The Actors Centre (London) Face to Face
Solo Theatre Workshops
April 10th 10.30 am – 5.30 pm Introduction to Solo Theatre
April 24th 25th 28th 10.30 am – 5.30 pm Advanced Solo Theatre
Guest membership is possible just let me know if you are interested
The Advanced course only makes sense if you have attended a Face to Face workshop before
(including the introduction on April 10th – a good chance to see if the techniques are useful)
Sunday 19 February 6.30pm
A comic journey through female roles and dress codes via "the knicker factor" school discos and errant sperm through the eyes of one young woman who wants to be a Beatle.
SIX stars and one of the Best of the Fest in the Edinburgh Evening News:
Claire Dowie's award-
Still angry, still hilarious, and still right, Why is John Lennon Wearing a Skirt? is phenomenal. This is not only a blistering rally cry for gender equality, but also a life-
Friday 17 February 6.30pm
AND THE ROPE STILL TUGGING HER FEET
written and performed by CAROLINE BURNS COOKE
Three Five Star Reviews from The Argus Remote Goat and Fringe Guru
ARGUS ANGEL AWARD WINNER and nomination for BEST DRAMA
ARGUS REVIEW ★★★★★
"Never sit on a boy's lap ...
unless there is the thickness of a telephone directory between you."
Caroline Burns Cooke has written and performs a funny, life affirming piece that bristles with humanity. It starts with a prayer and ends with that same prayer, underlining the journey, before the final coda squeezes the heart. And The Rope ...' is dark, enthralling, and unremittingly entertaining; a one woman show inspired by 1984's Kerry Babies scandal, when an Irish mother was accused of killing her two children. Cooke and director Colin Watkeys have together succeeded in telling this extraordinary story with all the humour and immediacy of an Irish bar room raconteur, Guinness in hand, a light caress to the grim facts, a good yarn. She has you by the arm and you are immersed. Truth not drama informs a play '...dedicated to women who have suffered at the hands of mistaken ideologies'. It never preaches nor condemns, instead it squeezes the heart with a glint in the eye.
Saturday 18 February 4.45pm
written by Claire Dowie and performed by Cora Fenton
Irish Theatre Magazine
"top class comedy" Munster Express
"a perfect marriage of writer and performer"
"John Sheehy directs the piece with a lightness of touch"
Irish Theatre Magazine
Wednesday 17 February 6.30pm
Carlotta de Galleon A Fool for Love
"A class act, a star turn, Charlotte Gallagher will blow your mind."
A Feminist Romantic, Romance Fiction Fan who`s ... never been in love
"a dynamic piece of theatre"
Thursday 16 February 6.30pm
Martin Stewart performs his latest venture into the twilight world between science fiction and science fact forever seeking out alarming truths which are difficult to suppose but suppose them we must ...
Top research chemist Peter Rook's entire outlook on the settled nature of the universe was blown apart due to an encounter with a box. Peter, now transformed from scientist to seeker, attempts to persuade a new audience that things are ... 'not necessarily' as they seem.
Date and place tbc
Following the runaway success
Q & A with
"the funniest show in Edinburgh"
Herald Archangel Award winning
The Boris Johnson Chat Show
“five stars is not enough”
“biting and hilarious”
Celebrity guests booked include:
Donald Trump president of America
and leader of the free world
will be at the Omnibus Clapham
on 11th February 2017
Get Ready for Valentine's Day!
FIVE STARS from remotegoat.com ★★★★★
Review of Rosie Wilby: The Conscious Uncoupling
"Deeply moving Brighton Fringe Highlight"
From start to finish-
There are so many elements combined in this piece -
The key to the productions success is the writer/performer's ability to switch effortlessly between stand up comedy, recounting the communication between her past relationship ,by the clever use of reading emails from a tablet and balancing both with deeply moving and romantic writing of how the relationship evolved and hit the highs and lows. The piece never becomes over-
There are some hilarious moments -
Simple, effective but deeply moving -