Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Love's Labours Lost - more new Socks do Shakespeare

My God we've had a productive week of Socks stuff this week. That is to say I've been in the studio for three days, and I actually managed to follow up Derby's Preview show on Sunday by doing some writing that builds on what we've learned (as well as recording 4 videos for local TV, don't ask why). I have also managed to record a number of Socks videos, with new songs all of which will be going into the audience-intro music and not into the show itself. Here's the latest, Love's Labours Lost. I know, very silly and quite short, but there you are. It's done, and I hope you enjoy it. Click to play.

Also written in the last three days are the "That One About" poem, which I rather like; the Free Association short routine; The Insults short routine; and the Hey Nonny Nonny routine. I've also gone through the whole show, removing Forbidden Planet, inserting An Actor Prepares, shortening the Girls & Boys song (by 30 seconds), speeding up Iago's Song (now also 30 seconds shorter) and, significantly, writing in big bold letters the bits where something funny is needed. It's shaping up nicely.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre do Shakespeare at the Edinburgh Fringe August 2016 - see the previews in your town!

★★★★ "Eat your heart out, Olivier" - What's On May 2016 
★★★★ "Comedy genius at work" - Theatre Bath April 2016 

May 8 - Derby Comedy Festival 5.30pm
May 19 - Old Joint Stock Birmingham
May 22 - Komedia, Brighton Fringe
May 28 - Ards Puppet Festival, Newtonards
June 9 - Bridgend 
July 3 - Derby Bar One 2pm 
July 8 - Flavel, Dartmouth
July 10 - Tring Festival 
July 14 - Market Harborough Theatre
July 17 - Sheffield New Barrack Tavern 2pm
July 17 - Greater Manchester Fringe , Kings Arms Salford 7pm
July 21 - Barnes Fringe
July 22 - Bedford Fringe
July 30 - Blaenavon Rhymney Brewery
Aug 3 - 29 - 10.30pm The Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh Fringe 

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