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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

News! Comedy Sketches, Back On The Stand-Up Wagon, Play Goes To Vienna

It's been a busy few months for me, my lovely lady and I got engaged and bought a house at the same time (always a good idea), so it's mostly been wedding planning and house renovating.

However, it's all settled down a bit now so I'm chomping at the bit for new (and resumed) projects.  I'll start doing stand-up again soon, with one or two gigs starting to get confirmed.  Maybe not quite as often as before, however, I'd like to focus a little more on making things I can keep, such as my poetry and other writing and also a bit more filming.

I've started filming some comedy sketches I've written. Here's the first. I'm going to be having fun making lots of technical filming and screen acting mistakes (there were a few on this one) and then trying to avoid the same make on subsequent shoots.

So this is Detective Jack, an exciting new British cop drama. After the apparent murder of a young woman, a renegade detective who doesn't play by the rules sets out to prove that it was just an unfortunate accident.

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Starring me (obviously), Hannah Cheetham as 'Hannah', and Darren Latham as 'Simon Dray'.

Also in exciting news, we're reviving Lost Angel In A Hostile City and taking it to Vienna at the beginning of October.  I'll update as things are finalised.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Video: 'Old Bill, New Media' - Online Promotional Short For Channel 4's Babylon

This is a bit exciting - I'm in about 8 seconds of this, from about 1:10.  It's an online short for Channel 4's new series of Babylon, suggesting 3 terrible schemes to improve the Met Police's PR.  It was great fun to film.

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You can vote for your favourite of the three (VOTE WIFI BOBBIES!) at the Old Bill, New Media website.

Monday, 17 November 2014

"Precise and Dapper"

So Dying For It finished a little over a week ago, but I was extremely busy and didn't share any new about that at the time.  It was great fun and I thought I'd take the opportunity to blow my trumpet a little.  As well as our collective trumpet.  Or tuba, perhaps.

We had a lovely 4 star review from Plays To See, which included this rather flattering quote:

"However, once the first suicide groupie arrives (intellectual Aristarkh, played precise and dapper by Phil Hatchard) the script and cast really find their rhythm, and the production's as compelling as it is entertaining from that moment on."

So that's nice.

Our final night was also attended by the play's writer, Moira Buffini, and she was delighted with the production, which is a lovely thing for an actor to hear.

Onwards and upwards.  I'm taking a bit of a breather from performing things until the New Year, I think, including stand up comedy (though I may make one or two exceptions to that).  Not least because I've got my hands pleasantly full with house-buying and wedding-planning.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Next Play: Dying For It

@ The Brockley Jack Theatre, Mondays to Saturdays 7:45pm, 21st October - 8 November 2014

I'm back on the stage this autumn as Aristarkh in Dying For It at the Brockley Jack.  Really looking forward to it, it promises to be hugely fun.

The blurb:
Semyon is unemployed and lives in the hallway of an urban slum in 1920s Soviet Russia. By his own admission, he is a maggot, not a man, and decides to end his miserable life. Word quickly spreads and his comrades come running to his side… each intent on persuading him to die for their cause.

Will he die for truth? For love? For God? For art?
Or will he die on his own terms?

Join us for this satirical, bitterly funny and tragic farce, originally written in 1929, but banned by Stalin before its first dress rehearsal.

Adapted by Moira Buffini, writer of the 2014 Oliver Award winner, Handbagged.
Tickets are £14 or £11 concessions. More details here or to go straight to online booking go here.

For the Facebook Event click here.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Stand Up Video: Monkey Business @ The Oxford, Kentish Town

Quite a few exciting things happening about which I will have more details in due course, but first...

I have another Michael Gove routine, this one is about his plans to privatise child protection services.  Yes, that will end well, I'm sure.

Performed at Monkey Business Comedy Club on 3rd July.

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Next step is come up with a beat to put behind it...

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Illustrations For @WestArtAndGlass: Tags For Some Rather Lovely Literary Coasters

I've been working on some illustrations for Zena West, of WestArtAndGlass, who has produced twelve lovely sets of literary themed coasters.  She wanted each set to come with illustrated tags, and asked me to design them.  She's just put them up for sale on Etsy.  Do check them out.

The twelve illustrations are below:

1. The Horror Collection

Dracula – Bram Stoker
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
Frankenstein – Mary Shelley
2. The Action Adventure Collection

Princess of Mars –Edgar Rice Burroughs
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Time Machine – H.G. Wells
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth – Jules Verne

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Advert: Digit By Toshiba

Really excited to be a part of this exciting campaign for Toshiba's latest technology.  Check me out in this video here:

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You can read more about Digit on Toshiba's website here, or on this review site here.


In other news, I shall be performing stand-up comedy once again at Hooting In Tooting on Friday 11th April.  It's a fantastically fun and unusual gig in the middle of an indoor market, so do come along.  I've got a few other fun gigs I plan on performing at, including Improv and Hecklers Nights, and I've recently dipped my toe back into performance poetry waters, so plan on looking for more of those gigs.

So if you fancy coming along to a gig, check out my performance calendar.