Sunday, November 16, 2003

"Accidentally shot by a man in a diaper trying to kill a member of the Ku Klux Klan. That's not the epitaph I was hoping for."

I seem to be addicted to the soundtrack of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, and am also in Dublin. The two things are not connected.

Met Lu Kemp from BBC Radio today, and talked about the Radio version of MR PUNCH that I'm going to do (with Dave Mckean doing the music, as he did for our Signal to Noise adaptation). St Paul's Covent Garden -- The Actor's Church -- was round the corner from my hotel, so Holly and Lu and I went over there, and I showed Lu where Mr Punch's birthday is celebrated every year in May, in the churchyard. We went inside the church, walked around looking at all the names of famous parishioners on the wall, and upstairs the organist, practicing, started to play what sounded like carnival music on the magnificent church organ. It was very odd: an extremely Mr Punch moment.