A reading: Fire From Heaven.
A reading of my poem, “Fire from Heaven”, about the Titan Prometheus. Thanks to Izzy Mathie for making the video.
Kristin Scott Thomas as Electra, and Jack Lowden as Orestes, tussling over the ashes that are not Orestes’ ashes. I saw the Old Vic production last night. Frank McGuinness’ version was meaty, and pared down - no chorus, hardly; no non-speaking Pylades. Chrysothemis was excellent as the reasonable sister; Clytemnestra also good as the bitter queen. I liked Lowden’s gap-year Orestes, thrust into a destiny he didn’t ask for; and Scott Thomas’ Electra, wailing and weeping and all but insane. The only jarring note was Aegisthus, who seemed to have wandered in from a different play.
Interview with Philip Womack.
Went to the launch of Catriona Gray’s book for House and Garden: The Fifties House. Pics here on the Tatler website: http://www.tatler.com/bystander/events/2014/september/house-and-gardens-fifties-house-book-launch#!/15392/image/4