It is almost exactly twelve months since I was commissioned to write (and subsequently direct) a play about the sex campaigner Marie Stopes for AsOne Theatre Company. Well, the script is written, the actors are cast, the Designer is designing and countless others are doing the sort of things they do. Tomorrow we start four days of development with a taster day at Portland Museum on Sunday. This is about as exciting as it gets for a writer. Apprehension mixed with joy. An emotional high such as anyone else might get from… well… you know… a big chocolate cake. I am (to mix in a few more images) like a bobsleigher pausing before pushing off towards what promises to be the thrill ride of a lifetime. Wish us luck.