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What, on earth, have I been up to? - My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.
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What, on earth, have I been up to?

Well, new job, lots of plays, Hugo weaving as Macbeth, Richard Roxburgh as Cyrano, Toby Schmitz and Tim Minchin as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet, Josh McConville as Hamlet, Geoffrey Rush as Lear, David Suchet as Lady Bracknell, Arcadia, The Beaux Stratagem, Three Days in the Country, The Present, Arms and The Man (loved this), Orlando (so funny), Much Ado About Nothing (loved Ariel), Of Mice and Men (Seymour, visceral), Venus in Furs (at the Darlinghurst), and heaps more via NT Live, The Globe, etc.

I also saw Meow Meow under the mirrored spiegeltent, Wil Anderson, Buzz Aldrin, William Shatner, Mark Gatiss, Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffatt, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Amy Acker and more via talks and panels and performances.

I’ve seen an exhibition from the Scottish National Gallery (the never to be lived down incident of the open whisky bar), Tom Roberts at the NGA, Audrey Hepburn photographs at the National Portrait Gallery (UK), a rogues gallery at the National Portrait Gallery (ACT), and medieval trinkets from the British Museum at the Queensland Museum. That was fun. They had an afterdark night and there were minstrels, food, drink, dancing, re-enactors bashing at each other and two hysterical talks, one on medieval surgery (I now know the difference between a war arrow and a hunting arrow) and the sex lives of women (anything uttered by the 11thC clergy on women and their sinful bodies you will have heard spouted by current Republican candidates, sad to say).

I also did David Bowie Is exhibition after dark down at ACMI in Melbourne, and that was the best ever. I also danced in the Sydney Festival Park in a celebration/wake after he died.

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