I have been invited by the Blue Elephant to direct the world premiere of The Cave by Mervyn Peake. Peake is most famous for his Gormenghast novels.
I have spent most of last week typing up a usable copy of the script. The only version we have is a facsimile of a typed manuscript sent out by Peake's agent in the 1960s. The play was never produced however,so I have been typing up the script to eradicate obvious typos and to make the font legible.
I am deep in research reading a great biography called Vast Alchemies by G. Peter Winnington, some of Mervyn Peake's other writings and looking at his art work.
I am really excited about this project and enjoy the play more everytime I read it. A lot more on this to follow soon.
I know I have been shameful in keeping up with the blog recently but this project should bring a lot more focus to the blog again.