Ed Fringe #Day2

Greetings from glorious Edinburgh!

I arrived with an hour to spare via the ever Mega Megabus last night and am well and truly settled in to my new home for the next few weeks.  How lovely is the view 30 seconds from my digs…?!

The plan is that I’ll keep this here news page pretty regularly up to date (more so than usual) with my Fringey goings on…

I had a grand tech run this afternoon at The Bongo Club and got the first glance at the flyers for my show, designed by Paul Garner. I am bouncing about rather excitedly/in a daze.

The promo video is all done and uploaded and you can view its wonder here:

Big thanks to Geoffrey Sautner for doing the biz.

The preview of Fabled at Theatre503 was a resounding success, with me sweating off pretty much all of my make up (stingy eyes owwwwww!) and I’m PUMPED to give it my all for everyone who comes to be Fabled over the next month.

In a moment of madness today, I thought I’d start doing an Edinburgh Fringe video diary. FIRST INSTALLMENT HERE.  Who knows how regular this will be!

In other news, I’m now booked to do Gypsy Hotel on the 15th of September and there’ll be plentiful amounts of cabaret dates throughout this month at the Fringe.  I’ve also gone and put my songs on MySpace.

August, here I come…

Fabe-ulous

Fabled preparations continue at lightening speed: re-writes and records have been done, soundtrack tweeks continue, new props are materialising and rehearsals are going great guns at Jackson’s Lane – very grateful for the space!

The photo shoot for the show by www.mecaniques.co.uk was a resounding success:

…as was the video promo shoot, the fruits of which are headed imminently internet-wards.

My second London preview date is also now organised: catch Fabled next Tuesday the 24th at 7pm at Theatre503.
Details and tickets here.

Many things (like actually buying my train/coach ticket up to Edinburgh) are backing up but every day brings progress!

The Postcards Cabaret at Jackson’s Lane last month was a storming success (find amazing pictures of the night by AbsolutQueer Photography here) and, off the back of it, I’m performing on the Bandstand at the Secret Garden Party this Sunday.  Somehow I’m going to pull a 20 minute Lois of the Lane act out of the bag…

On top of all this, I’ve added a new song to my songs page.  Please find ‘Android‘ there for your delectation.

Sleeps.

Back in the fray

Freshly home from a useful recce to the Cannes Film Festival and yes, I have brought the sun back with me.  (I took the rain with me when I went, mind…)  Now stuck back into the ‘Fabled‘ preparations fray – under 3 weeks until the premier – CRAZY STUFF.

Taking some time out on Friday to perform one or maybe two of my Lois of the Lane variety acts at Boxing Rabbit‘s Launch Party.  Here’s the flyer:

For now, it’s back to ‘Fabled‘ logistics.  I feel a spreadsheet coming on…

Overdue update and new show ‘Fabled’!

Ahoy!  So, here’s my brand spanking new website ready for a fresh leap into creative action this Spring.  It’s been another quiet few months, blog-wise, around these parts but, as ever, stuff’s been going down.  The main thing was trying to find a new place to live and then getting settled in, but thankfully that’s all now done and dusted and I’m most definitely ready TO GET CRACKIN’.

In August I made a brief jaunt up to the Edinburgh Fringe where I made a couple of appearances at the Gorgeous George Cabaret Club, singing some of my songs and doing a bit of Lois of the Lane-ing.  Lovely to see everyone and get my Fringe fix.

September saw me popping up to Birmingham to Lois of the Lane at Barbara Nice‘s Jamboree at A.E. Harris.  A grand evening it was too.  For all of you Brum-based, the next one’s on Friday the 20th of April and you can book tickets now.

Here’s a picture of me doing ‘Alive and Amplified’ that night, picture by Graeme Braidwood:

There was also a great 1st Birthday Village Green in September, theme: Hotel vs Camping, where I performed Chris Issac’s ‘Blue Hotel’ with the lyrics changed to make it about an Hotel painted blue…

October saw another Village Green, this time the theme being Wonkavision and I Lois of the Lane-ed it up good and proper with my ‘Dance Fever’ act.

November saw me hosting a Pac Man vs Pac-a-Mac Village Green then, after the Crimbo hiatus, I was back in the driving seat on Friday the 13th of January at the ‘Bad Luck Cabaret’ at The Space with a BRAND NEW Lois of the Lane act called ‘Somewhere’ which went down a treat.  Here’s me gurning away as normal during the show, photo by Johanna Spiers:

January also saw another Village Green, the theme being Spelling Bee, where I performed Arthur Askey’s ‘The Bee Song’ with the lyrics changed to make it about a Spelling Bee (the reference was mostly lost as only one person in the audience had even heard of the song… ha!).

Aside from all of this, I’ve also been in the very early stages of rehearsal of a brand new play called ‘Kill the President’ by James O’Shea which should be on in London in September, funding dependent… and I’ve also hooked up with Angela Gasparetto who’s going to be helping me develop all aspects of my performance goings on – exciting times!

The BIG big news is that my new solo show is going to be premiering in June.  It’s called ‘Fabled’ and it will be showing, initially, for one night only at the Holloway Arts Festival at 5pm at Platform.  Details and tickets here.  Now I’ve finished my website, the task is to actually finish writing the show and get it all ready – I like a deadline!  More dates for the show following shortly, all being well…

2012 – I’m comin’ atcha!

Fundraiser on the 17th

I’m going to be Lois of the Lane-ing as part of a variety fundraiser for Whizz Kidz at The Bedford in Balham on Sunday the 17th of July.  I’ll be doing 3 of my 5 minute acts.  There will also be, for your pleasure, a ventriloquist, acoustic guitar, a dj, a band, and some vocalists.  It runs from 3pm – 8pm and tickets are £8.50 – you can buy them on the door 🙂

Cropped and ready to rock!

I appear to have had all my hair chopped off 😀  Renders my headshots slightly out of date, but it certainly feels good!  Hello Summer.  The pixie-esque crop will have useful photographic evidence soon-ish.

In less hair-based news – my show GLITCH made another appearance last week: I was support to 2 bands at The Lexington in Angel.  Wasn’t sure how it would go down in a gig setting, but it worked surprisingly well!

This Saturday I’m off out to do some Lois of the Lane air guitaring at The Stag’s Head in Hoxton for the legendary night that is Gypsy Hotel.  I’ve even bought me some rockin’ wristbands for the occasion.  Splendid.