I wanted to let you know where I will be in the coming months. Not every day - I'm sure you have better things to do than look through my entire diary - but there are a few highlights that I'd like to remind you about. There is some other news that I'm bursting to tell you about, but my friends at Hoipolloi have suggested that telling you now will be a bit like offering you cake that isn't yet iced! So I've agreed to wait for just a few more weeks.
In the meantime, this email is a reminder about these things:
- Me in a pub in Oxford
- Stories from an Invisible Town in Cambridge, Ipswich and Southwold
- A round-up of interesting things from some other friends
Join me in a pub in Oxford
I'm very excited about this one! As part of Oxford Playhouse's Playhouse Plays Out, I'll be popping into a pub in Oxford, where I'm going to be telling stories about the pub in Llangefni in Anglesey, North Wales. This will be on Wednesday 20 June, in the Angel and Greyhound on St Clements Street. The stories will be from Stories from an Invisible Town, my next show which I'm developing at the moment.
These special little story-telling sessions will only last for about fifteen minutes, and will be quite intimate with only five audience members! I'll be doing a few performances over the night but I wanted to let you know that there aren't many tickets left. The tickets are fantastically good value at just £2 leaving you change for the tipple of your choice and you can get them here.
I've also been asked to make sure you know that this show is 18+. Not because I'm telling very risqué stories (although I might be, you never know), but because this will be in a pub.
Stories from an Invisible Town
I just mentioned Stories from an Invisible Town, and you may remember that last time I emailed I told you about some work-in-progress showings coming up at The Junction, Cambridge. The last one of these is coming up very soon, and is your last chance to help me and my brother, Derwyn, and sister, Delyth, shape the show. That date is:
Delyth, Derwyn and I are also excited about joining in with summer festival fun at both Latitude and Pulse Fringe festival in Ipswich. I know July is a while away yet, but I thought you should know, in case you're still planning what you will do this summer, and you like camping. I hope I don't have to share a tent with Derwyn.
- Fri 26 May at 7.20pm at Pulse Fringe, Ipswich
- Sat 14th July at 11am at Latitude, Southwold
More details and tickets: here for the Junction, Cambridge; here for Pulse Fringe, Ipswich; and here for Latitude.
A round-up from some other friends
From my friends at Let Slip and The Blue Elephant Theatre...
"Reclaim the heavens! Cities in the sky! Concrete solutions!"
Machines for Living 22 May - 16 June 2012
Two architects believe they can design life. They move into the tower block they have designed, engineered to encourage kinship and social harmony. But can their marriage survive the stress of cuddling up to cockroaches, as the building degenerates and the blame falls on them?
Fusing dark humour with tragic scope, Lecoq-trained Let Slip bring their irreverent, visually arresting style to explore the legacy of Britain’s tower blocks.
For further information about this show, check out Let Slip's website
My friend Mick Barnfather has some workshops coming up, one of them is a special workshop in Stockholm to help his friends who has Als...
Benefit workshop Clown and Comedy, Stockholm 30 June - 2 July 2012
Clown and Comedy, London 13-17 August 2012
You can get the workshop details on Mick's website and you can get details of the Stockholm workshops by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s a little summary of that e-mail for you:
- I'm sharing some Stories from an Invisible Town with the help of The Junction, Cambridge and Pulse at the New Wolsey, Ipswich in May; Oxford Playhouse in June; and Latitude festival in July.
- Don't forget you can join in the conversation with me on Facebook, or Twitter at @hughhughes
I hope to see you soon,