Fela’s wives

Halfway through the play so not going to make my 7th Sept deadline. Will make the October deadline and should have perhaps another two weeks after that to polish and incorporate the feedback before the work-in-progress reading at nottm playhouse on 26th October. I thought I would be showing a 20 min extract but now not sure if I’ll be expected to do the whole thing. Track down the momentum schedule via the theatre writing parnership blogsite link via the links section on her. It reads as if this is the thing on the 26th and my writer’s lab Boat Gypsies project is on the 27th doesn’t it? I thought that all projects would be on both nights but now not sure.
I am concentrating on love and marriage at the moment. What are peoples expectations? How do expectations change over time? What happens when your partner files for divorce ‘out of the blue,? Also trying to make it funnier. Not so funny at the moment.

One Response to Fela’s wives

  1. Bianca says:

    Hi Jools

    Just a quick comment to clarify: you read the programme right – we are keeping Writers’ Lab separate on the Tuesday evening, and I expect it to be a similar length to our sharing in July. The Monday night will be dedicated to your Fela play, supported by live, specially programmed African music. There will be the opportunity to present more than a twenty minute extract, but the whole things is about what you will find useful, so keep talking to Kate.

    As for marriage, I’m always surprised by the way expectations change over time. My marriage seems a very different thing to how it started. I suppose it’s inevitable that both parties will change and you have to find your own way to come to terms with that. It’s impossible to foresee what will happen and how people will change, so I think the only way to be happy is to embrace all the changes that have happened, as well as those that will. The negotiations in a marriage contract never end!

    Really looking forward to reading draft two!


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