Archive for April, 2011
The Blue Shed in Sheffield is the only Yorkshire venue with tickets still available for our award-winning adaptation of ‘Of Mice & Men’:
11 May – 7.45pm
12 May – 1.15 & 7.45pm
Box Office: 0114 261 1126 or book online now
Originally a workshop for bearings manufacturer Ekspan, The Blue Shed is set within one of Sheffield’s most industrious areas. The CEO of Ekspan led this ambitions vision to create a contemporary production space for the city. As an emerging venue, they really need your support!
After the first day in Hull, we grabbed 5 minutes with Jez, he said: “For me both performances today stood out in different ways. The audience this afternoon were a bit quieter that’s probably because it wasn’t sold out… and we’re used to that now ha ha! Also there were a few little hiccups with props I fell off the box, Jess knocked over the water bowl and Rob knocked off the broom, but it was okay because we recovered. This evening’s show was really fun and there was lots of good involvement from the audience.
Well what can I say about Hull, there’s a bit of seaside, lots of buildings and nice charity shops so I’m definitely going to look in them tomorrow.”
“Jessica May Buxton’s portrayal of Suzy is engaging and accomplished” Adam Z. Robinson, The Leeds Guide.
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Tickets are now on sale for the final performances of our award-winning adaptation of ‘Of Mice & Men’. This piece has been getting great reviews from audiences and critics, to make sure you catch this great show book your ticket straight – they are selling fast!
11th & 12th May – The Blue Shed, Sheffield
19th May – The Civic, Barnsley
25th May – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendall
26th May – Waterside Arts Centre, Sale
27th & 28th May – Tobacco Factory, Bristol
After the performance at Darlington Arts Centre we spoke to Jess about, what for her, was a very special show: “Performing at the Darlington Art centre for me was the most important show we’ve done on tour, because my Grandad, Aunt and Uncle came along to see it and my Grandad was so so proud. I’ve spoken to him three times since the show and each time before he goes to say goodbye he’s said ‘Jess I must tell you I’ll never forget that night. I’m so proud of you’. So it really means a lot to me that he was able to see what I do and that he actually enjoyed it!”
Jess: This is the first time I’ve been to Newcastle and I was pleasantly surprised. There are so many cultural things to do and everyone knows by now I love a good potter around a museum. The city is quite similar to Liverpool (where I live) so I felt really at home. The Live Theatre is a really cool venue, with cabaret seating at the front so I felt like we were at the Cat House that Suzy works in. Also top marks so far for the best dressing room and green room!
Two of my family friends came to watch the show tonight which means a lot to me because the last time they saw me act was in school, and they loved the performance.
You may have noticed the introduction of the sugar mice, our new touring friends that Rob so kindly bought for us, so keep a look out for them in future blogs.
Today we travelled from Middlesborough to York and we stopped at Thirsk on the way. When we got to York we went to York Theatre Royal’s studio space and had a rehearsal with Tim. We had a brilliant rehearsal, it was fun, we had a laugh like old times! The studio is a bit different to other venues that we have been in as there is seating on three sides. I had to stand up when I was doing the river scene, in which I would normally sit down. It made me feel very different when I was shouting at Lenny, standing up when shouting at him made me feel more powerful and dominant. The evening show went really well, I am very pleased and excited for tomorrows shows.
Following the Middlesbrough show, we had a quick chat with Rob about how he felt it went, he said, “The theatre is really nice, it’s a shame we’re only here for one day. I think we all concentrated and worked well together during tonight’s performance and it felt really good performing in the space.
Yesterday we did our last show at Mind the Gap, which was a matinee, it was great to see all our buddies again and we are so familiar with the space. We’re half way through the tour and we are glad to say that the number of shows has increased to the 50 mark!! We have broken a Mind the Gap record as no tour has never done 50 shows before so I’m so pleased that we’ve reached this together.
On a more serious note, because of the extra the shows I think it is very important that we think of health and safety and get some health insurance for our stunt mice!”