“A satire about arts and funding in a post-BBC, post-sterling world. Two civil servants hunt a dangerous script to stop it infecting a world that’s free of disturbing theatre. They disguise themselves as theatre types and get enmeshed in the glamour. Everyone’s lying for accolades, acceptance and – er – maybe art.”
This is the blurb for Do Not Disturb, the latest to leave my redrafting fingers, ready for a wild world of producers and partnerships. Huge thanks to the talented and generous professionals who gave me a table-read in the summer and those others who’ve given thoughtful feedback on this pacy, satirical beast.
I’m heading into my next work – a very different thing – with Pitlochry Festival Theatre soon, but when I come back, Do Not Disturb will be looking for collaborators. If you think you’d be interested in hearing more, please drop me a line. Be great to hear from you.
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Lucinda Holloway, star of Glitter Knickers at the Rondo Theatre
Glitter Knickers is proving (on the evidence of two nights) to be something people like! We had another smashing audience, with a very large “on the door” queue. I hope you’ll indulge my sharing some feedback – and if it inspires you to come, that would be wonderful – just tonight & Saturday (4/5 March) left! Book here.
“Hilarious, beautifully observed, artfully written. Go.”
“Go and see Glitter Knickers: it’s brilliant!!”
“Great night out. Very, very funny show.”
“Blown away! Funny real clever moving.”
“A tour de force in writing & performance -catch it.”
“Hugely enjoyed Glitter Knickers: great script, perfect casting and laugh out loud funny.”
“It really is fantastic and will resonate with women everywhere. Made me laugh continuously.”
“You are a consummate storyteller Gill and this play is a romp through the imagination and Lucinda created such visual imagery. It was a joy! Huge congratulations to all involved. Thank you for a great night at the theatre.”
We made the front page of Bath Chronicle’s arts guide – in the week of the Literary Festival, with Brian Blessed, Caitlin Moran, Gloria Steinem & Jamie Cullum! We open tonight (Wed 2 March) & run til Sat 5th. Tickets are selling very healthily, so you won’t be surprised when I recommend you to book! One click and away you go: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EEHHDD
What have we started? Much fun being had in rehearsals for next week’s Glitter Knickers at the glorious Rondo Theatre: Wed 2 – Sat 5 March, 8pm.
Are there tickets in your box yet? Just one wee click here and your trip to limbo and back is secure.
OK – IT’S SHOW TIME!
The new show can be unveiled!
It’s called Glitter Knickers, it’s on for just 4 nights in March, here in Bath and it’s a comedy about being in your early middle age. Tickets have just gone on sale and the theatre (the gorgeous Rondo, with comfy seats for just over 100 and a dandy bar) have agreed to do a promo deal for me.
So the dates: 2-5 March at the fantastic Rondo Theatre in Bath.
And if you’re buying before midnight on 31 December, you can get 10% off with the promo code GLITTER.
If I can get bums on all the seats, it means our arts council / funding applications to take this out on tour will be much stronger, so please, if you think you fancy it, do book now (those of you who know me know I’ll be relentlessly touting ’til they are all sold, so don’t put it off!)
Hope to see you in March, if not before!
Happy Christmas and have a great 2015.
Gill & the Glitter Knickers team x
What a delight is life!
Further announcements to follow, so suffice it to say there will be a new show on stage next year, a 1-woman comedy-adventure. What will you get? A bit of wee, a wee bit of a tears and a LOT of laughing. For all grown-up girls and boys.
Mid-writing, I’m doing this scripty stuff on me tod, so I’m recruiting the unsuspecting and the guilty to join in. Apart from sharing titbits of text with some other honest writers here and there, I’ve set up a FB page where anyone at all can post and respond to sillinesses on the themes of the play.
Interested? Click here and then “like” the page, and you can be the audience in the heart of the thing’s very creation! (and I will be very grateful).
And lastly, the very funny and very talented cartoonist Jackie Fleming has given me the OK to use her cartoons for this project, as long as I credit her and let you know she has a new book out in March! Check her out here!