Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid!

Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid has one final performance at Canal Café Theatre, tonight! Book your tickets here: Canal Cafe Theatre Box Office

Star rating: *****

45 minutes of sheer innovative and evocative writing and performance. Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid captured our imaginations from the outset, it makes a bold and impacting statement as performer, Serafina Salvador emerges in a wedding dress made of bank notes and marries her laptop! It’s the start of a journey of discovery, digital dilemmas and ultimate burn-out, over-seen by Destiny.

The show has been beautifully written by Serafina, she has used a mixture of verse, rhyme and monologue to capture the spirit of an eager young banking minion by the name of ‘Prayer’. So clear and concise is the imagery created by the words that we were instantly transported to her place of work and comprehended the nerves, anxiety and buzz of the environment. Although the piece is based on experience of the banking world and trading floor, the essence of the story applies to most workplace situations. It was clear that everyone in the full house identified with one or more of the emotions and situations presented. There’s also comedy in abundance and great comic timing too.

Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid! also offers excellent audience interaction, especially on the part of Destiny (played by Anne Musisi). Destiny is a loveable and care-free character who is determined to rescue Prayer from herself. She has a song which was performed brilliantly and added an extra dimension to the overall flavour of the piece. Andrew Hyde also puts in a notable performance as the voice over of the Deputy, liaising with Destiny to help her with her mission.

Simone Vause has directed the show and her vision is palpable, she has made the best use of the space, too.

Overall, a thought-provoking play which resonates on many levels and could also lead you to question your own life. Let’s hope we all have Destiny on hand keeping a watchful eye on our choices!

 

Reviewed by Guest Bloggers: Hayley Makepeace and Jen Franklin

 

 

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Spotlight On… Director of Pageant, Bill Russell & Star of Pageant, Miles Western

The Flash Point Group presents:
PAGEANT
August 10th – 25th, London Irish Centre, Camden Fringe

Pageant, London Irish Centre and Poole Lighthouse, Aug-Sep 2017 – casting release

Here are Break A Leg’s exclusive interviews with director of the show, Bill Russell and one of the actors, Miles Western:

Thanks for talking to Break A Leg, Bill. Tell me about the piece and your vision for it.

Pageant is a farce which examines how concepts of beauty are sold to (foisted on?) women. Having men play the female contestants puts that in high relief. This is not drag, which I would define as men commenting on the fact they are dressed as women. Here they are playing the characters for real, kooky though they may be.

Did you have initial ideas about casting and what you wanted actors to bring to the piece?

I have directed the show a number of times in wildly different circumstances and with many different actors. I look for highly skilled musical comedy performers who can sing, dance and hold stage like stand-up comedians because they are out there on their own a lot. When I directed the show in the fringe and West End in 2000, Miles Western won the Olivier Award for his portrayal of Miss West Coast. I very much wanted to work with him again and asked him to play the emcee this time.  I did cast this production on line. First they submitted videos. Then for final call-backs they were with the choreographer and music director in a rehearsal studio in London performing to me on a mobile on Facetime from New York.

What do you hope the audience will take away from the production?

I think people come to the show expecting it will be a hoot. But I hope they leave saying, “That was such a gas. But I never expected the theatrical values to be so strong – the acting, the singing, the dancing, everything about it was of very high quality.”

Have rehearsals altered your initial thoughts, at all?

I’m answering this before actually starting rehearsals. Actors always bring new and surprising discoveries to the process and I look forward to that.

What would you say to encourage people to buy a ticket?

One of the most consistent comments we get are people saying their faces hurt from laughing so hard. I can pretty much guarantee people will have a good time.

Finally, any advice for budding directors?

Be well-prepared but open to accidents and the unexpected. And casting may not be everything but it’s damned close.

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Thanks for talking to Break A Leg, Miles. Tell me about the piece and your character.

I play the role of Frankie Cavalier, host and emcee for the evening. I aim to play him as a character who relishes the attention, lights, camera and applause but in truth …really needs the gig!! Bookings are fewer and fewer for him these days so he jumps at this opportunity and dives straight in. There is a sense of old style glamour about him…but Reno rather than Hollywood.

What was your initial impression of the script?

My initial impression was a long time ago in 2000 when I was first in a production in London but then I was playing one of the contestants. I recall thinking how hilarious this show could be in the right hands and with quality performers. Fortunately that came true then and will again come true this time.

