Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What a to-do

Whilst all quiet on the blog front it's been all go in the real world...

My new show Super Situation was somehow finished in time after me spending most of the year hurtling at breakneck speed towards the ever looming deadline. We had a great couple of previews at Theatre 503 at the end of July and then off I headed to The Bongo Club for the whole of August for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wearing a Super Hero outfit almost every day for a month really ain't that bad and a great time was had by all. You can find reviews, photos and the rather wonderful Extraordinary Watch blog here.

I managed to get a great team on board to help me with the show (you knows it) and the plan now is to develop the show further and get ourselves a nice tour booked. Yum. Lots of work to be done.

Lois of the Lane also made a number of cabaret outings up at the Fringe this year including Sweet Venue's open mic night, the Generation Crunch night at Bedlam Theatre, the MOOnlight Sessions at the Cow Cafe in the Underbelly and last, but certainly not least - the Bongo Club Cabaret. Then, upon our return, she nipped straight off to do a gig in the teeny tiny Comedy Tent at the Offset Festival, where she ate lots of food and drank some oh-so-delicious free beer.

In Gawkagogo news, preparations are well underway for the next, re-vamped outing of the Gawkagogo Freakshow which will be rearing its beautifully ugly head on the 3rd of December at The Lowry in Manchester. I've got one half of a great new character to get my teeth into and some new Piggy antics to attack. Can't wait.

Some photos of three of the characters from the Freakshow, including me as the Pig Faced Girl, are up on Alexandra Jasper's website - taken for her collaborative 'Burlesque Grotesque' book project.

Finally, after picking up my geetar on Sunday for the first time in ages, I wrote a silly little song which there'll be a link to once I've got round to recording it. For now though, the to-do list must be tamed and the backlog of my life must be vanquished. Have at you!

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