Two Comedy Hits Transfer to Above the Staf Theatre Victoria

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TWO SHOWS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

FOLLOWING SELL OUT SUCCESSES AT THE KINGS HEAD & THE HEN AND CHICKENS Live Wire Theatre BRINGS TWO HIT SHOWS BY DOUGIE BLAXLAND TO:

ABOVE THE STAG THEATRE
Victoria London SW1E 1DD

CHAUNTECLEER AND PERTELOTTE
&
THAT MOMENT

CHAUNTECLEER and PERTELOTTE
12th to 14th and 16 to 17th January 2009 7.30pm
Above The Stag Theatre 15 Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DD
Box Office 0844 4780030

Time Out (Dec 200Two Comedy Hits Transfer to Above the Staf Theatre Victoria Hugely enjoyable, a clever pastiche of Chaucers style, its two performers, Tim Dewberry and Annie Hemingway quickly establish a brilliant rapport with the audience
Ham and High (Dec 200Two Comedy Hits Transfer to Above the Staf Theatre Victoria Fun and frenzied, Chauntecleer and Pertelotte is a wonderful piece of physical theatre. Guaranteed to get you chuckling. Live Wire Theatres production is perfect pre-dinner theatre
The Stage (Dec 2008 )Choicer than ChaucerDougie Blaxland transforms the comparatively tame allegory into a funny cock-obsessed filth test
Following a hugely successful three week run at The Hen and Chcikens in December Chauntecleer and Pertelotte, a new play by award-winning writer Dougie Blaxland, transfers for a further week to Above The Stag Theatre Victoria London from 12th to 17th January. (It will run in conjunction with That Momentanother comedy by Dougie Blaxland.)

This high energy comedy is a farmyard fable which explores the themes of vanity, sexual jealousy and revenge. It is the hilarious tale of an all too cocky****rooster given his comeuppance by the lovelorn hen Pertelotte.

The most striking feature of this Beasty-Babel-Fable is the language of the play. Combining something of Chaucer with the verbal playfulness of Stanley Unwin, Dougie Blaxland has created a highly original idiom ideally suited to the allegorical world the characters inhabit.

It is a fast moving, physical drama in which the two actors play numerous roles including hens, monks, nuns, squires and farmers.




Cast: Tim Dewberry and Annie Hemingway take on the roles of Chauntecleer and Pertelotte as well as the many other characters that populate this extraordinary farmyard world. Both actors trained at RADA, graduating in 2007. Tim Dewberrys
theatre credits include: The Merchant of Venice at The Arcola Theatre, Scenes from the Big Picture (Nona Shepherd), Barbarians (Simon Cox) and Touched (David Tucker). Annie Hemingway made her professional debut at The Soho Theatre in Bagdhad Wedding in July 2007, before taking on the role of Constance Neville on a 7 month national tour of She Stoops to Conquer with Birmingham Rep. Her other credits include Yumi in Kamakaze Handbook (BBC Radio 4) and Queen Margaret in Richard 111 (Swan Theatre Stratford) as part of the RSCs Complete Works season.

Chauntecleer and Pertelotte is directed by:
James Bounds who began his directorial career at Oxford University was short listed this year for the JMK Director of the Year Award. He was also awarded the Chautaugua Directing Fellowship 2008. James has worked at numerous London theatres including The Young Vic and The Kings Head and his 2007 production of How I learned to Drive was the Edinburgh Festival Critics Choice in List Magazine.

Performances
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th January (not including Wednesday 15th January)
Performance times as follows:
Monday to Wednesday 12th to 14th January at 7.30
Friday and Saturday 16th and 17th January at 7.30


THAT MOMENT
12th to 17th January 2009
Above The Stag Theatre 15 Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DD
Box Office 0844 4780030

Time Out (Oct 200Two Comedy Hits Transfer to Above the Staf Theatre Victoria A perceptive script and a substantial performance
British Theatre Guide (Oct 200Two Comedy Hits Transfer to Above the Staf Theatre Victoria It is everything you want in a show: witty, slick and superbly acted by the talented Jenny Harrold
Venue (Oct 200Two Comedy Hits Transfer to Above the Staf Theatre Victoria With a panache redolent of Tracey Ullman, Jenny Harrold attacks the role of actress Alicia Harding with gusto and joie de vivre. Part Bridget Jones, part Ally Mc Beal, but mostly Dougie Blaxlands own unique creation

Fresh from its critically acclaimed run at The Kings Head Theatre in October and a sell-out tour of the South West That Moment the new play by award-winning writer Dougie Blaxland, comes to Above The Stag, Victoria London, for a further two week run, when It will run in conjunction with Chauntecleer and Pertelotte another comedy by Dougie Blaxland.

Welcome to the increasingly bizarre world of Alicia Harding. Another drama-school drop out, Alicia has done the rounds; the excitement of a contract with a mediocre agent; the endless rounds of fringe theatre; the bit parts on The Bill; the appearance of old friends in prime time shows as she munches her pot-noodle; the low-level hope that this show, THIS show, has to be the springboard shes been waiting for. But Alicia has had enough: an audition with the corpulent Director Simon Cardew throws up an interesting opportunity to dog sit. Stranded in his dirty flat, with only the increasingly spooky and selectively incontinent dog for company, she does what any desperate, needy, going-slightly-bonkers actress would do: she breaks into his email account and sets about righting the wrongs. Hilariously funny, weird and compelling, this is Alicias journey.

Cast: Jenny Harold takes on the role of Alicia Harding as well as the 12 other characters that populate this bizarre but oh-too-recognisable theatrical world. Jenny trained at East 15 acting school. Her recent theatre credits include Zoo at The Union, 'Calling' at The Old Red Lion, 'Be My Baby' at Upstairs At The Gatehouse, 'Macbeth' at The Bridewell and 'Floods' at The Arcola. TV and film credits include 'The Slammer' for BBC1, and short film 'Stalker.

That Moment is directed by
Hannah Price, who began her career at RADA, and has worked with The Young Vic, The Arcola Theatre, The Pleasance, and The National Theatre Studio Young Directors Course 2005, as well as having a successful TV career, as a freelance producer/ director.

Producer: Aruna Buchanan Brown whose production credits include: Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story and Jailhouse Rock in the West End, Loving Ophelia at the Pleasance Islington and Blair on Broadway which recently sold out its run at the Hen & Chickens before a successful transfer to the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square.

Performances
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th January
Performance times as follows:
12th to 14th Jan at 9.00
15th Jan at 7.30
16th and 17th Jan at 9.00pm



NOTES TO EDITORS:
Live Wire Theatre presents Chauntecleer and Pertelotte
by Dougie Blaxland
Directed by James Bounds
Produced by Jim Brown
Above The Stag Theatre 15 Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DD
Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th January at 7.30
Friday & Saturday 16th & 17th January at 7.30
Press Show Tuesday 13th January at 7.30

Live Wire Theatre also presents That Moment
by Dougie Blaxland
Directed by Hannah Price
Produced by Aruna Buchanan Brown
Above The Stag Theatre 15 Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DD
Monday 12th to Saturday 17th January 2009
Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th Jan at 9.00
Thursday 15th Jan at 7.30
Friday & Saturday 16th & 17th Jan at 9.00
Press Show Tuesday 13th January at 9.00


For Both Shows:
Box Office 0844 478 0030
Ticket Prices
12 / 10 for both shows. (Tickets for Thursday 15th Jan when there is only one show 10 / 8 )
For further information, please contact Jim Brown on
07850270826 / jgb@bat.gdst.net
Production photos are available on request.
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