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.
I’m back at The Betsey next Monday the 30th of May where I will be very pleased to be playing a couple of songs for John Hegley‘s monthly night.
The week after, on Saturday the 11th of June at 2pm, I’m going to be doing a one off performance of my show GLITCH in the Old Fire Station on Mayton Street (N7 6QT) for the Mayton Street Festival which is part of the Holloway Arts Festival. It’s freeeeeeee!
Circuit went down really well the week before last and Iris Theatre have plans afoot to get it on again. Here are some pictures of me as the malfunctioning musician android:
Making it for the Spotlight deadline, almost by the skin of my teeth, I’ve had some glorious new headshots taken by Kirill Kozlov. I’ve uploaded my favourites to the gallery page. Sarah Costley has taken some more great pictures of me too and they have also made their way to the gallery. I took this opportunity to do a bit of code spring cleaning so the whole page should work more smoothly. Along with this there are some more photos in the Production Shots section. (So many pictures of me…)
On Wednesday of this week, May the 14th, we have the last Gawkagogo Freakshow in this round of shows, in which I’ll be Pig-Faced Girl-ing and clowning around. Here’s the latest flyer:
It’s at Vibe Live, above the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane. It’ll be a superbly wrong evening’s entertainment. (Go on. You know you want to.)
Almost lastly – there’s a podcast on Youtube about the Wooden Swordsman test I was involved in in March. Here it is:
More information about the project can be found here.
Definitely lastly, and by no means least-ly – I’m going to be starting work on a new show imminently. I have no idea what it’ll be, but I’m rather excited nonetheless. Throw some money at me!! Updates when I have ’em.
Good grief, a whole heap of a lot of stuff has happened since I last posted on here. Wearisome wi-fi woe has been holding me back on the update front, but now I am victorious (haha wireless router – I have tamed you! Feel my power!) and ready to spill all sorts of beans and the like.
So, first up – Lois of the Lane, my cabaret creation. She’s a smiley silent comedy girl with a penchant for a bit of ridiculousness. The blurb so far:
Lois of the Lane – Nerd of few words. Snazzy dresser. Sharp mover. Lover of fine music and fine unexpectedness. Eater of cheese. Wearer of eyebrow. Purveyor of the most delicious bite-sized chunks of silent comedy this side of Vaudeville. You have been warned!
Each of my acts, otherwise known as ‘Random Acts of Ridiculousness‘ are around 4-5 minutes long and comprise of much stupidity 🙂 I currently have 3, (very nearly 4) ready and raring to go, entitled ‘Opus One’, ‘The Box of 1,000 Dances’ and ‘Showdown’.
My first gig at the opening night of Red Dress‘ Supper Club: ‘You Little Minx’ on the 29th of June was a storming success. This is me, mid ‘Box of 1,000 Dances’, photographed by Moira Lovell:
We had a fantastic time at the Glastonbury and Latitude festivals. A constant stream of people, endless queues to get in and a bit of coverage on Channel 4 in the form of Carling’s Festival Postcards. You can watch our bit in the show here:
Lastly, Gawkagogo joined the Fire Tusk Pain Proof Circus at their spectacular gig at The Roundhouse on the 27th of July, as part of the ‘Circus Front’ season. I had much fun clowning around as Hooters 🙂 Here be gallery:
(Actually, this is lastly – pictures from Glastonbury and Latitude:)
First up – my showreel is finally finished! Huge thanks to my flatmate Jamie for having all the necessary cables and bits and bobs to set me on the right track. The many long hours I spent sat alone in front of my computer have paid off and I’m very pleased with the final version. So, come one, come all – witness the glory!
(I’m a bit over excited. Can you tell?)
Secondly, ‘Small Talk‘ has won some kind of award. When I find out exactly what it was it’ll be put straight on my CV! It was screened again on the 15th of February at the NFT as part of Eat Our Shorts.