Was it easy to translate from page to stage?

Rehearsals are yet to begin but Frankie has to make sure he doesn’t mix his contestants and their talents up…it’s a fast paced, ever-changing show, so I need my wits about me.

Did you have any ideas about what you wanted to bring to the role?

There are six strong defined characters when it comes to the girls….I have to match them to bring the whole piece together but I’m the real link for the audience so I need to woo them with some  charming cheese or cheesy charm…I’ve yet to decide.

 

What would you say to encourage people to buy a ticket?

In this country we don’t have a tradition of Pageants as they do in the US but we are a savvy people and know roughly how they work but to experience one is something else, especially one where men are playing the girls! The whole thing is done with genuine affection and with great comic effect! Also though, these girls are seriously talented and I would hope the audience really appreciates what they do as well as laughing solidly for 90 minutes!

Wishing every success to the team with the show!

Vlog with Star of Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid, Anne Musisi

Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid runs at Camden Fringe (venue: Canal Cafe Theatre) from 11th – 13th August and 18th – 20th August 2017.

Press Release:

Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid Press Release Camden Fringe

Here’s Break A Leg’s vlog with actor, Anne Musisi from the show talking about her role and telling you why you must come and see it!

Visit the show’s website here:

Don’t Blame The Bankers… $t00pid

Spotlight On… Blast From The Past Star, Anthony Kavanagh

Blast From The Past is written  and directed by Anna-Lisa Maree. It is part of Camden Fringe and will be staged at Upstairs At The Gatehouse 16th – 19th August 2016.

Book tickets here: http://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=569

Perhaps best known s 90’s Pop sensation, Kavana – Anthony Kavanagh is throwing down his mic in favour of treading the boards. He’s starring in Blast From The Past, in the role of Danny Tate. I had a chat with the man himself to find out about his new role.

Thank you for talking to Break A Leg, you’re going to be appearing as Danny Tate in Blast From The Past as part of Camden Fringe, tell me about the play and how you came to be involved in it.

Blast From The Past, well, I wouldn’t call it a comedy as such although it’s got moments of comedy in it. It’s based around the real life Nail bombings that took place at the Admiral Duncan Pub in Soho, the gay pub. I’ve worked with the writer and director before and she got in touch to say I’ve got a part called Danny that I think you could play. He’s from the north, he’s a bit of a bad lad but we’re going to find out more about him as the story goes on. I read the script and thought I fancy having a go at this. I’m really looking forward to it and particularly looking forward to performing at the Camden Fringe. I love fringe stuff, it’s slightly more edgy and can cover more subjects.

When you first saw the script what was your first impression of it?

I thought it was a bit Coronation Street meets Shameless, being a northern lad myself it appealed to me. I loved the whole 90’s nostalgia part of it, I was a 90’s kid, that was my era. Obviously in the 90’s I was doing the Pop stuff, everything that the writer has put into the script the writer has got spot on. I remember the old FHM posters in my bedroom and the Spice Girls dolls that came out, all of that is incorporated into this piece.

Have you appeared at Upstairs at the Gatehouse theatre, before?

I haven’t, I’ve heard it’s a really cool little venue and I can’t wait to see what it’s like. Have you been there before?

Yes, I have, I went to see Blast From The Past in the London Short Play Festival, last year too.

Did you? I’ve come at it with fresh eyes, I know Anna-Lisa’s lengthened the script and made changes to it, but it’s quite good that I haven’t seen it because I can come into it and give something different to it.

How do you find acting on stage compares to singing on stage?

I started out always being in the Drama class at school and I had a friend called Suranne Jones who has gone on to do Coronation Street and Dr Foster, we were the boy and girl in school who would always be in the plays. I didn’t really discover my musical talent until after that, although I was exposed to the music business from very early on, the age of17. I really love acting, it’s a different discipline to singing, but learning your lines is not much different to learning lyrics. I’ve done musicals before but this is my first play, and it’s good to be playing a naughty character, there’s an edge to him which I like.

Finally, what would you say to encourage people to come and see the piece?

It’s a great night out, it’s a great show, there’s lots of laughs. Please come, but don’t thrown any eggs at me for my first experience treading the boards as an actor in a play!

Sending huge thanks to Anthony for his time, I can’t wait to see him storm the stage.

