This summer is looking to be a rather enjoyable one with me disappearing off to 3 festivals: Glastonbury, Latitude and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as part of the Gawkagogo Freakshow:
“A new fast-paced, edgily funny modern rockabilly pop-culture twist on a classic freakshow – but compacted in time and space! Using the classic grind show format, Gawkagogo Freakshow consists of a rapid-fire, action-packed 15-minute freakish variety bill. The show features quick-change cartoon-style costumes, weird puppetry, stage illusion and audience interaction, to produce an experience unlike anything the audience has ever seen before. Introduced and run by the trio of Gawkagogo hosts, the Freakshow features a varying bill including some of the acclaimed Gawkagogo roster of characters, like: Elephant Man Elvis (“Comedy Genius” LONDON EVENING STANDARD), Dali Parton, Norma Guntz and her Tom Jones Tumour, Dennis Hopperfield The House Fly Liberarnie, Mentalo: Master Of Mentalism, The Invisible Man Magician.”
Gawkagogo‘s ‘C*nt Bingo’ was nominated for “Most Original Act” in the this year’s Ministry of Burlesque Awards following our appearance at Candy Box in February. I thoroughly enjoyed meself, dancin like a loon, at the awards ceremony at The Pigalle Club on Sunday. (No one was harmed during said dancing. Well, as far as I know.)
With all of this cabaret stuff I seem to have got myself into, it’s about time I sorted out my own act, which is what I’m doing right now. More on this soon…
I also want to get some music stuff on here, so I should be sorting that out and uploading it when it’s ready to go.
Old news that I didn’t get round to posting in time:
I was one of the voices in the afternoon play ‘Delayed Departures’ last week on Radio 4, written by Matthew Solon, Produced/Directed by John Dryden and starring Matthew Solon, Samantha Bond and Robert Gwylim. Bizarre to be doing Airport Announcements after Glitch! Here’s me (whilst we were recording in a hotel room) with some of the equipment, looking like a Russian Spy:
Ooh, here’s another photo of me (it’s all me, me, me…) as the Demon Barber Bearded Lady in Gawkagogo‘s Damnation Alley at The Texas Chainsaw Travelling Horror Picture Show‘s 1st Birthday Massacre in March:
Photo courtesy of Stef Lindeque.
It was rather freezing in my doorway, but it was well worth it.
Right, back to shaking my brain around a bit to see what comes out…