get on in life in any way I can.

Other grasping attempts at philosophy
The Cybermen book has had me thinking a great deal about cybernetics and the computer generation.


WHAT ELSE TODAY?

Jodie has agreed to help me out with the Drama student delegation thing.  We arranged a revised document of initial findings following the meeting.  We’ll make photo-copies and forward them to relevant college staff members after half term.

I looked at some prospectuses and got to work on my UCCA forms.

I also went with Julian to see Mr Griggs – our department head – to negotiate permission to stage ANARCHIST and secure a budget.  He’s given us the thumbs up.

I wrote to The British Library regarding THE CHINESE PLAY.

Did some more creative work on Mansfield (pages 38, 39 + 40: Mary + Henry).  The standard of acting is coming on, but certain group personalities fuck me off.

Y’know, I really DO ‘fancy’ Abby’s sister, Lilith.  I mean, I still don’t know her, but she’s gorgeous.  Mind you, I reckon she can tell I watch her as she crosses the Common Room or look at her now and again.  She seems to look back at me quite often now.

[HO-HO!  HOW I WISH I’D KNOWN SHE COULDN’T SEE ME DUE TO BEING PARTICULARLY SHORT-SIGHTED – Ritcherd, 1992]

STAN’s in Reading court today on drug charges from the festival.

The KATE BUSH LP is absolutely fantastic now.

And, finally, DOCTOR WHO

It felt like it was going to happen: NO Doctor Who in 1990, due to flagging ratings.  OB at the BBC is closing down now also, which might have a limiting impact on DW when it returns.  There’s already some rumour of independent companies making it for the BBC when it returns, but it’s also been suggested by some that Doctor Who may never return, EVER.  I am WELL SAD about this!  Can BATTLEFIELD really have had the series’ lowest ratings ever?  If so, well maybe they didn’t ought to put it on opposite the UK’s top-rated show, Coronation Street!  And all this just as the Ghost Light finishes.  All this just as Ghost Light takes its place as my favourite Doctor Who story ever.

PISS! 


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Next time: ‘Nigel Cameron: Knob…’

Wednesday, 18 October 1989

Love and Anger

9.45am: ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANISATION

11am-1pm: ACTING + VOICE TECHNIQUES

2.00-4.15pm: REHEARSE ‘CHAPTER 13’ OF MANSFIELD PARK

Later:

‘Love and Anger’ – Kate Bush


Today, after massive fried breakfasts, Julian drove us into Tech and I started some creative work on MANSFIELD PARK (PAGES 33 + 34: NORRIS + FANNY).

Emma and Sara Baker were strange.  It’s as if they’re always scheming behind my back…

Johnny and I fell out today over RH and ANARCHIST.  But I don’t want to fall out.  If he wants to do one and not the other, then fair enough.  We’ll get someone else.

Later:

DOCTOR WHO: GHOST LIGHT episode 3…
ORGASMIC!


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Next time: ‘The Death of Doctor Who…’

Tuesday, 17 October 1989

Anarchy In Cambridge

It’s ten years since this

George bought me it as a surprise.  I was dead chuffed.

Later:

TEA

Later:

‘Coldsweat (Remix)’ – Sugar Cubes


Today, Julian and Johnny drove down here to BLACKBERRY NARROW and then we went off to Cambridge for a day out.

Much of the day was spent in trying to convince Johnny to join Julian’s independent venture, a production of ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST.  I’ve agreed to take part, but Johnny was whinging about it being too much commitment given that he was supposed to be appearing in Daniel Abbott’s revived production of ROCKY HORROR.  Again.  Yawn.  Basically, he’s decided he can only do one or the other.  I suggested that the Fo play would be both far more beneficial and challenging to him than a reprise of ROCKY HORROR – especially as he seems to want to be a comic actor.  So we spent most of the day cajoling him, hassling him and chasing him around parkland with big sticks.  It was fun.  We all enjoyed ourselves.

