5 November, 2012 § Leave a comment
A long silence due to us taking a little break for personal reasons but we are back up and running now! Firstly an event. If anyone is around the Oxford area and wants to hear me talking a little about what MASC is and how it was set up then come to Oxford Brookes, Gypsy Lane Campus, Room something! I seem unable to find out which it is. If you are interested turn up at quarter to six and ask for the Monkey Monday or the Monday night seminar series. There should be people around to point the way!
24 September, 2012 § Leave a comment
What a busy few weeks. Now safely on holiday I am able to debrief about Cornwall. We had a great time, visited Linda Byrne who generously gave up her house for us one night. We saw everyone at the Monkey Sanctuary and did 4 great shows. We have even made a few contacts for a mini-tour next year! I will add some pictures to speak more eloquently than my addled brain!
4 September, 2012 § 1 Comment
What a whirlwind, from production to rehearsals to a run in a few weeks and my brother got married in the middle of it! We have had great feedback from the show and made £103.31 for the cause so that’s great. We are now gearing up for our visit to The Monkey Sanctuary in Cornwall. Washing to be done and mending. Here is a slightly low-res photo of the show to give you a teasing taster of what it looks like.
30 August, 2012 § Leave a comment
Throughout the last two weeks we have been putting the finishing touches on the show. Finally, today we open for our first show of Muna the Monkey. The cast are great with Laura Fisher playing the eponymous Muna in such a gentle and caring way, she really touches your heart. Bryony Tebbutt and Matthew Vernon playing multiple parts each with energy and power, some funny, some scary, some sweet. Redvers Lawson plays the narrator and Ahmed the Tortoise, who guides Muna through many dark hours. I hope to have photos of the show today to put up this evening.
Good luck to everyone and I hope there are plenty of people to come and see the show today.
Excited monkey hugs
15 August, 2012 § Leave a comment
So I have bought most or all of the costume I need to buy. I have arranged to borrow some more and Jen is very kindly making some. That means costume check.
I started papier-macheing (?) the props yesterday and have so far done a ball and a cactus. A few more things to go then decorating.
I have 14 or so useable poles out of 35 so today I am going to try and finish them. Then I can cut, sew and draw out the backcloth which will hopefully be ready for painting on Monday next week. I am going into Oxford and picking up the wood for the set tomorrow so that will be something I can do on Sunday.
I am also visiting Christine Brewster of Stripey Basket today to talk to her about potentially making Ahmed the tortoise’s shell.
So all in all things are going quite well. I keep meaning to post pictures but I haven’t been able to get the device that gets them off my camera.
31 July, 2012 § Leave a comment
After spending the day calling places yesterday ordering the big things to make our show from. So that was the book cover and frames for pages and all the fixings. Today I went with Ben to buy the decorative bits so fabrics and paint and things. I am excited looking at all the bits in front of us and getting ready to make things.
I will publish my diagrams of pages when I have finished them.
Busy monkey hugs