- Jobs: I have six weeks’ worth of TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) for Oxford Royale Academy in July and August (which is so great), but after that I’m unemployed again! So am applying for all sorts of things in the meantime.
- Dissertation: had my last meeting with supervisor today, am currently sitting down for the last redraft…ack.
- Play: is going well. I am about 50% off-book and hoping to make it 100% in the next couple of days. We open 19 June, and are already approaching sold-out for the first two nights! Old Mertonian, former OUDS President and RSC Polonius (to, yes, David Tennant’s Hamlet) is apparently attending the Saturday night show. Not sure how Krishna (ever-charming, even 10 days before opening) wangled that one, but w/e. Should be exciting. I just hope he survives the cold…
- Paris: booked our eurostar, Chlo is investigating wheelchairs and not at all spending her time making lists of clothes. The city is a very, very mixed bag regarding accessibility – the Metro’s totally rubbish, but the streets and buses are apparently great for dropped curbs and ramps (so, unlike Oxford, then). Also, Parisian policy is that, when visiting museums, wheelchair users (and their ALL-IMPORTANT COMPANIONS, obv) get to jump the queue and receive free tickets. We are in no way calling these ‘Special Cripple Tickets’ and/or working out where in the UK we can visit for free/cheap. We have also in no way invented a game called ‘Disability Scooter Chicken’. I invariably chicken out first.
Dr Sophie Duncan is Fellow in English at Christ Church, University of Oxford. She works regularly as a historical advisor and as a dramaturg for theatre, TV, radio and film. She likes theatre, detective fiction and cocktails.