Just to say on Thursday last week I went with Sam and Anna to a drama day at Redhill R N I B the other Freewheelers their were Rachel Wendy and Jamie who helped run the day the theme of the day was Carnival and all the people attended I think enjoyed it. This was only a planning day the actual week is at the end of March.
In Drama this week Rachel Barnett came in and we talked about the next Freewheelers project in will about Resistance. This week were split into pairs I was with Stephen and we pushed against each other pretending one of us was the wind and the other had to stop themselves being blown over.
CHRISTMAS CARDS DIY
Just to say the Freewheelers have started working on our Christmas Card for the computer we all dressed in Father Christmas outfits and danced and sang to the tune of Rocking Around the Christmas Tree.
GOOD SHOW, YCIITU !
I think the show went well on Thursday. Everyone who saw me said they enjoyed it both Bertie and Your Call. I also enjoyed them both.
I have just started going to Drama on Tuesday morning to rehearse the Bertie Bear story this will be filmed the the technical crew and shown at the October performance.
You may not know the Freewheelers are going to Leatherhead Theatre on Monday for a sneak showing of Your Call for a selected audience.
EPSOM + PLAY IN A WEEK
On Wednesday I went to Epsom College to help out for the Freewheelers dance show on the theme of the Olympics I helped with giving out programmes and putting leaflets on seats.
I am also in PIAW (Play in a week) at the Nomad Theatre in East Horsley Surrey all next week the show is called Big Top Underworld and it about a rubbish circus. I do know know my character yet but I will let you know when I do so.
YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US - 2
Just to say that in Your Call Is Important To Us. I think I am playing a man who is attachted to a voice on the Telephone Customer Compliants Service. He even has a picture of what he thinks she looks like.
The man keeps phoning up to hear the same voice but he as no luck. This character does not have a name yet but if or when? he does I will let you know.
YOUR CALL IS (STILL) IMPORTANT + FILMING US
Just to say the Liightning Pictures vsiit to film us on Monday went well. The story was about two young people, we are asked to join a local Drama group. they were reluctent at first but by the end of they day they wanted to come again. Another cast member was a female wheelchair user. For Your Call Is Important to Us, we all enjoyed Monday apart from having to do the same scenes over and over and over again. this was a a bit annoying
MAN WITH NO NAME
I know my character for Your Call Is Important To Us. It is a man who phones a Customer Complants Phonne Service bacause when he did so once before he fell in love with the voice on the other end so he phones up all the time to hear the same voice but so far no luck. He even has a picture of what he thinks the lady in question looks like. He has no name but I may try and call him Tom.
On monday Rachel Barnett the author of Your Call Is Important To Us came in to see how we are doing with her play. She said she likes it so far. We also talked about our characters, mine is called Tom and he lives in bed sit in London and is a train spotter. I will tell you more when I know it. I also managed some of my lines without my script.
YOUR CALL IS IMPORTANT TO US
Just to say that Rachel Barnett the author of Your Call Is Important To Us came this week and we showed her the play so far and she was impressed. She said she may write another scene later on. The parts have not been casted yet so I will email again when they have.
BYE BYE BAGGY
I have just finished performing in this years PIAW (Play In A Week) Big Top Underworld at the Nomad Theatre in East Horsley. The show was about a failing circus called Rocco's in the 1920, I played Baggy the clown. the performances were yesterday night at 7.30 and today at 2.30pm I enjoyed both of them the same I think but will tell you if I change my mind on this mater
Just to say I have just started going to Drama on Tuesday morning to rehearse the Bertie Bear story this will be filmed the the technical crew and shown at the October performance.
You may not know the Freewheelers are going to Leatherhead Theatre on Monday for a sneak showing of Your Call Is Important To Us for a selected audience. I will tell how this goes later in the week.
We had two performances of our latest show Earthrise this week. One was on Tuesday October 21st in the evening with the help from the children and St Peters School in Leatherhead this was at the Leatherhead Theatre. The second show was at the Nomad Theatre in East Horsley Surrey this was part of a drama and theatre training day the Freewheelers doing that date for this show was Friday October 24th. The morning of the Training day was telling everyone about drama and theatre work as for some of them they had never done this before. we also had a warm up during the morning. In the afternoon after lunch we had the perormce itself with the help of the Service users. Before the show began I told the audience the basic story of the show with the help of some other Freewheelers. In the show itself we had help from some of there Service Users. I think both performances went well
I have been busy. Last week we were given the script for our show for the drama festival in May. The show is called Earthrise and I am playing Mission Control.
JIM & BERTIE - FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS
Jim does take Bertie to Disneyworld in Florida. Unfortunately Jim takes his head of the Bertie Bear costume and is intervied by the Disney Security staff as tking your head off is a sackerble offence in Disneyoworld and it upsett a little girl. The interview is done as Berti the Bear thinking he is a real Bear not a costume.
Just to tell you that the performance of Earthrise at the Leatherhead Theatre on May 14th went really well. I played Mission Control and I think I did quite well as did the others. We also went to the awards on Saturday May 17th and the Freewheelers won an award called the Richard Houghton award. I am not sure what it was for but if you want to know I think Viv knows all about it.