Afterwards, Johnny + I went over to stay at Julian’s.  Julian’s sister, Julia, is really nice + Johnny and I agreed that we fancy her.

In the living room, we talked about people at college.  It seems Chloe in TS1 is the object of Julian’s desires and he’s the object of hers.  Apparently, Abby has various boys in mind.  Gemma Winchester recently told Julian I was ‘a really nice person’ and some other lovely stuff. 

We had a hell of a night pissing each other off in Julian’s bedroom.


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Next time: ‘Love and anger…’

Monday, 16 October 1989

Big Drama

9.45am: PRODUCTIONS MEETING – more pantomime bookings.  Room problems.

11am: REHEARSALS IN ANY SPARE ROOM (SPARE ROOMS AT A PREMIUM CURRENTLY).  VOICE WORK FROM MP SCRIPT.

1pm: LUNCH, followed by MEETING WITH ALL DRAMA STUDENTS TO DISCUSS LACK OF FACILITIES + ROOMS.

Later:

8.40pm

‘Heilige Tod’ – Death In June


I am once more returned to BLACKBERRY NARROW.

Later:

‘Between You and Me’ – ABC


Today, Julian drove Emma and me into Tech where I called a meeting of all Drama students so we could discuss our problems.  It got a bit annoying, though, and I actually felt quite offended when some of them began to imply that they were worried I was being too radical.  I was, if I’m honest, grossly offended.  I patiently assured them that my aim was simple to facilitate some discourse with the appropriate authorities, all of which would be done through the proper channels, no stunts or silliness.  Christ, just because I wear eyeliner and weird clothes now and again, some people act like I’m a fucking anarchic nutcase.  They should all know better by now that I’m much more than that.  It also pissed me off that I was willing to stand up for them in front of the Principal or whoever and defend their rights and get a dialogue going that might improve their experience of studying here and all they could do was whinge or make crass assumptions.  I only want to gain what they want and my main concerns are room allocation, timetabling and equipment.

Things got pretty farcical, though, when one group of students started demanding the sacking of Mick Wallis.  It’s true that I believe Mick to be a pretty inept tutor, but he’s also a human being and, to my reckoning, not a bad one.  It’s almost as if since one group took action against Larry other groups follow that example and feel they can evict any teacher they don’t like.  Anyway, this turned into much jeering from those who wanted him out and in such a preliminary meeting this really wasn’t helpful and I could do without it, frankly.  Ironically, those who disagreed and supported Mick also got annoying to and it became a bit of a slanging match.

With all this in mind, I made my feelings about Mick quite clear, but added that I refused to be involved in another witch-hunt.  As far as I was concerned, I am standing for improvements in the department.  I really didn’t want to be involved in any bitching.  I suggested that if a separate delegation would like to campaign for the removal of Mick Wallis, then they should do so – but in this meeting, such an eviction was avowedly NOT part of the remit.  And if they do, well, be it on their own heads – I will not be party to it.

Despite my best intentions, explanations and appeals, the inter-group argument continued.  Some even, indirectly, seemed to suggest that I was some kind of moron who didn’t understand the implications.  I responded honestly: I had been asked to represent the department BY the students and with a mission to get better facilities, not to get people sacked.  I’m a bloody ambassador not a fucking campaign general!  And this endless, petty arguing meant we only got things done very, very slowly.

I took down issues and possible solutions, but I felt no genuine, concrete support from anyone really.  I want to do more, and make stuff happen, but some of the group members’ attitudes towards me felt very personal and insulting.  I was angry by the end of it.

I almost resigned my new-found duty, but later in the afternoon several people (who felt unable to speak up during the meeting) came up to me and offered their support for my proposals.  This made me glad, so I will continue as representative for now.  In all honesty, it disgusts me that someone has to do this job; that there’s no one in authority our interests as students. 

As Harriet said to me: ‘We need somebody to lead us.’

