I have archived a lot of this years blog into THE VAULT, a new page on here. There are still one or two items I need to add to the vault from this year, don't worry they aren't lost.
So, what's happening? Busy times...I'm involved in some interesting projects over the next few weeks...first up...
Utter the word with dread 'PANTO' - I swore I would never do one, hate panto with a passion, but not this panto. This is by Andrew 'Barney' McHugh, and it's an 'Adult' Panto, bit of a Sinful Christmas Cracker...;)
Prince Smarming had it all… wealth, power, looks and enough meat to go with his two veg that everyone always thought he was pleased to see them. But the one thing Prince Smarming did not have was love. He longed to meet a nice girl and settle down - so that the Queen will stop nagging him! One magical night at a Castle Ball he finally met the girl of his dreams but after a too-brief liaison his dream woman skipped into the night and has not been seen since.
Can Prince Smarming find his true love? Can Baron Bigot thwart him? Will the Giant be a help or hindrance on his quest and is Dame Average all (or more) than (s)he's cracked up to be? Come and join the gang as they journey through fairyland and have some sexscapades along the way…
If Christmas is about giving and fun for all the family then this is not the show for you but if your festive mood includes jokes that are rude, crude and covered in cheese and a few sing-songs thrown in for good measure than get down to the Dancehouse Theatre for a Panto that's made in Manchester and not for the faint-hearted! Written by Andrew McHugh (Every Other Tuesday and Doormen) this comic pastiche of all things Panto is guaranteed to get your xmas pecker perky!
A Manchester Panto for grown ups!
The Prince - Dean Smith
The Giant - Neil Bell
Dame Average - Misty Chance
The Baron - Joe O'Byrne
The Narrator - Edward Barry
Peasant Girl - Amy Doyle
Peasant Girl - Natalie Pike
The Queen - Hannah Margaret
The Mistral - Richard Barry
Groupon members can get two tickets for £15 (Up to 55% off)
For booking and more information visit Groupon at: http://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/manchester/The-Dancehouse/14268124?nlp=&CID=UK_CRM_1_0_0_345&a=11
Thursday 27th December - 8.30 pm - TICKET AGENT
Friday 28th December - 8.30 pm - TICKET AGENT
Saturday 29th December - 4.00 pm - TICKET AGENT
Saturday 29th December - 8.30 pm - TICKET AGENT
For ages 15+, please note the show contains bad language and scenes with sexually explicit content.
Tickets £10 each for group bookings of 8 or more.
Tickets available from Ticketline and Quay Tickets websites. Tickets £15 ( £ 12 )
Get yourselves down there, enjoy the show (a CRACKER from Andrew McHugh) and have a few bevvies in the bar with us after, below are a few pics from rehearsals...Joe xx
Film Project: SURVIVING ALBA...TOP SECRET...
STRICTLY NEED TO KNOW BASIS ONLY...
This is ANGEL DELGADO, writer and director. And there's not much more I can tell you about this yet, other than it's one of the most creative crews I have ever worked with. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
BLADE RUNNER: The Stage Version
A brand new adaptation of BLADE RUNNER (January 30th – February 2nd) from IAN WINTERTON (Sherica) and BRIAN GORMAN (Everyman). Probably one of the most influential pieces of 80’s cinema, Blade Runner is the futuristic tale of a Policeman assigned to track down and terminate four rogue androids who have returned to earth seeking their maker. This stripped back fringe adaptation, a Lass Premiere, considers profound questions of what it actually means to be alive and, who defines what constitutes life. Starring JOE O'BYRNE (Deckard) and NATALIE MARIE PERRY (Rachael).
Directed by IAN CURLEY, produced by GARETH KAVANAGH.
Last Bite of The Shark; Last Night of I'M FRANK MORGAN - Tonight!
Well as this run of I'M FRANK MORGAN comes to an end I have to say the audiences have been fantastic and seemed to unanimously enjoy it. It's the third outing of the production, each time getting great reviews, each outing has been a radical re-interpretation.
Tonight is the last night of the show and the last time Frank will be seen in Salford or Manchester for a while. Come and see what had the critics buzzing; Director IAN CURLEY's dramatic new version of a tense psychological chiller thriller and witness Frank Morgan taking on his toughest opponent yet...Title Fight; the fight of Frank Morgan's life...book yourself a ringside ticket and hope to see you there.
This is beyond doubt the most powerful interpretation of the character so far - the last ten minutes are chilling to the extreme - and it really sets out the road for where I will be taking Frank Morgan next. He still has a journey within Tales from Paradise Heights, we haven't seen the last of the shark.