Calabash Is Open!

After a delayed Press Night, Goodnight Mrs Calabash has finally opened! It was a very pleasant evening last night with a very warm response from a full house audience! The performance will continue until June 24th. This is the first time the musical has ever been performed, so see it while you can! Keep an eye out for reviews…

Tickets for can be bought from this link:

This week I am also heading back to the Archola to work as a production engineer in the Archola Tent for upcoming performance "Walking The Tightrope" by Mike Kenny.


"Every year
Right at the end of summer
Just before the leaves turn brown and
fall from the trees
Esme comes to stay
With her Nanna and Grandad
Every year
Some things stay the same
And some things change."
But this year Nanna is not there...and the circus has come to town.

A beautifully lyrical play about the special bond between children and their grandparents. Written by Mike Kenny (The Railway Children; Boy with a Suitcase),
Walking the Tightrope was the first recipient of Arts Council England's Award for Playwrighting for Children & Young People.
Suitable for ages 5+
Directed by Owen Calvert-Lyons
Designed by Neil Irish
Lighting Design Charlie Lucas
Composer & Sound Designer Ed Lewis
Cast Rosanna Miles, Kenneth Alan Taylor

Tickets available via this link:

New Calabash!

Unfortunately, Ben (who was playing Jimmy Calabash) will be unable to perform the part of Jimmy in "Goodnight Mrs Calabash" due to illness, however he is on the mend which is brilliant, and we have found a Tim Frost who will step in to play Jimmy in the performance! Thank you so much Tim!

Show previews again this Saturday and Sunday (26th and 27th May) with press night now being on Tuesday 29th May! Tickets can be booked from the Gatehouse's website:

Hope to see you there for this fantastic new musical!!!!

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Delayed Opening!

Unfortunately, due to an actor falling ill we have had to delay the opening of Goodnight Mrs Calabash! We are hoping to open late next week, but dates are still to be confirmed. Watch this space for further details. In the mean time:-

Tickets for the performance will be able to be booked from this website:

Previews of the songs and other information about the show can be found on this website:


Goodnight Mrs Calabash!

This week I have been in tech for the new musical "Goodnight Mrs Calabash" by Ovation, performing "Upstairs at The Gatehouse" with previews starting tomorrow (17th May) and Press-Night on Tuesday 22nd! Make sure you come down and see it, it is a fantastic show! Its on until 24th June!

GMC Back with dates

Great Reviews!

Reviews are starting to come in from our performance of "Reach Out And Touch Me" from last week, and they're all great!!!!

4 Stars from "" -
5 Stars from "What's Peen Seen?" -

Pictures and sounds from the show can be found on my "Reach Out and Touch Me" page. Click here to open the page.

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After The Rainfall

This week has seen the second stage of devising on Curious Directive's new show "After The Rainfall". The piece has a work-in-process showing on Sunday 6th May at "The Junction" as part of their "Festival of Performance". This is what the Junction have to say on the show:

Taken from:

curious directive - After The Rainfall (CREDIT - Design - Andreas Brooks) web

After the Rainfall is a new piece of work currently being devised by Fringe First winning company curious directive (Your Last Breath, 2011). This showing will be the first time the ensemble has aired their ideas about the project to the public.
The piece is a response to Britain’s current place in our interconnected world. It creates three stories and imagines one in the future, and interweaves ideas about British colonialism based upon territory, natural resources, artefacts and the woman who binds this all together as our figurehead, our monarch.
Come and see a selection of movement sequences, scenes and ideas for storyboarding currently under development, and then join the ensemble for a Q&A session. Audience feedback is a vital stage of the company's devising process, and curious directive are keen  to develop a creative dialogue with the audience at Sampled. 
* A work in progress sharing (15 day version).

Made with the generous support of Watford Palace Theatre and Escalator East to Edinburgh.