Spotlight On… Star of Blast From The Past, Judy Buxton

Blast From The Past is written  and directed by Anna-Lisa Maree. It is part of Camden Fringe and will be staged at Upstairs At The Gatehouse 16th – 19th August 2016.

Book tickets here: http://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=569

Judy Buxton is reprising her role of Julie Tate in Blast From The Past, she’s also taking on some extra characters due to this being an extended version of the show. I caught up with Judy (who is a Patron of Break A Leg!) to find out all about her new characters and how she feels about returning to the leopard print.

Hi Judy, thank you for chatting to Break A Leg, first of all, you originated the role of Julie in Blast From The Past at the London Short Play Festival last year – what has inspired you to want to revisit the character?

Well, I wanted to re-visit the character because last year’s piece was a very short version of the play, so it’s going to be interesting to play her in the hour long version. I am also keen to revisit the character because it’s a part that I wouldn’t normally be cast in. I am being cast fairly regularly as older character parts, but this is something completely different, for a start she’s a tarty character from the north which I’m certainly not normally cast as. I enjoyed the experience at the London Short Play Festival and that’s the main reason why I want to repeat it. It’s a fun character to play, but as you know, the play is poignant as well. Julie’s a tart with a heart, really and had a difficult life. She’s had to look after her children by herself after her husband left, but she’s struggled through and got on with it. Overall, I think she’s quite a likeable character.

Have you considered playing any aspect of the role differently, this time?

I think because it plays as it’s written, when you read the script you can hear what the character is like, so I don’t think I’ll change anything unless Anna-Lisa changes anything. In this longer version I’ve also got three other characters to play. There won’t be time to change make up, but costume, yes. Not only will I play Julie Tate as the younger and older, I also play Mrs Grimshaw the cleaner, Mystical Maureen and Beverley Scanton, who was Danny’s teacher.

This time around as well as the additional characters you are playing, there are some other extra parts which means the cast has grown. How do you think that will change the dynamics?

It’s difficult to say until we start, but I still think it will work very well. I’m looking forward to seeing how it pans out. I think that even though the piece is longer and there are more characters, none of the poignancy is lost, which is lovely.

This year, I believe you attended the memorial for the Nail bombing victims?

Yes,  Jeff (Jeffrey Holland, Judy’s husband) and I went down to the memorial that takes place every April, we went into the Admiral Duncan Pub and it was incredibly moving, there was a little procession down the street. It was so poignant and I’m very glad that I did that, because the piece will mean much more to me than the first time around when I hadn’t attended a memorial. It will mean so much more to me when I’m in the memorial scene at the end of the show.

What do you think the audience will get from the show?

Hopefully they’ll laugh and maybe have a bit of a cry as well. I think because it was a real event there will be some people that remember it. Then there will be people who have never even heard of the Nail bombing in 1999, but maybe they’ll want to know more. There’s certainly something for everyone.

Finally, what would you say to encourage people to buy a ticket?

As I said, there’s going to be something for everyone, there will be a lot of laughs and costume-wise, Anna-Lisa has done a great job. It’s about a true event but with fictional characters who are larger than life, plus there’s the Drag element as well.

I’d like to thank Judy for her time and wish her a successful show, next week!

Spotlight On… Telemachy’s Arman Mantella and Milla Jackson

If you’re looking for an epic journey with a political spin in the last week of the Fringe, The Telemachy is rocking up fresh from a run at Camden Fringe. Mice On A Beam return to the Fringe following last year’s hit As Is with a modern-day retelling of the first four books of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey. An enigmatic, travelling poet delves into the mythologies of Odysseus, the original rock’n’roll absent father, through the eyes of his brooding son Telemachus. How can he compete with the legacy of his father when the world’s so different now? What does it mean to become a man? You can find out at Greenside @ Infirmary Street this year, and at Etcetera Theatre as part of Camden Fringe.

 

Camden Fringe: Venue: Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High St, London NW1 7BU  Dates: 16-21 August, 12:30pm (1hr), £10/8

Edinburgh Fringe: Venue: Greenside @ Infirmary Street (Venue 236), 6 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT Dates: 22-27 August, 4:05pm (1hr), £10/8 Box office: 0131 618 0758 / Fringe office: 0131 226 0026

Doesn’t this sound like an amazing show? I chatted to actor, Arman Mantella and director, Milla Jackson about their forthcoming production.

