It’s Halloween and we’re feeling spooky. We love any reason to dress up, drink and dance – the triple D!
This Halloween is extra special though, as we’re heading back to Bristol – Stoke’s Croft to be précised. Our super duper talented housemate, Chris White, is an incredible poet. An insanely, profoundly, hilariously great one, at that. HE’S GOING PLACES!
But anyway – he’s written a play, called Bart, and wanted us to bring it to life. So for Sharp Teeth at The Art House we performed Bart – the spooky tale of Ellis and Ella two brats who receive a Cat (played by Kat) for Christmas. We’ve recruited Hugh McCann to inject the show with keyboarding insanity and a flashing head torch.
It’s been so fun. And we had a hilarious time. Nora has lost her voice from screaming and screeching as the little brat Ellis. Dora gave up on the lines half way through, but styled it out as the precocious Ella. And Kat’s face is still completely red from smearing it with fake blood during her death scen...
Yesterday we did some scratching. Not the DJ kind of scratching, but a scratch performance of We Are Ian.
The Bike Shed Theatre holds various Framework Scratch nights, where artists from around the area can show little bits and bobs, ideas and snippets of projects they are working on. Afterwards we got to feedback to one another, eat delicious Bike Shed pies and talk about how great we all are.
It was great, we used the platform to test how we should best show Ian. Music, sound recordings, dances, crazy lighting and mime – everything but our voices? Currently these are all the materials we are using to bring Ian to the stage. We wanted to see if the audience got a good sense of Ian – and what bits did that the best.
The music went down the best – as we expected. One thing we can say that’s super cool about this project is that we get to spend hours listening to some seriously great house tunes. Music immediately takes people back, transporting them to a place and time. And something we...