Last Monday in Drama we had an animater called Mathew Dean visiting. We made a Luner Landscpe out of Plaster of Paris for are prestentation for the Leatherhead Drama Festival in May at the Leatherhead Theatre where Sir Micheal Caine presents some of the awards I am not sure weather we have been accepted yet to be in the festival but Viv will let us know when she knows. I enjoyed this session and I got Plastered(not drunk).
I know I said I liked both shows the same last week but now in discussion with the rest of the group I have decided I liked the Friday Nomad one best for two reasons: One, the venue was smaller and two, we knew more of the audience.
Last week a man called Anthony Steel came to Drama he is an Animator and he may help animate Your Call Is Important To Us. I think he will come again. Also Rachel Barnett the author of the play is due to come in soon. I did manage some of the show without my script.
Last but not least I and some other Freewheelers are going to PIAW (Play In A Week) planning meeting this Sunday. I think the theme is about the Circus and also Job opportunities for Drama.
PLANNING Play In A Week 09
Two weeks ago on Sunday some other Freewheelers and myself went to the planning day for this years PIAW. it was at the Nomad Theatre and the show is called Big Top Underworld and it is set in a Circus in the Twenties the circus is rubbish and no-one gets on with each other. I do know my character yet and I cannot remember the actual PIAW week dates at the moment I will tell you more when I know it.
Just to say I went this week to the Nomad theatre for for this years PIAW. The Show is called Big Top Underworld. and as I said last week it is about a rubbish circus in the 1920s the name of the circus is Rocco's and my character is Baggy the clown.
I will tell you more later in the week when I get to know it.
Just to a lady came today called Rachel Barnett to talk about our next project. Just before she started to discuss this we all said how last weeks performances went and said they both went well although most people preferred the Friday Nomad one as we new more of the audience there as it was smaller. Our next show may be about a Dessert Island with know name yet. This week we split into pairs and had to say how the Islands different features got their names I was with Andrew who is Jamie Stewarts helper and our feature was Death Dessert we said it gots its name when cave men went there many years ago and got bitten a deadly snake and now the snake always appears if it senses movement. I will tell you more as the show develops Rachel will come back in a few weeks.
I really enjoyed PIAW (Play in a Week) at the Nomad Theatre inv East Horsley and I liked eating the cake with my picture on.
From Epsom to PIAW
I really enjoyed the production (Dance & Film, 16th July at Epsom College) and us getting a stading ovation. and I am looking foward to next weeks Play in a Week at the Nomad Theatre.
Jim & Bertie
With Anta (my writing tutor) I am inventing a character called Jim who likes dressing up in a bear costume to amuse the local children where he lives in the North of England. The Bear's name is Bertie and Jim takes him to the Disney Studius in the United States to see if they can use him in any way. I will tell you more when I know it.
In Drama this week a man called Mathew Dean visted he is a cartoon animater we we showed each other examples of our work, He also told us all about how cartoons are made.
ANDY MARBER: DAY IN THE LIFE OF A ROYAL HAND
Being a Royal Hand is not as wonderful as it sounds; you have to get up early and be washed then you have to sign loads of boring documents which wear you out. Then you have to shake the hands of other people, god knows where thay have been and what thay have been doing. You have to stroke the Royal Corgis however dirty they may be. Then you may have to have a White Glove put on you which makes me really hot sometimes. you never get a moment to rest. I would not recommend it to it anyone.
JACK & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMSTALK
Just to say how last week's show went. It was called Jack and the Technicolour Dreamstalk and mainly had character form Jack and the Beanstalk and Joseph in it but it did have other characters from other pantomimes in as well. I played the title role of Jack the show was aT the Development Centre on October 10 and 11th both shows started at 7.30pm and I think they both went well. I was also in a local paper as the Puppet of Jack was made to look more like me.
What I thought of the filming session at the Nomad (Theatre in East Horsley) on August 6th and 13th - I really enjoyed both weeks and my favourite part of the first week was when we came on in groups when I was with Sonas, Stephen, and I think Anthony OS. On the second week my favourite part was then we all gave the Helium ballons to Vince and he floated into the sky.
I have been enjoying Drama the last few weeks. I enjoyed PIAW(Play in a Week) at the Nomad Theatre in which I was an Amerrican Preeacher. I also liked seeing the lady from ESSO who may be interested in doing a project with her ESSO colleagues and the Freewheelers later in the year. I hope it goes well. I look foward to filming at the Nomad Theatre on Monday August 6 and 13, I am sure it will go well.
I'm going to write a play. Somebody else will direct it, possibly Vinny. Anita Sullivan writes a 'play in a week', has written for Radio 4, and so on, and she will be our writing tutor.
In 1989 I was one of the first five Freewheelers. The first production we did was a radio play recordedon Viv's tape recorder. It was called 'Murder at Gruesome Manor'. I really enjoy being a Freewheeler. I mainly like playing comical parts. At the moment we are making a Freewheelers film company.
I have been a member of the Company for a long time.