Gameshow V Circus Geeks

I recently attempted to write some interview questions to ask Gameshow, but quickly realised how hard it is to think of questions when you are so heavily involved in a show.   To get a more interesting perspective, I handed the questioning over to Circus Geeks’ Arron Sparks. In return, Gameshow’s Matt Ryan asked a bunch of questions about Circus Geeks. Through these companies travelling similar paths in very … Continue reading Gameshow V Circus Geeks

Top investments for touring

With both Gameshow and Circus Geeks getting ready to pack their bags and hit the road next month, I’ve been thinking about some of the most useful investments for touring circus/ theatre shows. 1. Smartphone. For 101 reasons, largely split into practical and marketing tasks, a smartphone has to be my number one item. For directions, Tweeting, finding contact details, making videos, looking back over … Continue reading Top investments for touring

London International Mime Festival

January may be a dreary month for some, but for circus, puppetry, physical theatre lovers, it’s golden. London International Mime Festival is in full swing for the 39th time. Following co-artistic director, Joseph Seelig’s addition to the New Years’ Honours list this year, one can only imagine that next year’s 40th bash is going to be something outstanding. This year’s highlight for me was Gandini … Continue reading London International Mime Festival

Sending print to tour venues

Warning: this is a frightfully mundane blog post. This is, in no way intended to entertain or delight, but thought it would be a useful, practical advice for small circus / theatre companies who are about to take their work on the road.  Before a tour begins, all of your venues will need some printed publicity materials. This is a step-by-step guide from my experience, from design to delivery. … Continue reading Sending print to tour venues

This Is The Moon, That Is The Earth

TOURING SPRING 2015- dates here Matt and Matthew want to be astronauts. They want to take the audience on a journey into space.  They try really hard, but someone’s messed up. This show’s for anyone who’s ever wanted to be famous / tried and failed / wondered what it’s like to be lost in space with your best friend. “a VERY enjoyable, exciting, thought-provoking and messy way … Continue reading This Is The Moon, That Is The Earth