Maybe I should become a campaign general?  Maybe I should address those other needs?  I don’t know.  But I do know we should hold regular meetings as students.  I shall call another one soon, I think and see if things improve.

I bought Kate’s new album…
I rather like it.  It’s probably going to take ages to love it though (as with all albums).

Maggie rang.  I love her.  She gave me multiple orgasms by just speaking.

Life’s still good. 


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Next time: ‘Anarchy in Cambridge…’

Sunday, 15 October 1989

Big Banter At Julian's

‘Mantra For A State Of Mind’ – S’Xpress


My day began after we all left Gemma’s party and headed over to Julian’s where I was staying, along with Johnny, Stan, Chloe, Peter Conti, Jamie Davenport, Harriet + Caroline.  At Julian’s we were joined by Julian’s sister Julia and her friend, Rachel.  And, honestly!  It was such a laugh.

From 12am till about 4am, it was non-stop ‘wit’ and ‘banter’ from almost everyone.  It was all very good-natured, but also naughtily bitchy and on the edge. 

After a few games of ‘spin the bottle’ we all settled down to sleep on the living room floor.  I kissed and cuddled Emma a few times.  I also found myself cuddling Sarah’s feet which had extended into my ‘sleeping patch’ and will admit to feeling sensual thoughts about her.  She’s very attractive. 

It was great that Stan stank and ended up sleeping under what turned out to be the dog’s dirty blanket.  It was also a source of great amusement when Peter Conti perhaps let his true feeling show by – apparently in a deep slumber – kept on turning over ad grabbing and fondling Johnny.  For a laugh we put a banana in his hand to see how his somnambulistic gropings might play out.

Other things of great amusement happened, but to list them all would diminish the memory.

‘The Magician’ – Secession


Once we all finally arose, everyone left except Emma and me, who were dead ‘close’.  I heartily ate a full English breakfast, courtesy of Julian’s father and then we all slobbed about.  In the afternoon, Emma went to her dad’s – down the road – and Julian and I watched DOCTOR WHO videos and looked at his DW collection.

Later, we went to see Emma in her dad’s lovely little house and walked around Dereham (Julian’s place of existence).  We returned to Emma’s dad’s and met him and his wife and then we walked back to Julian’s where Emma stayed with us for a while before going back.
 

This evening, Julian and I discussed various things, then I came to bed and started reading his CYBERMEN book by David Banks [co-written by Adrian Rigelsford – SEE 1992], and it is absolutely brilliant.  Spot on.


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Next time: ‘Big drama…’

Saturday, 14 October 1989

At the Sign of the Hungry Horse

3pm

‘Cigarette In Your Bed’ – My Bloody Valentine


Life can be cruel.  I’m just setting out to King’s Lynn.  Funny thing is, I found myself instinctively thinking, If I have time to kill waiting for a bus, I’ll pop in and see Natalia at Bacchally’s.  One moment’s further reflection on this lovely idea smacked into me like a concrete slab with ‘NAT HAS GONE’.  I feel cheated now.

Popular rumour has also returned to the streets of Wisbech, now suggesting that BM Wasp has once again left the Capital of the Fens to finally pursue a life at university.  God knows where.

And I must remember to have my uni + poly forms fully sorted by the end of next week.

MUSIK?

Well.  Gemma’s party is GO.

Later:

‘Pump Up The Jam’ – Technotronic


Today, I went to Top Shop in King’s Lynn and bought a new shirt for ‘special occasions’.  It’s a deep, dark blue and paisley.  So there. 

I also bought this month’s Q for the Kate Bush interview.


I then bumped into Stan.  He was with his friend Chloe Attenborough from TS1, and I went back to his to listen to his guitar and look at the ‘scum’ of his scumbag hovel. 

I then went to Johnny’s and was pleased to see his sister, Brenda, again.  Anyway, he and I got changed and were picked up by Peter Conti, who took us (with Stan and Jamie Davenport) to Gemma’s do at The Hungry Horse in Necton, just outside Swaffham.  Peter then drove back to collect Caroline Clifford, Harriet Burleigh, and Chloe. 