Tell me about the show and how the rehearsal process has affected the transition from page to stage.

AM: The show is based on Homer’s Odyssey but is told from the perspective of Odysseus’s son, Telemachus. The Poet uses this story to relate to the present day, and show audiences that not much has changed in the last 3000 years. The younger generation is being disregarded in today’s society, and if they had a little bit of support and encouragement they could actually help change the world.

Our rehearsal process was very full on as we only had two and a half weeks to put the show together before the previews, however, it all seemed to fit organically into place as time went on. We had several breaking news stories come out during rehearsals (Brexit, David Cameron stepping down, Theresa May getting into power, terrorist attacks, the Chilcot enquiry, the attempted coup in Turkey, etc.) which really made us realise that this was the perfect time for this story to be told.

MJ: What is great about working with new writing is we were able to keep developing the script to incorporate all these stories – it feels very fresh and immediate and that there’s a strong reaction to events happening right now.

AM: In terms of bringing the story to life Milla and I looked at whether we have a voice of our generation – and if we don’t, what’s important for someone prepared to take up the mantle. So there was a lot of finding the passion behind the story and the real need my character has to get people to listen to his tale in hope of inspiring them and instilling them with his drive to change the world.

MJ: It was really important to me, with a one-man show, that although we were working from a script, Arman felt a sense of ownership of his storytelling character. So in bringing it off the page, we worked a lot on the character of The Poet, why he was telling his story and what he was hoping to achieve by doing it. Why now, why in this way? It evolved in a really collaborative way and I think you can see something of everybody involved in the show on stage – and because of that, the aim is for the audience to see something of themselves there too.

What is your favourite moment or favourite line in the production?

AM:  There’s a whole element of Greek philosophy about the world coming from chaos and how sometimes it feels like that’s where we’re heading back to. I think it really sums up why this story has to be told, as we constantly see history repeating itself and not for the better!

But I also have several bold characters that I play within the story which is quite a fun element to the show.

MJ: I’m a classicist, so I love the poetic, very Homeric moments – the swift black ship, the rosy-fingered dawn, sending a following wind singing over the wine dark sea. Moments of beauty in a difficult and frustrating world.

What do you hope audiences will take away with them from this piece?

AM: I hope that audiences will see the links between the story and what’s going on in today’s world and realise that the power of people working together can have an impact on the future of our world. Working on this play has inspired me and changed my outlook on life, so hopefully I can persuade the audience to feel the same way and if I can then I will feel like the show has been a success.

MJ: I agree. I also hope audiences leave feeling like they’re not alone. Theatre and storytelling has always had the power to bring people together. There are other people who are angry, frustrated, sad, but hopeful. At the very least it should provoke some discussion.

How does the space lend itself to the production?

MJ: Our Poet is a travelling poet – he rocks up with a suitcase and nothing else. The aim of the show is that it will fit into any space – so we’ve been able to adapt it to all our venues, depending on what higgledy piggledy lights we’ve got, sound systems, white walls, black box… it works in found spaces, traditional spaces, outdoors, indoors, on the street… Just like traditional storytelling, for its original purpose – to help make sense of the mess of the world around us.

Have you experienced a fringe festival before? What has your experience been?

MJ: This is my fifth time at Edinburgh Fringe, but my first time at Camden Fringe. Festivals are such difficult spaces to bring work to, because you’re sharing all of your technical equipment, your space – I’ve had lights knocked out of focus by flying chairs, been told to stand on chairs to refocus lights, frightening loud sound checks because the faders have been changed, flyered in the pouring rain… But it also means you’re sharing in a really collaborative and creative event, so it’s always a really special thing to be a part of.  Edinburgh is a really unique atmosphere.

AM: I have only recently graduated from the ArtsEd acting school, so this will be my first Fringe experience but I am very excited to be part of it.

Finally, sell the show to me, what would you say to encourage potential audience members to come?

MJ: It’s an intimate solo show using poetry, humour and a rock’n’roll attitude – what more could you want? The show explores what’s actually happening right now, just to feel like we’re heard, people are listening and artists are responding.

AM: I would really love members of the younger generation to come along and see it just so that they can know that they aren’t alone in a world that seems spiraling out of control, and that there are people that are fighting their corner!

Thanks to Arman and Milla for their time, break a leg!

