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Bite-Size Plays in London

  |   Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Play, Theatre   |   No comment

After our Sell Out run at The Pleasance Queen Dome at The Edinburgh Fringe, White Room Theatre were inviting to bring its Bite-Sized plays to London for a run at The Courtyard Theatre from the 18th October.

Last night was press night and it was a bit strange to be in such a different venue but luckily the team still had the same great chemistry as ever and off we went! Such fun to be working in my home town again and we’ve added a couple of new plays to the rundown to keep things fresh which is always amazing and terrifying in equal measure.

Come down if you can and see me looking unimpressed with a man in a wig!

bite-me-postera-copy

 

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Edinburgh Fringe 2016

  |   Edinburgh Fringe 2016, Play, Theatre   |   No comment

What a whirlwind this August has been. I was lucky enough to work with some amazing people at White Room Theatre on their Bite-Size Plays Show which has been performing at The Pleasance for the last 10 years.

We were lucky enough to perform to packed houses and achieved the coveted Sell-Out run status!

We were performing in the Queen Dome which is a 170 seater, so lovely and big.

Such a great challenge as an actor to learn 21 short plays which such a great team and now there is a whisper of a London transfer so fingers crossed and I’ll keep you informed…….

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Masked Up for the Gods!

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I just wanted to post a little something about my last show Vervain Theatres The Bacchae.

The production was in full mask which made it very tough going rehearsal wise but incredibly rewarding as an actor.

I played the Chorus leader which meant I had several speeches all over 2 pages long, again another challenge.

What I loved about it the process was it thoroughly flexed all my creative muscles, learning new skills and remembering old. In a way it made me fall back in love with theatre in the traditional sense. My passion still lies in new writing, helping to create pieces which make statements about the world today. However, working on something so ancient as Euripides you see the foundation of theatre today in the making. Comedy and Tragedy interlocked to hit a powerful message home without putting of the watcher.

Clever stuff and not just for the academic fuddie duddies.

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Also some great pics from Ben Broomfield Photography as well.

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The Legacy

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My new play ‘The Legacy’ by Angela Clarke is debuting at the Tristan Bates Theatre at 3pm on the 16th & 17th of December 2014. The Cast (myself, Lucinda Westcar and Ray Bullock Jnr) and the Director (Michael Beigel) are raring to present this topical comedic show to the masses. The promotional image has also just been finalised and looks wonderful. (Photo by Ben Broomfield) Tickets are only ¬£5 too so an economical way to experience the very best in cutting edge theatre at the very beginning of its theatrical journey. Website link is here I can’t wait and hope to see some familiar faces there!

Legacy-Poster

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The Kat and Monocle

  |   Model Shoot   |   No comment

I recently had the pleasure of working with Kat from Kat and Monocle to shoot her latest collection.

Very beautifully drawn animal prints with a quirky edge to them. They sell on T-shirts, cards, pottery and even bunting.

She has a stall on Saturdays on Broadway Market in East London but its about to launch her new website with online shop so get looking as there is something in her collection for everyone.

My personal favourite is the Cat in a Top Hat.

She also takes commissions so if your pet deserves to be preserved for all eternity this is definitely a more appealing alternative to taxidermy.

Kat and Monocle stall on Broadway Market

Check out and Like her Facebook page Here

 

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Tweed Run

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For those of you that don’t know the Tweed Run is a Metropolitan bike ride through the centre of London wearing your finest Tweeds on your most sporting vintage bicycle.

Every year the ride gets bigger and bigger and I have been lucky enough to be asked to be involved.

Their new galley on their website is up and running and definitely worth a visit if you like all things dashing.

https://tweedrun.exposure.co/the-tweed-run-london-2011-winter#_

pip pip!

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