Also at the ‘do’ of relevance to to my life were Gemma Winchester (obviously), Sara Baker, Abby, Emma Goddard, Julian Ward, Nigel Cameron, and John Gray (who was greatly nice to me and I’m glad that we shared no ‘animosity’ from Larry’s ‘trial’ earlier this year).  Also there were Lola Goldwyn and Natalie Palmer (who’s currently causing a stir at university by poo-ing in the hall of residence kitchen and trying to open a brothel.  Strange old, BRILLIANT Natalie – still up to her poo-ing antics!).

The ‘do’ was okay and Julian, Johnny + I gave Gemma her present from the three of us – an immense framed print from ATHENA.

After several drinks, dances, happy birthdays, vegetarian food, discussions about Abby’s strange ‘indecision’ over Johnny, cuddles with Emma, and song transformations ‘Situation-style’, it was time to head back to Julian’s where I was staying, along with Johnny, Stan, Chloe, Peter Conti, Jamie Davenport, Harriet + Caroline.


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Next time: ‘Big banter at Julian’s…’

Friday, 13 October 1989

Updates

10.30pm

‘Kerosene’ – Big Black


Coming on well.  Working on expressionistic stuff and visual metaphors.  Actors often difficult.  Larry says I’m taking Berkoff’s ideas a step further, which is a good thing.  Making them my own.



Today we’ve been working on make-up ideas again.  I favour the alienating simplicity of white faces, which we worked on last week, but we experimented with animal faces today.  We’ve got one date so far – at the Barnes Bysea Theatre.  We’ve also had the costumes delivered (vaguely contemporary with the text) from Cambridge.

PANTO
Will and I are still writing, but it’s tonnes better than last year’s.  If only I could work out a decent ending.

OTHER TECH SHITE
Across the whole Drama board, there have been evil rumblings in recent weeks, due to lack of facilities + departmental support.  Often classes have had no rooms and some of the timetabling has been utterly disastrous.  There has also been a marked decline in tutoring.  All of this has been with one exception: Larry Goodgirl, who continues to be excellent and even more focused than ever.



I have been partly coerced and partly self-motivated into becoming the students’ representative to the College administration.  On Monday, I will call a meeting at 1pm of as may Drama students as I can muster and form a panel consisting of a representative from each group (this looks likely to feature Stan, Jodie and Jamie).  I will catalogue all our issues and hopefully by Wednesday, I and the other reps will be able to meet with the Principal and request some swift changes.


The thing that really bugs me at the moment – particularly as we’ve been pretty much evicted from there – is this: if there can be a whole floor dedicated to Art rooms + studios, why can there be no specifically designated Drama hub?

‘I Want That Man’ – Debbie Harry


PARTY, etc.
Can you believe I had to fill Johnny in on most of what went on at my party because he was too drunk to notice much of it?!  Jodie + I chatted about it and agreed it was a funny do.  I often wish Gemma fancied me.  I get on XTRA well with Emma + Sara now.  And Stan’s going out with Sally Watson.

UNITY
Well, we’re trying to get some of that back into the Drama Department.  I think events like my party help this.

PHOTOS
We all had photo-sessions last week.  CV photos taken by the Photography students.  I must collect mine now they’re developed. 



Oh, and I had my holiday photos back and they are so shamingly CRAP.

CHRISTMAS
I may be spending it away with Julian and Johnny.

DRIVING
Congrats on passing your test, Danny Black!


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Next time: ‘At the sign of the Hungry Horse…’

Thursday, 12 October 1989

The Killing Season

11.55pm

My No.1: ‘The Killing Season’ by Secession


My parents have returned.  It feels strange.

I liked Donna, Julian, Johnny, Daniel and Gemma today.  Will was great + so was Peter Conti.  I like Emma a lot also.  I felt very strongly for her today, but also somewhat reserved.  Obviously.


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Next time: ‘Updates…’