I will be playing Vince, the down and out drug dealing/volunteer fireman, in Stephen Belber’s “Tape” at The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland for one night only!
The show starts at 7:30pm on Saturday 26th June 2010.
“Three friends from high school revisit a shocking event ten years before. Ruthless accusations, festering resentment and unresolved sexual jealousies are exposed. “Tape” is an unsettling drama about the love-hate chemistry that endures between friends.”
My next theatrical outing will be as Paul Fishman in the original stage play “Finders Keepers”.
It will initially be a one night only performance on the 26th April at The Customs House in South Shields, if all goes well then possibly a longer run later in the year.
“Finders Keepers is a dramatic thriller where the numbers don’t lie but the players just might!
After finding a wallet in the street, ‘Tepper’ calls the owner in order to return it. After making the call however, he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things, his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker night and the group tradition is to bet their lottery tickets. When the wallet’s owner shows up and joins the game, who will walk out as the winner?”
I received a last minute audition in Gateshead yesterday for a feature film called “Burning’s of the Heart”.
I had only one day to prepare for the lead character William Tyndale.
However, despite minimal time to prepare, I thought I gave an insightful and believable portrayal and so I now wait with baited breath as to whether I will receive the part.
“William Tyndale was a 16th-century Protestant reformer and scholar who translated the Bible into the Early Modern English of his day. Tyndale’s was the first English translation to draw directly from Hebrew and Greek texts, and the first to take advantage of the new medium of print, which allowed for its wide distribution. In 1535, Tyndale was arrested, tried for heresy and burned at the stake. He was strangled before his body was burnt.”
I had a great day shooting the movie “Ways to Live Forever” with the beautiful Emilia Fox and the astounding Ben Chaplin (aka Matthew Malone from the BBC sitcom “Game On”).
“It is the story of Sam. He is a boy who likes facts. He’s also interested in UFOs and ghosts – and death. He has terminal leukaemia, and is going to die. And dying is a fact of life. The no-nonsense questions that he asks about death demistify the taboos, and make this funny, sad, honest, tender movie a life-enhancing experience.”
I can next be seen in Peter Straughan’s “Bones”, in which I will be playing the part of, wannabe hardman, Beck. The show is set in a porn cinema in 1960’s Gateshead. The business in on the brink of failure and the owners, two Jewish brothers, owe a large sum of money to a local gangster. But their problems seem over when one of them kidnaps Reggie Kray.
This one week run takes place at The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland on Monday 5th through to Saturday 10th October 2009.
Rehearsals are underway for my next show “The Wizard of Oz”, in which I will be playing the Scarecrow. The show is the RSC version of L. Frank Baum’s popular Oz story and is almost identical to the movie made famous by Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Burt Lahr.
This two day run takes place at The Sunderland Empire Theatre on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd July 2009, including a matinée performance on the Thursday. So follow the yellow brick road and join me in Oz for this family favourite.
Rehearsals have begun for a charity show that I will be appearing in. “Swing Your Heart Out” is a swing show packing in some of the most well-loved hits made famous by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.
This one off event takes place at The Marriott Hotel in Seaburn, Sunderland on Thursday 27th November 2008. I hope to see you there!
After a successful performance last night in front of a VIP audience, signs are good that my latest show – “Sinderella” – will prove to be a very popular panto!
Following the traditional story, the heroine of the tale still loses her glass slipper and finds her Prince Charming, but along the way you will be treated to a few blue jokes and a lot of tongue-in-cheek humour!
The traditional costumes and the traditional plot remain, but the script has got an adult theme and is aimed at adults only.