Good grief – that’s a long gap in posting, even for me.
After the full on (lovely) last minute craziness of getting Fabled up to Edinburgh last year (THANK YOU TO ALL WHO MADE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE!) I decided to take what has turned out to be the last year or so “off” for some much needed re-calibration of all things Lois, career and otherwise. I muchly recommend such a course of action now and then – feeling nice and streamlined over here. Mmm.
Suffice to say, my sights are well and truly focussed, all my percolations are ready to be harvested, or sommat, and there shall soon be new website action (again) and other online-y stuff and all of those guns ablazin’, muthaflippas.
Hopefully the next post will be on my blinging new site.
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.
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!
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.
So, despite it somehow not feeling like it did, Fabled most definitely happened on the 10th of June at the Holloway Arts Festival. Big thanks to all who made it down. I have no idea how it all came together so quickly but it did and it worked!
I’ve been watching the video footage and am in the process of fine tuning it all: re-writing, re-recording making some more decisions about the world it inhabits, design ideas etc with my rocksteady creative team of Angela Gasparetto, Jinne Stiksma, Christopher Hone, Seth Rook Williams and Tim Frost for my (as yet to be organised) preview dates in London at the end of July before it heads off to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (you can book tickets here…) as well as firing out all the admin bits and bobs that need to be done too.
I’m also making a promo video for the show with my partner in crime Geoffrey Sautner of Mazibel Productions which I’m very excited about. It’s all go and it’s all going to be AMAZEBALLS.
Manic… sorry – focussed preparations for its first performance on the 10th of June at the Holloway Arts Festival are well underway and I am really looking forward to it. So many great people involved in bringing it all together. The voiceovers are all pretty much recorded now and a mammoth soundscape build is in the diary for Saturday for rehearsals next week.
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…