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LEAR on TOUR

Our highly acclaimed one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR is on tour this Autumn and may be coming to a venue near you! Please see below for a list of dates.

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LEAR TOUR DATES

20/09/19   ALDERNEY ISLAND HALL |  Alderney |  Channel Islands
03/10/19   SUNDIAL THEATRE  |  Cirencester  |  Gloucestershire  www.sundial-theatre.co.uk
10/10/19   ACORN ARTS CENTRE  |  Penzance  |  Cornwall www.theacornpenzance.com
11/10/19   POLY ARTS CENTRE  | Falmouth  | Cornwall http://thepoly.org/
17/10/19   MELBURY OSMOND VILLAGE HALL  |  Dorset https://artsreach.co.uk/whats-on
18/10/19   WEST STAFFORD VILLAGE HALL  | Dorset https://artsreach.co.uk/whats-on
19/10/19   CHILD OKEFORD VILLAGE HALL  |  Dorset  https://artsreach.co.uk/whats-on
24/10/19   TALBOT THEATRE  | Whitchurch  | Shropshire https://www.artsalive.co.uk/
25/10/19   HARLEY VILLAGE HALL  |  Harley | Shropshire https://www.artsalive.co.uk/
06/11/19   ELECTRIC THEATRE  |Guildford  | Surrey  https://electric.theatre/
08/11/19   CALSTOCK VILLAGE HALL  | Cornwall https://www.calstockhall.com/
09/11/19   CAMEL STUDIO  |  Bodmin  |Cornwall  https://www.camelstudio.co.uk/
20/11/19   GREAT CARLTON VILLAGE HALL  | Lincolnshire http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/
21/11/19   SOUTH CLIFTON CORONATION HALL  |Nottinghamshire http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/
22/11/19   LITTLE WITLEY VILLAGE HALL  | Worcestershire http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/
23/11/19   FOXELOWE ARTS CENTRE,Foxelowe  | Staffordshire http://www.liveandlocal.org.uk/
24/11/19   No28 BELPER  | Belper  | Derbyshire  https://www.facebook.com/twentyeightbelper/?rf=282912601870395
28/11/19   THEATRE SHOP  | Clevedon  | Bristol  http://www.theatreshop.org.uk/












				
									
			
				
									
				
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LEAR at BRIGHTON FRINGE

vimeoOur wonderful new production of KING LEAR will be having its premiere at Brighton Fringe on 10, 11, 12 of May.

Our venue is The Warren : The Blockhouse as part of Otherplace Brighton.

In the lead up to this we have a number of previews in the SW. You can catch the show at

Plymouth City College on the 25th April

Okehampton College on the 26 April

Downderry Village Hall on the 27th April

Old Library Theatre for intoBodmin on Thursday 2nd May

Lamorna Village Hall on the 18th May

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth on the 28th May (as part of the Plymouth Fringe Festival)

Barnfield Theatre, Exeter on 31 July (as part of the Exeter Fringe Festival)

We are also running a Crowdfunder campaign to help us get to Brighton. Please take a look at the lovely rewards on offer and support us if you can!

We are alredy taking bookings for the Autumn with dates all over the UK – be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date touring info

 

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LEAR on the road

Our long awaited one-man adaptation of Shakespeare’s KING LEAR will be going out on the road this year and we are very excited about it!

We tried the show out with some preview audiences at the end of last year and the response was really amazing. Click HERE to see feedback trailer.

We will be back into rehearsals in a few weeks, with more preview shows coming up in Devon and Cornwall before previewing LEAR at the BRIGHTON FRINGE FESTIVAL in May where it will be running for 3 nights at THE BLOCKHOUSE theatre at The Warren.

For up-to-date information about venues and performances please go to our Facebook or new Twitter Account (our old one was hacked and all our 4500+ followers lost last week,  we have had to start again from scratch so please do follow, like and RT us)

We also have a Crowdfunder campaign coming up soon so please do keep your eye out for that too and support us if you can…

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New show!!

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We are very pleased to announce that there is a new Oddbodies’ theatre show in production!

It has been a long time coming. For many different reasons we’ve been unable to tour for a number of years and have been concentrating more on film and visual arts projects rather than theatre.

So it is thrilling to have the old team back in the rehearsal room and to be making new work at last. Very much in the vein of our highly successful tw0-handed RICHARD III this new production is a one-man KING LEAR.

Adapted and performed by Paul Morel and directed by John Mowat with all of Oddbodies’ trademark physical ingenuity and visual flair, this is an inventive, irreverent and highly accessible take on one of Shakespeare’s most brilliant plays.

Armed with only a drum, a guitar, a knife and a chair, the tragic trajectory of Lear’s demise is presented to you from the point of view of his long suffering and ever-loyal fool.

The bastard Edmund, haughty Goneril, poor deluded Gloucester, oily Oswald, sweet Cordelia, mad Tom – all the characters from this sad and sorry tale brought to glorious life before your very eyes.

Blindness, betrayal, delusion, deceit, love, loyalty, lust and greed –it’s all here in this fast paced, funny, poignant and ultimately heartbreaking production.

