At the beginning of the year I set myself a task.
52 shows in 52 weeks
Well, I failed. Mainly because, our focus for the year, unexpectedly, changed. We bought a new house...
Still, I had a good run.
Last night I saw show 29. It ended with a bang, quite literally, with Black Watch at the Barbican.
Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again.
Fantastic! Wonderfully challenging, difficult and thrilling. It was hard to believe these were not real soldiers.
I think the realistic language disturbed many of the audience. Even Xfe was amazed that "cunt" could be such a frequently used adjective and noun! But, no apologies - these are meant to be real soldiers, and who would doubt it.