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:
My next gigs will be at The Vaudeville Cabaret Club during the last 10 days of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. When I have exact dates, I’ll post ’em.
I’m getting some ‘Lois of the Lane‘ promotional photos done, then there’ll be a whole re-vamp of my website to accommodate my new alter ego. Lots and lots to do…
Next – The Gawkagogo Freakshow!
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:
Now it’s off to the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with us and the micro carny tent. Information and stuff here. We’re on from the 18th – 27th of August, playing every 15 minutes from 7pm – 9pm and we are one of the 20 must-see acts at the Edinburgh Fringe. You definitely must see us then.
While we’re up there, Paul‘s got another exhibition going at the Hula Juice Bar, Grassmarket. Details 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:)
(Image above: courtesy of Sonny Malhotra – Reportage Photography.)