This afternoon was the first performance of The Milk Bottle Radio Show - a little under one hour of words from me, mostly by Shakespeare. It was oddly stressful, preparing and rehearsing it - though it is supposed to be a relatively light touch show. I had some technical issues before going live, but luckily they resolved themselves and I didn't massively cock it up. There were a few minor slip ups in the text, but it was live, what are you going to do? I thought the reading of Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis went well, though I waffled on too much before the Before Shakespeare contribution, a speech of 'Delight' - which I think is a fascinating bit of a lost medieval play. And I read the wrong bit at the end. But no one has complained. Yet. If you want to have a listen - here is the first show, available until the end of the month. www.ustream.tv/recorded/47335452
So, more next week. I'll finish off Venus and Adonis and then after that put together more of a mixed bag - including my shorter monologues and a reading of the original version of Hamlet. And also maybe bringing a few guests in to help with the Before Shakespeare section. What would you like to hear? Let me know. @RobertCrighton or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next show is on Friday 16th May at 3.30pm - which you can listen live to here
Or you can listen again afterwards and I'll post that online after the show on my Twitter feed.