Sunday, March 29, 2015


Hoole-igans had a breezy morning recently when play writer Gail Young visited. Having said that, we have LOTS of breezily lively Wednesdays; my class is a particularly good mix at present. We learn lots and have FUN.Last class until September next week.... but we'll cop a few Summer Sessions to keep us all on the rails...

We had an enlightening time with Gail. We heard first about her play" Cheshire Cats", now produced all over the world. It's about the London Moon Walk ( in aid of Breast Cancer) and tells the story of a bevy of women doing the Moonwalk and enjoying a riotous Girly Weekend at the same time. It's due to be performed at the Edinburgh Fringe again this Summer, this time by an Edinburgh based company.

Gail's 2nd play " Bothered ad Bewildered" was 1st performed to many accolades last year. It takes a look at Alzheimers, through the eyes and voices of Irene ( the sufferer) and her 2 daughters.
Irene, bothered and bewildered, believes she is talking with Romantic Novelist Barbara Cartland. It's
about memory, loss and hidden secrets ( good recipe! ) and it seems Cartland's son, Ian McCorquordale, read Gail's play, declaring it brought out his mother's humour superbly. Another  accolade.

Hooleigans much enjoyed Gail's visit and hope she'll breeze in any time at all!!


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