Monday, October 21, 2013

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

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.

Oh yeah.

Hopefully the next post will be on my blinging new site.

Until then!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

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...?!

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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...

Friday, July 20, 2012

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:

Fabled Bongo

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.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Postcards from Hyperdrive

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.

In amongst the Fabled fabulousness I'm also heading out to Lois of the Lane it up at Jackson's Lane's Postcards Cabaret Curiouser and Curiouser this Friday the 29th of June at 8:30pm, curated by the inimitable Crimson Skye. The line up is supergreat!   Get your bums down there if you can.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ah-yeah!

We are GO for Edinburgh Fringe tickets!

I repeat:

GO for Edinburgh Fringe tickets!

Yup, the programme launch for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe is today and you may now buy muchos tickets for Fabled - woo hoo!

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.

You can buy tickets for the 10th of June here.

Have a nose at the rest of the Holloway Arts Festival programme - loadsa great stuff on.

I had great fun at the Boxing Rabbit Launch Party last week and am really relishing the crazy Fabled deadline I'm up against.

GOOD TIMES!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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:

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

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Yes I Can(nes)

I should most definitely be asleep right now for tomorrow I need to awaken at 4am to head to the airport for a whistlestop trip to Cannes for the Film Festival for 2 days.  A manic exciting trip is just what I need in the midst of show preparation madness.  Please hold it together brain.  Woo!

The first draft of the 'Fabled' script is finished as of Wednesday this week and casting of voiceovers and song writing begin.

I should probably pack.  Yes.