News Round Up

Hi guys. Couple of items of news to cover and I might as well start with the big effing news.
THE BIG EFFING NEWS
Remember that play I was writing for the Abbey Theatre? Well, I handed it in and they said “sure, why not?” So. Yeah. A play of mine is getting a professional production in the national theatre.
Excuse me for a moment.
A Falling Ton of Iron should be going up sometime in 2017-2018 and I’ll keep you all posted. Nothing left to do now but wait and hope I don’t go down in history as the worst thing to happen to the Abbey since Ernest Blythe. Moving on!
The Devil’s Heir
Remember when I said that my most recent draft of the Devil’s Heir had been lost? Well, it’s been found.
It was actually on an old USB key but you get the gist.

It was actually on an old USB key but you get the gist.

New chapters will be going up soon, thanks for your patience.
New York, New York
This month Ms Mouse turns thirty so to celebrate I’m taking the love of my life to see Hamilton on Broadway.
“You packed?”

“You packed?”

 “Yep.”

“Yep.”

“Now remember, we’re mice in New York, if we get seperated…”

“Now remember, we’re mice in New York, if we get seperated…”

“I climb the tallest building I can find and sing “Somewhere, out there.” until you find me.”

“I climb the tallest building I can find and sing “Somewhere, out there.” until you find me, I know.”

Anyway, this means I won’t be around to do the next review but it’s okay because…
Meet your new Mouse
Paper Alchemist has very kindly agreed to step up while I’m in the States.
“Hey folks! I’ll see you all in two weeks!”

“Hey folks! I’ll see you all in two weeks!”

“Mouse, are you sure about this?”

“Mouse, are you sure about this?”

“What? Amelia’s a great reviewer.”

“What? Amelia’s a great reviewer.”

“No doy. Remember what happened when John Stewart left The Daily Show and John Oliver subbed for him.”

“No doy. Remember what happened when John Stewart left The Daily Show and John Oliver subbed for him?”

“Yeah, it worked out great. In fact, people actually preferred John Oliver and he ended up getting his own show that became even more popular than the Daily Show oooooooooooh…”

“Yeah, it worked out great. In fact, people actually preferred John Oliver and he ended up getting his own show that became even more popular than the Daily Show oooooooooooh…”

“Yeah.”

“Yeah.”

“Ah it’s fine. I’ll just leave her a movie to review that’s so horrible it’ll destroy her will to review anything ever again.”

“Ah it’s fine. I’ll just leave her a movie to review that’s so horrible it’ll destroy her will to review anything ever again.”

“Hey Mouse. Thanks so much for letting me do this.”

“Hey Mouse. Thanks so much for letting me do this.”

“No problem. I’m a good friend.”

“No problem. I’m a good friend.”

So that’s it. Thanks for everything guys. Check in on 12th of May for Amelia’s review, and then I’ll be back on the 26th for the Avengers review. Mouse out.

39 comments

  1. Congratulations on the play, Mouse. I don’t suppose there’s anyway we could see it that wouldn’t require a trip to Ireland?

  2. It’s a shame that I have — maybe “arachnophobia” isn’t the right word, but I detest looking at them.

      1. Not the blonde ponytail but, the blue bow does. No-one could be threatening with a blue bow … just ask Disney 🙂

    1. I believe you may be described as “classist”, as you clearly have a prejudice against the class of arachnida.

  3. Congratulations on a number of things, Mouse: getting a new play published, the rediscovery of a file thought lost, the lovely Mrs. Mouse’s thirtieth…

    …getting tickets to Hamilton…I mean, those things are so rare it’s rumored Lin-Manuel Miranda has begun hiding them in chocolate bars; what in the world did you beg, steal, borrow, or barter for them?

    1. Speaking of which, in the reboot for Mary Poppins that’s been rumoured (insert ugh noise) Miranda is set to play Burt alongside Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. Which is perfect casting, but nonetheless, NO.
      Your thoughts, Mouse?

  4. ‘A Falling Ton of Iron’ is a brilliant title, by the way. Threatening, darkly comic, inevitable, symbolic…

    1. It sounds like something I’d be sorely disappointed to discover didn’t star Wile E. Coyote as a child to me. Amelia’s description suits it even better though.

  5. Congratulations Mouse, and happy birthday to your wife! Hope you have a great trip, and I look forward to reading Amelia’s review. 🙂

  6. Congrats Mouse! Hope you have a great time in New York, and a fun time in the States. Have you ever been to the US before?

  7. Congratulations, Mouse! 😀 I’m really looking forward to the new chapthers. I hope you enjoy your mini-vacations! 😉

  8. The banter cracked me up. Also, congrats on getting your play in, and yaaaaaay, the Devil’s Heir is back!! *happy dance*

    Hope you and your family like it in the Apple too!

      1. how the hell did you get tickets?? also how was everything? Did you see all the main cast or alternates? And what was your favorite song? (sorry man, I’m currently kind of obsessed with this play but ive not seen it so I wanna know EVERYTHING,) that is so awesome that you got to come to the US and see it, and Matilda, and NY!

      2. Main cast as far as I can tell. Uptown had us both in tears. Weirdly the song that’s still stuck in my head is Washington on your Side. My favourite song overall though is Right Hand Man.

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