Spotlight On… Star of Blast From The Past, Felicity Dean

Blast From The Past is written  and directed by Anna-Lisa Maree. It is part of Camden Fringe and will be staged at Upstairs At The Gatehouse 16th – 19th August 2016.

Book tickets here: http://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=569

Felicity Dean has joined the cast of Blast From The Past to play three brand new characters, Lola Playfoot, Caz and Melanie. I was delighted to catch up with one of Break A Leg’s Patrons to find out who these mad-cap characters are and what attracts her to new writing.

Thank you for talking to Break A Leg, Felicity. Tell me about your characters in Blast From The Past and what did you think of he script when you first saw it?

First of all, when I read the script I laughed out loud, it was a really interesting read and I thought the writer had a great sense of character.

I play three different woman, which is interesting in itself. The first one is Melanie, she’s 21 years old (at this point the Editor points out that Felicity is a little older than 21…). She’s marvellous and she’s engaged to Mark. The second character, who I adore is Lola, I’ve decided she’s got a very deep voice, sounds a bit like Jane McDonald! Lola’s a good time girl, flat on her back most of the time. She rocks up to the party dressed like Ginger Spice, she’s a self-confessed drag-hag with a heart of gold. She’s the sort of girl who believes you’ve got to make of life what you can. Then there’s Caz, she’s Owner of Out and Proud, a gay magazine. She is  stereotypical gay woman in the 90’s.

What’s interesting to me about this play is it’s got the comedy and it’s relevant. There’s a poignancy to this piece.

Have you a favourite line or scene in the script, yet?

I think my favourite will change as we get into rehearsals, but there is a great scene between Nathan and Lola when they come back drunk after a night out. I think it will be really funny.

What do you remember most from the 90’s?

My memories are of becoming a mum, my Son, Paris was born in 1993. It was a life changing time. Paris being born was the greatest time of my life. I also first appeared at the National Theatre in the 90’s, there were lots of other good times as well. Becoming a mum was my defining moment during that time.

What can the audience expect from the play?

Of course, this is based around the nail bombing which took place at the Admiral Duncan Pub. However they can expect a funny play, it’s a comedy which will have you laughing and then they will realise that there is a serious side. There is such great poignancy to this story.

What would you say to encourage potential audience members to buy a ticket?

Come and see a great cast playing some fabulous characters, it’s going to be great fun and we’d love for you to join us at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. And we’ve got a real 90’s Pop star, Kavana!

I’d like to thank lovely Felicity for chatting to me and wish her all the best with this production.

 

Spotlight On… Blast From The Past Star, Richard Rhodes

Blast From The Past is written  and directed by Anna-Lisa Maree. It is part of Camden Fringe and will be staged at Upstairs At The Gatehouse 16th – 19th August 2016.

Book tickets here: http://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=569

Richard Rhodes stars as one of the central characters, Nathan (90s Pop star, Kavana playing his brother!). Richard is a popular Drag Artiste whose aliases include Sheila Simmonds and Cookie MonStar. I caught up with the him to talk about what Blast From The Past means to him.  

Hi Richard, thank you so much for chatting to Break A Leg. Tell me about Blast From The Past and what the show means to you.
Blast from the Past is a roller coaster ride about a northern family and how they are affected by the horrific nail bomb attack at The Admiral Duncan in the 90’s.  It’s an important piece of theatre.  What happened on that day was a horrific homophobic attack – and all over the world these attacks still happen.  This play shows how it doesn’t just affect the people that were actually there, but their families and communities…..it has a knock on effect……..  it affects me as I am a gay man but also I’m a human being…..any attack on a person regardless of their sexuality, race, etc is an attack on humanity.
What did you think of the script when you first saw it?
First and foremost the script is fantastic, I loved it as soon as I read it.  I’m a big fan of the northern humour and it delivers this big time, what is also great and what i love about the north is the way that even in tragedy there is still some light and humour to be found and it also delivers that.
Richard
What are the key elements of Nathan’s character?
Nathans journey is one of figuring out who he is and where his place in society is – what his self-worth is, he’s discovering himself as a person, he has taken on various drag personas to give him confidence and a voice but is now also discovering himself as a person away from all these personas. He has his own internal battles going on…….and being a drag queen i can totally relate to all that.
How are rehearsals going so far?
Rehearsals are going really well, it’s all coming together nicely and we’re remembering our words which is always a bonus!  It’s a great cast and we’re all very open to throwing in ideas as we go along the rehearsal process.  The show is feeling great already so I’m really excited to see how it’ll be when we open.
What do you think the audience will take away from the show?
I hope they will have enjoyed a great piece of theatre – to me seeing a good piece of theatre should evoke something inside of you, hopefully you’ll laugh, cry and learn.  As I said in my answer to the first question these attacks are still happening, hopefully it’ll make people wake up, which I think we are doing and say enough is enough, all this violence has to stop.
What would you say to encourage potential audience members to come along?
Just come!  It really is a piece of great theatre, and you get to see Kav!
A pleasure to chat to Richard, Break A Leg and Snap A Lash!

