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Farewell Finchley Bring on Brixton and Jesus Rocks

22 October

This weekend I’ve crossed the river and moved from Finchley to Brixton – North to South London. It’s a bit different…compared to the quiet greenlands of Finchley,  Brixton is buzzing and on the edge of being nuts. It’s exciting. I’m not quite settled but everything seems pretty much on my doorstep.

In the middle of moving house (which is listed as second to divorce in terms of stress levels with good reason) I also landed my first theatre work of the year, two plays no less. The plays are with a very exciting theatre company called Writers Avenue. Created by Sandra Thompson-Quartey, I’ve been following Writer’s Avenue productions for a while now and am over the moon to be part of the next production, “The Gossip”.  The Gossip is a collection of short plays (one written by a friend of mine, the talented Sam Benjamin) inspired by industry experiences. They are funny, random and  original. Rehearsals have so far been filled with belly laughs.

I have also got a part in a short film called Mama’s Boy and we start shooting today. My character is called Tanesha and I am the girl-friend of the lead, Michael. Micheal is a boy stuck in a negative and abusive life cycle. He is trying to get out but unable to do so without devastating consequences. Tanesha is gentle and caring and I love playing her.

Just before my physical and acting worlds moved – my mum and I went to see Jesus Christ Super Star at the O2. It was incredible. I would have given a continuous standing ovation if I could. To seal the date as an evening to remember forever and always, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice came on the stage at the end to speak to the audience. They spoke of their long-lasting friendship and the 44-year struggle to get this musical produced at a venue like the O2. The audience went wild, my mum and I included. I’m so happy we went:

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