Going from seeing two or more plays a week to nothing was a huge shock. In those early days, I devoured whatever was on offer online, whatever was free, some paid stuff and I took free trials on some of the streaming services to see what they had.
But the longer lockdown went on I started looking elsewhere for different diversions. I didn't want to watch serious stuff or anything worthy I wanted escapism - popcorn movies on Netflix, fantasy, sci-fi, frothy teen dramas - anything that was far removed from reality.
My creative energy was being used up keeping my freelance business going which is what pays the bills - and pays for theatre.
Work didn't completely dry up but for a while it wasn't covering my living costs. Sorting that out had to be my main focus and it was as much adulting as I could muster.
So I found myself watching less and less theatre, cherry-picking bits and bobs. I wrote less here on the blog, recording my weekly theatre questions videos was as much as I could manage most weeks.
My theatre mojo was a pilot light rather than at full burn.