Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Siren Called

Thanks go out to everyone who attended Siren. I had a terrific time, as indeed did some of the audience. Or so they said! We got two favourable reviews, and sold out three out of the four nights. Well done to Paula, as well as the rest of the P-P crew who contributed, from the original reading, the showcase and the production itself. And well done too to Glenn Speers who played Geoff, and Paul Blinkhorn who directed. They may not be names familiar to you, but I have a feeling they will be soon.

Altogether it was a great experience. And not overwhelmingly expensive. If any other P-P members have one act plays out there, it's not a bad idea at least to consider the Camden Fringe. Talking of which, yesterday I along with Tony Diggle, Lynne O'Sullivan, Peter Thompson, Ninjaz and Ajay went to see Fox Girl Five, by Eddie Coleman. PT was impressed:

"Eddie Coleman has never written anything better and Amber Holmes did a superb job with these five wannabe Spice Girls. They really could perform and their second number (at the end of the show) received loud sustained applause such as you seldom hear on the Fringe. And the men were good too, not least the lugubrious Pete Picton. I just loved it".

And there's one more performance, today at the Lion and Unicorn at five o'clock. Indeed, if you stick around for half an hour afterwards, there's a performance of 'LIE BETWEEN LOVE AND DEATH' featuring Victoria Johnston. Two for the price of... two, but at least you don't have any more travel expenses. I'm going along, and expect to see you there as well.

If you can't make it tonight, it does however move to The Space on The Isle of Dogs
269 West Ferry Road E14
Tickets available at http://space.org.uk/ on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th August at 8pm.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Siren is Calling

There are a lot of P-Pers putting shows on at the Camden Fringe this year. I shall try and link to them all here, but pride of place definitely goes ( and I would say that, wouldn't I? ) to my very own Siren. You may remember it as Love Me Backwards. It's been retitled and is getting a full production at the Etcetera on August 10-13th at 7.30 p.m. and stars our very own Paula Gilbert, and someone who may be new to you, the equally handsome Glenn Speers. Read more about it here.

It would also be remiss of me not to mention Eamon McDonnell's play Tell It Like It Is which was P-Ped many a moon ago, which is on from 6 - 10 August, 9.30-10.30pm

at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre
42-44 Gaisford Street
Kentish Town
London NW3 2ED

"This darkly comic play recounts the meeting in 1927 New York between Mae West and silent screen icons Clara Bow and Louise Brooks. When Clara and Louise spirit Mae away to a hotel room from the cops they cannot know the craziness, both funny and dark, that will ensue".

Phillipa Tatham is presenting The Adventures of Sydney & Arabella: The Exiled Urban Foxes, again at the Etcetera at 4.30, on 13th and 14th.

If you rush over from the Camden Head, you could see the earlier "TeakShow's Twisted Sketches" with Jonathan Hansler and Jacqui Stirling, which has four dates, August 12-15, at 2.45 p.m.

Then again, Fox Girl Five by Eddie Coleman and directed by Amber Holmes is on at the Lion and Unicorn on 12-17th at five p.m. This features our very own Pete Picton as the manager of a new girl band, and charts their rise from first audition to first gig.

THERE ARE OTHERS! I'll add to them, as and when the info comes in.