The show is open and a few online reviews are starting to trickle in. We’re due a mention in The Times tomorrow. On Saturday I went over and met my agent D and her husband as well as assorted friends and family. The show was faster but didn’t quite have the intensity of opening night. That’s only to be expected and now it should be able to settle down and find its rhythm. I’m meeting D at the weekend to discuss future possibilities. She’s anxious to talk to me about Jimmy McGovern’s new series and building on our previous contacts. Whether anything comes of this is anyone’s guess.
This morning I drove over to Martham and met Pat who dismantled all the rigging on Gypsy Roma and put it back together so it works. It now looks like a different boat. On Thursday and Friday we ought to be able to go out for our first sail. He’s suggested replacing the double blocks on the luff spar halyard (see how this stuff trips off my tongue?) with singles to make things simpler. And simple is definitely what we need.