We will be having tryout performances in September and then hopefully touring nationally in early 2019. For more up-to-date information please join our Facebook group here or follow us on Twitter

 

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MADMAN ONLINE

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DIARY OF A MADMAN is now available to watch on line in it’s entirety, please click HERE to watch it on Vimeo.

This has been a wonderful project to work on and we are hugely proud if it.

There are more public screenings coming up including a Festival in Australia.

Please join our Facebook group for more up-to-date info…

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Madman to screen at Cornwall Film Festival

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We are thrilled to announce that DIARY OF A MADMAN been selected for the 15th Cornwall Film Festival. (www.cornwallfilmfestival.com)
It will be screening at The Poly, Falmouth on Saturday 5 November at 1.30pm, followed by a Q&A/Panel discussion.
SYNOPSIS
Poprishkin, a low ranking civil servant with ideas above his station, has fallen in love with the Director’s daughter. Coupled with delusions of grandeur and an inability to accept his lot in life, this obsession becomes a catalyst that sets him on the road to madness. A journey that is both absurdly funny and heartbreakingly tragic…
Adapted from the short story by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, this beautifully filmed and stunningly performed portrait of one man’s decline into insanity is intimate, authentic and ultimately very moving.
Shot over a week in a single room with a cast of one and a crew of three, the story takes the form of a series of diary entries, each one shot in a continuous take. Interwoven with darkly unsettling hand drawn animations backed with increasingly disturbing soundscapes, the result is an utterly compelling piece that will stay with you long after you have finished watching.
SOME AUDIENCE FEEDBACK
‘Brilliant – very powerful performance. Funny and heartbreaking’
‘Beautiful – Heartfelt, disturbing, funny – I loved it’
‘Really enjoyed it. Totally unexpected experience. Moving, powerful and really effective. Simple and striking images that stay with you…’
‘IT WAS TERRIFIC – A FASCINATING FUSION OF THEATRE AND FILM’
‘Absolutely amazing, cannot praise you enough for the whole production – totally blown away’
‘F***ING MARVELOUS’
If you are able to come along to the screening, we’ll be thrilled to see you! If not, please do pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.
Many Thanks
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MADMAN SCREENINGS 2

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Thanks you to everyone who came and supported us at the recent MADMAN test screenings. We were overwhelmed with seeing so many old friends in London…! The film looked great on the big screen and we were so thrilled with the incredible response from everyone. Here’re some of the feedback comments…

‘Absolutely amazing, cannot praise you enough for the whole production – totally blown away’

‘Brilliant – very powerful performance. Funny and heartbreaking’

‘Beautiful. Heartfelt, disturbing, funny – I loved it’

‘Very moving’ 

‘I really must tell you how very impressed I was with the film; I was totally engaged from beginning to end.You all must have worked so hard on it. I love the claustrophobic feel of it which, I think, helped intensify the madness.’

‘Really enjoyed it. Totally unexpected experience. Moving, powerful and really effective. Simple and striking images that stay with you…’ 

‘So well done, really impressive’

‘Amazing production’

‘F***ING MARVELOUS’

‘Great performance, fabulous film’

‘A journey into Russian insanity with an amazing performance, perfect music and incredible art – thanks so much’

‘Fantastic, really enjoyed it’

‘Really Amazing – so powerful and moving’ 

‘Completely brilliant’ 

‘It was terrific – a fascinating fusion of theatre and film

 

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MADMAN SCREENINGS

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We are thrilled to announce we finally have dates for the premiere screenings of our first feature-length film…

Diary Of A Madman chronicles the life of Poprishkin, a low ranking and deluded civil servant with ideas above his station, whose gradual decline into madness is both absurdly funny and heartbreakingly tragic.

Adapted from the short story by the Russian writer Nicholai Gogol, this beautifully filmed and stunningly performed portrait of one man’s journey into insanity is intimate, authentic and ultimately very moving.

First off, will be four screenings at WORK Gallery, (10A Acton Street, Kings Cross, LONDON WC1X 9NG) on Saturday 19th March, showing at 11.30AM, 2.30PM, 4.30PM and 7.30PM. (Seating is restricted so it’s best to RSVP us on 0ddbodies@me.com or text 07973 162087.)

THEN, we will be screening the film at the Exeter Phoenix’s  superdooper new digital cinema, Studio 74 on Tuesday 22nd March at 7.30pm followed by a Q&A.

If you can make either of these days, we’d love you to come along…

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A PENNY FOR THEM now on line

Screen Shot 2014-12-16 at 10.41.09A PENNY FOR THEM, our last short film is now available to view on line – Click here to go to our VIMEO page and have a watch. The film was screened at a number of festivals in Europe and Asia and has had a great response from audiences who have enjoyed this ‘darkly comic tale with a twist‘…

News coming soon about special screenings of the feature-length version of our highly acclaimed adaptation of Gogol’s DIARY OF A MADMAN…. Please ‘like’ our Facebook page for up to date Oddbodies news.

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Jack n’ Anna

Jack:pennyDr Anna Solve will be revealing her gnashers alongside the iconic Jack Nicholson on Frday 14th August at the BIG SCREEN IN THE PARK, Exeter as part of EP Digital’s summer programme. A Penny For Them is being screened alongside Kubrick’s THE SHINING… Please go to http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/the-shining-15/ for info about tickets and times. Hope to see you there!