I have always tended to take on roles in which I cannot really be seen. Like that of a Producer (which is a bit like being a ghost AND a goalkeeper; nobody really appreciates all that you do until you let a big pea-roller in and only then are people aware of your presence). Once when we did an excerpt from Macbeth at school, I played the ghost, which involved me blowing talc off my hand from beneath a table, and in the sixth form I played the voice of Audrey II - the plant in Little Shop of Horrors - singing into a mic from behind the curtain while Lauren Pushkin and Toni Burke did excellent jobs of being Seymour and the Dentist on stage, with Sara Stewart inside a plant pot being Audrey II's movement, so I suppose that a burqa-clad ventriloquist was the natural progression. It's also uncanny, because walking around Upton Park in a burqa - with people looking right through me - really did make me feel like a ghost.
The film was originally titled 'Up The Hamas' but my Producer pointed out that this was inappropriately inflammatory and that he wanted to work / live again. I love him and it's too early for him to be a dead ghost, so it's called 'Knock Knock'.
There are so many extremely talented people I'd like to thank for this - as per the credits - and also a big thank you to the Godfather of theatricality that is Martin Witts - and all at the Leicester Square Theatre - for loaning us the space for the private screening (and to Stewart Lee because his run finishes on the Sunday, and to Frank Skinner, whose run doesn't start until the Tuesday - very thoughtful of you, chaps). We will ask everyone to buy drinks to 'support the arts'.
Up the Hammers! (We could do with a few ghosts in goal AND up front.)