Spotlight On… Writer, Director and Star of Blast From The Past, Anna-Lisa Maree

Blast From The Past is written  and directed by Anna-Lisa Maree. It is part of Camden Fringe and will be staged at Upstairs At The Gatehouse 16th – 19th August 2016.

Book tickets here: http://camdenfringe.com/show.php?acts_id=569

Anna-Lisa is a talented Writer, Director and an absolutely stunning actress. This is the hat-trick ‘Spotlight On…’ feature for this hard-working girl, and it’s my pleasure to bring you her latest interview to promote her stellar show, Blast From The Past.

Thank you for joining Break A Leg for another interview, Anna-Lisa. So, Blast From The Past is back, with its own run as part of Camden Fringe, what will be different this time in comparison to its maiden voyage at the London Short Play Festival, last year?

The storyline remains the same aside from the fact that the older brother, Nathan now impersonates Cher instead of Alanis Morisette!

I also had to extend the show by half an hour so there are a number of new characters including Lola Playfoot, proprietor of Blackpool’s leading swinger’s hotel, Melanie Cropper, the ultimate Bridezilla and the infamous Mystical Maureen (who used to have a booth on the South Shore until the police shut her down) finally appears in the flesh!

Are there any cast changes?

To quote one of my favourite song lyrics ‘Everything has its season, everything has its time’ – yes there have been cast changes but that is the nature of the business. Judy Buxton will be reprising her role as Julie Tate and I am delighted to welcome on board Anthony Kavanagh, Felicity Dean, Richard Rhodes and Andrew Irvine.

I also have a wonderful multi-talented creative team, Luke Johnson, Charlotte Gorton and Georgia-May Matthews.

You’re making an appearance in it as well as having written it and you’re also the director, do you differentiate between these roles or do they all mingle together?

As a writer I try to give each character naturalistic dialogue with a definite rhythm and tone. However I am always open to other people’s opinions of how improvements can be made. The one aspect of this production that I am truly precious over is the final scene as it is imperative that all tenses used are correct. It is vital for the storytelling that past and present is clearly defined. Although the roles I play are key to the structure of the play they are intentionally small so I can focus on directing. I am also blessed to have an amazing Wingman (Luke Johnson) not only is he a Technical and Stage Management Whizz but he also serves as my third eye in the rehearsal room.

Tell me about the role(s) that you play.

I play two characters Nicole Cox and Kelly-Louise Tate; Nicole is a Liverpudlian beautician who (in 1999) rents one of Julie’s holiday flats and works at Nathan’s salon. She’s not the brightest bulb in the chandelier but many of her innocent comments provide much food for thought. Kelly-Lou makes an appearance in the penultimate scene when the action returns to 30th April 2016. She’s the little sister of Nathan and Danny who is constantly referred to but never seen in the flashbacks. We finally get to see her all grown up but there’s definitely no mistaking that she’s a Tate and plays a key role in establishing the progression of time.

Finally, sell the show to me, why should theatre-goers buy a ticket and come to see Blast From The Past?

With a cast that includes a genuine 90s Popstar, a sensational drag artiste and two critically acclaimed actresses need I say more? Well okay – just a little bit!  It’s a chance to re-live (or learn about) all that was lovely and all that was loathsome about the late 90s and it is also a huge education into many areas of people’s everyday life that so many people live in blissful ignorance of. However, it is ultimately a reminder not to judge others until you have walked a mile in their stilettos and to live the life you love because after all none of us are going to get out of this crazy world alive!

Break A Leg wish the whole cast of Blast From The Past a blast of a time and all the luck in the world to Anna-Lisa, you need to see her work to believe her capabilities.

 

Photo credit: Simon Annand.

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