Abs Blast

In the freezing cold in far too many layers I shuffle off to “Abs Blast”.  I’m terrified.  Absolutely terrified.  I almost turn back, but that might have been the weather more than the class. In a small studio we warm up on mats.  There are only a handful of us here, more evidence of our folly?  The next hour passes in a blur of ab burning pain.  We crunch, sit up and reverse crunch and sometimes do things that surely have no name except “ugh”.  Thankfully the time passes quickly and soon we are stretching and packing up, which is … Continue reading Abs Blast


SundaySurgery. Nope, not painful or medical but definitely on a Sunday,  on the last Sunday of each month. This Sunday I was invited along to attend SundaySurgery which is produced by DYSPLA. A collaborative group of creatives attend a viewing of new writing that is workshopped on the same day with professional director and actors, giving the writers the opportunity to see their work stand on its tentative new legs. With only two hours of rehearsal time the directors and actors breathe life into the play and with script in hand, work though a max of 15 pages of the script.  A small audience of industry … Continue reading SundaySurgery