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Filming for Everybody Loses

Last weekend I spent a few days with filmmaker Sam Christie who is an Associate Lecturer in Film at SOLENT University in Southhampton. We were shooting a short video series that is part of a performance that I have been making called Everybody Loses: The Death Diary of Karl Patterson Schmidt. It's based upon the true story of a world famous herpetologist (snake doctor) who was bitten whilst examining a Boomslang Snake at the Chicago Field Museum in the 1950s and over the course of the next 24 hours documented his own death. There are parallels between Schmidt's fate and our current environmental crisis. The pre

The premiere of the performance is on 23 November at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, mid-Wales. The video project and performance have been created as a response to the United Nations Climate Talks which are currently underway in Bonn, Germany.

Here are a few photographs from the day by Sheffield based photographer Becky Payne. 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marie Roget at The Winter Gardens

Rehearsal photograph by Elizabeth Pennington. Performers left to right, Clarke Bannerman, Amy Blake and Amelia-Daisy Phair.

On Saturday 21 October a small group of SHU Performance students will present a performed reading of a new version of The Mystery of Marie Roget by Edgar Allen Poe especially for the Off The Shelf Festival. This 45 minute version of the text, entitled Marie Roget, has been adapted by UK/Australian performance company Doppelgangster as part of a Research and Development project.

The performance begins at 1pm and the audience may come and go as they please. For more information please visit the Off The Shelf Festival website.

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Working as a writer on the show

I have heard the sentence before that writers are the worst procrastinators, but working on this show was nowhere near this statement as writers and performers worked this week from 10-4 pm each day to produce this show.
What we did in this…

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AWAKENINGS post 2: Final Poster

Here is the final poster design for the 2021 play AWAKENINGS. This design is based on the feedback provided, which was to bring a focus to the process of making and coming together for the experience of the production rather than the narrative of…

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Excerpt of my journey as a writer

I am a writer who has stolen many moments of someone's else life and mine too and had turned them into stories.

But my story does not start from here. It started when I was nine years old. I wrote a mini-novel of three chapters in a diary.…

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