No, actually it’s not quite as unhinged as it may sound. This is for the Other Company – the one of the Centipede. They asked for some Shakespeare of their own – just not quite Shakespeare, if you see what I mean.
So I’m writing them this theatre-within-theatre thing, and putting in a jig – because I’ve always wanted a jig, and this time I’m having one, so sue me.
And of course, there is no way I’m going to have anything even near this Globe-y perfection – but still, it’s well worth writing a play for the sake of it, don’t you think?