What a whirlwind week rehearsing and performing for Ugly Sister Production’s ‘The Story Project 4’. Ten writers were given the theme of ‘Tears, Terror and Twenty Twelve’ and have written a fantastic selection of plays, each one unique, relevant, thought provoking, but most importantly – as in keeping with the Ugly Sisters’ mantra – a good story.
The plays were then passed on to ten teams of directors and actors who were given 8 hours rehearsal to finish the pieces. The end result is a stunning production which sums up our collective response to the theme and this past year’s experiences.
This is by far the best Story Project to date and I am very excited for everyone to see the finished product!
I will be performing in a beautifully observed and funny piece by Poppy Corbett called; ‘I’m Terrified / Don’t Cry’, directed by Jamie Rocha Allan.
The Story Project 4: Tears, Terror and Twenty Twelve is on at The Arcola Theatre on 18th November, Theatre 503 on 19th November and Southwark Playhouse on 25th November.
Tickets are selling fast – here’s the trailer! (Courtesy of Todd Creative Services)
Pitch your Edinburgh show in 25 words or less.
Miranda: A violent whirlwind of sketches and characters…
Steven: …from one woman’s fevered brain…
David: …performed with two idiot captives against their will.
Your best Edinburgh moment?
Miranda and David: It’s our first Edinburgh, so… arriving?
And your worst?
David: Not having been there before…
Miranda: It’s probably going to be bankruptcy.
Steven: Glandular fever.
You’ve got one hour free in Edinburgh – what do you do?
Miranda: I’d go and see our show! I’ve always wondered what it looks like from the audience. Probably awesome.
David: Sunbathe – the weather’s nice up there, right?
Steven:Build a cabinet.
Which Edinburgh landmark/venue/place would you give a five star review to?
David: Underbelly, simply because we’re there – apparently, it’s the only venue in Edinburgh, and we’re the only show on.
Miranda: 22 Dudley Terrace. I lived there for a year when I was about six.
Give us a secret Edinburgh tip!
David: Munchy Box. A little bit of every greasy fast food in a pizza box. Mainly aimed at drug addicts and comedians.
Miranda: Oh sorry, I wasn’t listening, I was dreaming about the munchy box.
Steven: Try your hardest to eat and sleep, or else bad things happen.
Deep-fried haggis or deep-fried Mars bar?
David: One for mains, one for dessert. Doesn’t matter which way round, really.
Miranda: Haggis. Meat all the way.
Kilt or trousers?
David: Trousers, purely because I associate kilts with attention-seeking English men at weddings.
Miranda: Kilt. I also associate them with fit English blokes at weddings.
David: That’s not what I said.
Steven: Kilt. Definitely.
Arthur’s Seat or Arthur Smith?
David: Arthur Smith’s seat, in his living room. Lovely leather number.
Miranda: Arthur’s Seat. Wait – does it still say ‘English Go Home’ at the top?
Complete this sentence: “In Edinburgh, I will be mainly…
David: …tired, and dressed as a badger.
Miranda: …being awesome.
Steven: …in a bag.”
Well, we’re back and fully recovered from our first ever Edinburgh! Dave’s rope burn has healed, Steve’s seeing someone about his newly developed claustrophobia and I’ve been planning our next torture fest/ gig…
We’re very grateful to everyone who came and enjoyed the show and are really thrilled at the reviews we’ve had. Always one to show off – here are some of the highlights!
**** CHORTLE : ‘Flawlessly funny… Fantastic original ideas…watch before TV execs start editing out the best bits.’
**** THE SCOTSMAN : ‘An IMPRESSIVE calling card for comic actress Miranda Hennessy, this blackly funny three way sketch romp suggests the emergence of a future star.’
**** THE LIST : ‘Top 5 comedy sketch shows to see at the fringe.’
**** BROADWAY BABY : ‘full of classic comic moments and the trio have created a set that feels ready to be a hit television series.’
**** THREE WEEKS : ‘Miranda Hennessy is a force to be reckoned with, a diminutive blonde packing a powerful punch both physically and comedically…an excellent fringe debut for this talented trio.’
***** WEST END FRAME : ‘Probably three of the best comedy actors I have ever seen.’
**** INFORMED EDINBURGH : ‘Destined for some screen time’
**** FESTIVAL JOURNAL : ‘an absolute pleasure to watch…a well-tuned trio of performers who are capable of greatness.
Hennessy & Friends bring their Edinburgh Festival hit show; ‘A History of Violence’ to the Leicester Square Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Tickets available here – http://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/126522944/events
THERE WILL BE BLOOD…