Wednesday, 28 November 2007

November 2007 Update

Midsummer Night’s Dream, or rather, the version I’ve been playing Puck in, 'The Kaos Dream', enjoyed sell out audiences, complaints from catholic School teachers, and standing ovations. For vlogs, and reviews, and other news, go to www.kaostheatre.com. And we will be going out on National tour again in February 2008. Details coming soon.....
Mostly, I’m on heavy discipline and have set myself a deadline of the end of the year to finish writing my next play, the one I’ve been at for almost 16 months now, “ A Multitude Of Elvii”, but the following are the only shows I’m doing between now and next year.

November : 

10th: I’m MC ing for WHITE MISCHIEF, @ The Scala www.WhiteMischief.info
Details for the event are: White Mischief “From The Earth To The Moon”, Saturday 10 November 2007, 8pm-3am, Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9NL.
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18th: As part of the huge annual event that is known as DA DA FEST ( A DEAF AND DISABLED ARTS FESTIVAL IN LIVERPOOL), DaDalesque, a burlesque show with a difference hosted by Mat Fraser, featuring Millie Dollar, Diva Hollywood and Amelia Soliel amongst others.
FOR ALL DETAILS go to dadafest@nwdaf.co.uk or call 0151 707 1733, minicom: 0151 706 0365. www.nwdaf.co.uk

19th: @ The Liverpool Tate Art Gallery, Albert Dock, Liverpool, I will be discussing this year’s Turner Prize nominees with another disabled artist Aaron Williamson, and others I think, as well as talking about our own personal arts practises, again, for Da Da Fest. For times, prices and all other details, please go to dadafest@nwdaf.co.uk or call 0151 707 1733, minicom: 0151 706 0365. www.nwdaf.co.uk

30th: THE TEXAS CHAINSAW CIRCUS PRESENTS..... All I can say is that I will be fulfilling a long held performance ambition as part of this extraordinary and unpleasant show at the Forum, Kentish Town, featuring The Damned, another band, and lots of sick sick horror gore circus stuff, including some famous performers

December:

1st: Teddington’s first ever Disability Arts cabaret is upon us. I’m MC ing it, and it will feature local acts.

12th: “Beauty and the Beast”. Zagreb, Croatia. Going back to my favourite Balkan City to do some Live Art for the art collective there called KONTEJNER, This time I’ll be collaborating with International Live Artist, celebrated choreographer and dancer, and title holding feminist burlesque star Julie Atlas Muz ( www.julieatlasmuz.com) , in a specially commissioned performance. Julie produced last year’s “Sealboy & the Blondes”, a burlesque show we did in NYC, and the recent Day of the Dead festival Live Art extravaganza in Braga, Portugal, which we did, and was a blast. It will be beautiful, beastly, sexual, shocking, ugly, poetic, romantic and disgusting.

19th: I’m doing a 20 minute spot at the roughest learning disabled club in Town, the grime, the R&B, yes, it’s THE BUBBLE CLUB, @ The Rythm Factory, Whitechapel Rd, more details to come soon. Last year I did my Elvis tribute show there, this year I don’t yet know...

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

September 2007 Update

September:

Sat 1st:  The Night of the Senses, with EROTIC AWARDS, @ MASS & BABALOU, ST MATTHEW’S CHURCH, BRIXTON HILL, BRIXTON, LONDON. Erotic Awards @ 7.30 pm, Ball 11pm until 6am (ON 2 floors, there is a lift that only takes one wheelchair at a time, with the measurements of 30 inches wide, and 50 front to back)

Phone 0707 499 0808 10am-6pm weekdays, or leydigtrust@yahoo.co.uk, or post cheques payable to The Leydig Trust (add £3.50 handling fee), Gilly, 30 Abbey Rd, Yeovil, Summerset, BA21 3EZ.
For more details on how to get tickets, and the event itself, go to <http://www.nightofthesenses.com>

18th - 22nd inc (2.30pm matinee as well on Weds 19th): A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Lighthouse Theatre, Poole, Dorset... Followed by a National tour, all details to come soon....

24th to 29th, inc, The Arts Depot, Barnet, London

October: 

the play continues....
1st & 2nd: Portsmouth New Theatre Royal

3rd to 6th inc, Newport Riverfront Theatre, Newport, Wales

8th to 13th inc (with matinees on 10th& 12th, @ 1.30), Theatre Royal, Winchester

15th to 17th inc, South Hill park Theatre, Bracknell

18th to 20th inc. The Playhouse, Norwich

(The play picks up again to tour from early Feb, to March, 2008.)

November:

Some “Mat Fraser’s Sex Variety Cabaret” shows I hope... I’m trying to find an accessible venue in central London... or more locally to me, Kingston, to put on regular monthly gigs like that, with international stars of the burlesque scene, and much much more.....

Sunday, 13 May 2007

May 2007 Update

April:

13th, Entries into The Hall of Fame @ Sideshows By The Seashore, Coney Island, Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NYC. I will be entering Mr Joseph Merrick

14th/15h: SuperFreak Weekender, same venue, featuring me, Ravi the Indian rubber man, Jennifer Millar the woman with a Beard, Coco the Killer Clown, Serpentina, and maybe more ( for details go to ???)

18th “Sealboy & The Blondes” @ The Slipper Rooms, Lower east Side Manhattan. With Me as MC, and Julie Atlas Muz, Bambi, Bunny Love, and Dirty Martini as da Blondes. Expect mayhem and mess

20th Lecture performance of my works practise to students of Disability Studies, Berkeley University, San Francisco, CA. NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC

23rd Similar speech, but more about my art, the creative flow, for students of art, at same Uni. NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC

26th, Speaking with Lawrence Carter Long ( see links) on an evening about disability and sexuality. Freak fucking, mercy shags, good lovin’, and everything in between no doubt.

May:

7th, “Art Of Protest” (see attached PDF), an all day Live Art event in Battersea PK, London ( For details go to The Art of Protest, Radical Folk the British Tradition of Free Speech; 19 April - 28 May http://www.homeliveart.com/artofprotest.html

16th, “Stay Up Late” Campaign, with Heavy Load, me, and others, @ The Komedia, Brighton ( For more details go to????)

23rd, The Erotic Awards semi finals, The Showcase @ Clapham Grand( For details go to ???)

30th, Mat Fraser’s Sex Variety Cabaret 5, @ Farnham Maltings ( see links) Featuring Miss Burggundy Skies, Miss Murray Penny, 2006 Erotic Awards performance artist winner Miss Lily Dumont (TBC), stand up comedy, songs, and wit to make you marvel

June:

2nd, Disability Pride, @ Lampeter University, Dyfed, Wales.

15th, “Red Eyes, Flippers & Wheels” the BBC Ouch pod cast crew give you a rare live night of their comedy, as part of the Liverpool Comedy Festival 2007. @ The Unity Theatre, Liverpool

22nd to 24th, inc. Glastonbury festival . I’ll be MC ing the Lost Vagueness (see links) cabaret tent. Details to come soon....