Sunday, 23 March 2014

In praise of venues' own Socks design

Here we see the fabulous ticket design that the Exchange in Keighley have put together for our forthcoming show. Isn't that very much above and beyond the call of duty? Jym (I'm guessing) has taken the logo from the Socks 2008 comic book and adapted it into a very eye catching ticket, which is then on luggage labels with string. Nothing short of nifty. I'd call it shooglenifty if I had the faintest idea what shooglenifty means.

It's always a treat to see the Socks artwork tweaked, blown up, redesigned and popping up on posters and brochures in towns we visit. And I think it makes a difference, or certainly shows a correlation between promotional effort made by the venue itself on the ground and the eventual number of bums on seats. Here are some other venue-designed pieces I've found in my archives from the recent tour.

Canterbury Festival, where promotions across town like this ultimately delivered an entire Spiegeltent full for the Socks' first ever appearance in town.

Chorley Little Theatre, who have also blown us up and plastered us on the side of the building before now.
The Socks on the banner for Hull Comedy Festival.
The Spread Eagle in Croydon, whose handiwork and other efforts delivered us a full house for our first appearance in town.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are on tour... NOW!

Mar 29 - Kings Lynn Arts Centre
Mar 31 - Bath Comedy Festival - Natural Theatre
Apr 3 - Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy
Apr 12 - Stroud Subscription Rooms
May 9 - Exeter Barnfield
May 14 - Camden Head, London
May 17 - Brighton Komedia
May 23 - Keighley Exchange
May 31 - Aylesbury Limelight
June 6 - Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone
June 7 - Butlins, Bognor
June 11 - Camden Head, London
June 19 - Phoenix Arts, Bordon Hants
June 20 - Derby Assembly Rooms
June 21 - Halifax Square Chapel
June 22 - Derby (family show)
July 4 - Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham
July 9 - Bedford Fringe
July 11 - Beverley Puppet Festival
July 13 - Sheffield New Barrack Tavern 2pm
July 17 - Larmer Tree Festival, Wilts
July 18 - Leeds Carriageworks
July 19 - Cradley Heath Comedy Festival
July 22 - Comedy Den Cardiff

More dates to be announced
July 30 - Aug 25 Gilded Balloon, 10.30pm - Edinburgh Fringe 2014

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