Caitlin Moran’s article in The Times (magazine on sale tomorrow, well later today!)
Copy and paste of PR’s latest update email
Hope you’re all well? Marvelous. I’ve got lots of theatre and music stuff coming up, so hopefully you don’t mind me dropping you a quick line to plug all of it…
SOME PLAYS BY PAUL RICHARDS - NEW DATES!
Following the hugely successful UK tour last month (in which we covered over 2000 miles, performing the piece everywhere from Newquay to the Isle Of Skye), we’ve decided to keep this show running as we’re enjoying ourselves. We’ve got two performances next week…
Some Plays By Paul Richards @ The Bay Tree Cafe, Bury St Edmunds - Thursday 23rd May, 8pm, £5 - buy tickets
Some Plays By Paul Richards @ Wilf’s Cafe, Kendal - Saturday 25th May, 7.30pm, £5 - buy tickets
EDINBURGH FRINGE DATES CONFIRMED!
We’ll be bringing Some Plays By Paul Richards (starring myself and Hind Shubber, directed by Izzy Rees) and also a brand new show, Redundancy Club (starring Izzy and myself, directed by Sarah Ingram) to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. There will be some Cambridge previews in July of Redundancy Club in the cellar of CB2, more on that soon, but in the meantime here are the Edinburgh details:
Some Plays By Paul Richards @ City Nightclub, Edinburgh: 4th-9th August, 2.15pm, free entry
Redundancy Club @ City Nightclub, Edinburgh: 11th-23rd August, 2.15pm, free entry
I am also currently writing a late-night cabaret show for singer-songwriter Louise Hamilton called, Eartha Tydeville: My Husband’s Funeral Party, which will also be performed at the fringe, more details nearer the time.
AN EMBARRASSMENT OF RICHARDS - NOW ON YOUTUBE!
A few weeks back an incredible team of actors (Eifion Jones, Amelia Mary, Alan Hay, Emma von Schrieber and a few guests) teamed up with director Sarah Ingram to film a load of my plays. The shows were recorded in front of a tiny audience in the back room of a pub in Gamlingay, and most of them are now live (the final installment will go live this weekend). If you go here you can watch lovely new performances of: Toxic Tornado, When Jimmy Became James, Great Achievers, Reviewing Jonathan and Letters To Sparkle, with How About You on the way soon.
NEW PLAY AT MAD (ADC THEATRE BAR) ON SUNDAY 26TH MAY + HOTBED FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE!
WriteOn are performing my new play, The Nights Must Fly By as part of their MAD season at the ADC Theatre (bar), Cambridge on Sunday 26th May at 7pm. Also on the bill that evening there is a wonderful play called Multiple Choice by Jenny Scudamore and I’m acting in that one, playing a character called ‘He.’ The show will sell out so get in quick, tickets are £6 from here. Next month, my play, Toxic Tornado is being performed at The Junction (Junction 2) as part of the Hotbed Festival hosted by Menagerie Theatre - the show takes place on Sunday 14th July, 8.30pm start, tickets are £3 on the door.
THE DOWSING SOUND COLLECTIVE - ELY CATHEDRAL GIG TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
The Dowsing Sound Collective (formally known as Dowsing For Sound) will be playing at Ely Cathedral on Saturday 6th July, 7.30pm. It’s a huge show, I have the pleasure of being their drummer/percussionist and alongside the recently expanded seven piece band there is 110 singers…the set is ambitious, it should be a spectacular and (for us) terrifying evening. Tickets are on sale here - this is a complete one-off performance of our show titled, ‘Home.’
OTHER GIGS, RECORDING AND STUFF!
I have been recording drums/percussion with Fred’s House, The Prisoner Of Mars, The British IBM, Eureka Stockade, The Dowsing Sound Collective and Trevor Jones so far this year, with more sessions with different artists in the diary - for more information it’s best you head over to my drumming site. I’ve also got live gigs coming up with Eureka Stockade, Flaming June, The British IBM, The Prisoner Of Mars, The Dowsing Sound Collective and Fred’s House - reasonably up to date listings here.
Right, that’s enough from me. Hopefully catch up soon!
DIRECTOR OF THEATRE FOR LODESTAR FESTIVAL: www.lodestarfestival.com
Just received this update, please consider helping to fund this: Project Update #2: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey story by Steve Sullivan
Project Update #2: Stage 1 funded - dance like a horse!
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Hi, I want to share the incredible news that we’ve just hit the magical
figure of £20,000 for Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story!
This completes the funding for Stage 1 of the project, meaning that all the
interviews with Chris’ family, closest friends and colleagues can now be
shot to a professional standard. They’re going to be very funny, and a
tremendous insight into Chris’ mind and working method.
And you’ve all made that happen!!! Thank you all so much for your really
generous support. Thanks to you we got there in just over one incredible
But we can’t rest there. What needs to happen with the remaining 21 days on
Kickstarter is to make this the most complete documentary about Chris and
Frank’s work possible. So much of Frank Sidebottom’s best work was on TV.
And unfortunately those clips cost serious money to license. Sadly, it
doesn’t work like on Youtube; you can’t just use them in a documentary for
free. We really need the project to raise about £40,000 to be able to
license as much of this fantastic TV work as possible.
So please keep Facebooking, Tweeting, talking to people about this project,
emailing the poster and Kickstarter link to your friends and asking them to
come take a look and join this amazing party. We need as many backers as we
can find before the end of May, and together we’ll make a film that shows
the world just how amazing and unique Chris’ creative outpouring was.
But before we all rally and keep fundraising, let’s take a moment to bask
in the fantastic achievement of funding Stage 1! I can’t think of any
better way to celebrate than to share with you all this incredibly rare
video of Frank SIdebottom doing one of his funniest routines, ‘dance like a
horse’, from Timperley Labour Club, June 2008. Massive thanks to Russell
Unsworth for filming it and donating his footage to the cause. Frank
didn’t do this routine often, but when he did it’s pure rock’n’roll
If anyone asks you why Frank SIdebottom was funny, or why they should
donate to preserve Chris’ legacy, just direct them to this video…
Director - Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story
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