Project: Theatre Production Idea in the Wings (Working Title: KK & GM)

Loft Theatre. New Foyer Design
Loft Theatre. New Foyer. Design Drawing 03

I love live Theatre, so when I got a call asking me to draw up some design options for a new Foyer at the Loft Theatre, I leapt out of the wings and was on the spot in a flash.

Though many theatres have closed down in the UK, everyone remains interested in live performance, and today, it’s the Poetry Slams, Pub Theatres, Living Sculpt, Street Carnivals, Pop Concerts and reality TV programmes that satisfy our love of live theatre.

So with this in mind, I have written a new pantomime based on a double act of cartoon characters (KK & GM), I originally developed as mascots for the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham.

The Story
It’s a love story and a hate story about an orphaned kitten adopted as a theatre mascot that prevents a mob of rats taking over the Theatre for their own business dealings. The kitten brings back the audiences – with a little help from a stranded genie mouse left over in the props. department after an Aladdin Production.

Does real love blossom at the end? I think so – as real tears will run down the audiences’ cheeks.

The story exists in the form of an unpublished graphic novel with over 150 key illustrations.

I need some help
I need a few haunting melodies, fun songs and theme music now so that it will be sure to break box office records.

If you write musicals and want to collaborate on this, get in contact.

If you are a Producer looking for a new panto., let’s meet up.

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Images of stories in the making

After performing original stories monthly at the Rhyme and Tell open mic. storytelling club in Bishop’s Castle (4th Sunday each month. 8.00pm Six Bells Pub opposite church) for three years, I have a book full which I’m starting to get ready to podcast. At the moment, I don’t know a thing about sound editing so the podcasts will be packed with raw energy like the one animation film I did whilst making pizza in the dark.

At first, I collaborated on the illustrations with Peter Scott and started to blog the stories but didn’t publish the site when we both realised the stories would be best recorded real and live. However, here’s some screenshots of that site in beta – mostly uploaded here to remind me to do the podcasts.