Sunday, 9 April 2017

Socks Do Shakespeare on tour - great gigs

The Socks Do Shakespeare spring tour has been going so well I've not even got round to writing a blog about it. What can I say? We've had great audiences, including sellouts in Leicester, Aberystwyth and, by my estimation, last night in Bath, as well as good healthy audience sizes all round. So hooray for us. Here are some backstage Sock-selfies. Above and below from the Rondo Theatre in Bath.

Bath has a very good history of delivering top audiences for the Socks, and we seem to alternate between the Rondo Theatre and Nick Steel's Bath Comedy Festival venues. Last April, the crowd at Widcombe studios got a work-in-progress preview of Socks Do Shakespeare, this time round they got the finished hour. (Or hour and ten minutes, as it seems to have become).

Another town that has two venues, both of which have had us more than once, is Halifax. The Socks have played Square Chapel Arts two or three times, going right back to our very first tour in 2008, and have played the Victoria Theatre even more often, as we did earlier this week. In fact, and with many thanks, the Victoria is having us back again later this year to play their Comedy Festival. And by golly don't they have one of the most impressive ceilings?

I won't bore you with all the Sock selfies, you get the basic gist. Another successful feature of this tour has been the merchadise. Having got my act together with the production of a fresh batch of Shakespeare t shirts, along with the Romeo comic and the Shakespeare Live DVD, our merch table has done a healthy trade at every event so far too. Here, a merchandise table.

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 20 - Grassington Festival, Yorks
June 23 - Hertford Comedy Festival
June 24 - Ludlow Fringe
August 15 - 17 Camden Fringe

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