Friday, 10 February 2017

Othello and Love Story - new Socks Shakespeare videos

I'm dangerously close to having put Socks Do Shakespeare online in its entirety. With only Romeo and Juliet still to do, the rest of the show is now up there in bite sized chunks, thanks to me getting Othello edited and uploaded (click to play) and also Love Story.

Surely, you say, putting the whole show up there is going to decimate the sales for your tour dates? Well, it would seem not. Sales for the shows are looking healthy, with Buxton, the first show, less than a week away, and the bulk not happening till March. And the videos, unlike these Youtube sensation kids you read about like Pewdiepie and Jake Septic Eye and I don't know what (I am so old), who get millions of hits for everything they upload, are getting only a few hundred viewings a time.

It's true that you have to see the Socks live, so the videos act mostly as a reminder of the show you've enjoyed on stage. My plan is to make a DVD of the show, from these edited chapters, which we can sell as souvenirs. Let's see how that pans out shall we?

UPDATE: Romeo & Juliet's now online as well.

UPDATIER UPDATE (Mon 13th): F Up Some Shakespeare is now on Youtube too. That's the whole show. For the first time ever!

You'll find a full running order, with links to every clip, and analysis, of Socks Do Shakespeare in this blog here. Warning, it's a little naval-gazing and a bit self-congratulatory. But if you like detail about how I develop comedy material, it's there to be seen. See you all at the tour dates.

2017 TOUR
Feb 15 - Buxton Pavilion Arts Centre Studio 
Feb 17 & 18 6.50pm - Kayal, Leicester Comedy Fest
March 9 - Aberystwyth Arts Centre
March 15 & 16 - Dram! Glasgow Com Fest
March 23 - The Bill Murray, London
Apr 1 - Rotherham Comedy Festival
Apr 6 - Victoria Theatre Halifax
Apr 8 - Rondo Bath
Apr 13 - Hexham Queen's Hall
Apr 22 - Swindon Arts
Apr 27 - Stroud Subscription Rooms
Apr 28 - Merlin Theatre Frome
Apr 29 - Perth Concert Hall
May 1 - Chiddingstone Castle Kent
May 5 - Artrix Bromsgrove
May 6 - Stafford Gatehouse
May 13 (4.30pm) & May 14 (5.30pm) Komedia Brighton
May 19 - Carriageworks Leeds
May 26 - Aberdeen May Fest
June 2 - Eden Ct Inverness
June 15 - Crescent Arts, Belfast
June 17 - Dalkey Festival, Dublin
June 23 - Hertford Comedy Festival
June 24 - Ludlow Fringe
August 15 - 17 Camden Fringe

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