Louise and Mary-Lou were treated to champagne and posh macaroons at the Burlington Arcade lights on event last week. We also worked extremely hard, of course! The Last Tuesday Society booked our Country Pursuits for the Orient Express themed party and we were thoroughly at home amongst the super models, celebs (including the elegant Bill Nighy) and flapper girls.
Marie-Louise, Steven and I had the most wonderful day's photo shoot under the masterful lens of our photographer Ronnie Biggs . Our very gracious host, Anselm Guise gave us the full run of his glorious Elmore Court which gave us all the inspiration we needed. Ronnie's most elegant hound Betty joined us along side our own darling Betty (smaller but no less elegant) and almost stole the show. We also had a fantastic weekend with the costumes at the Port Elliot Festiva, feeling very much at home. For the full gallery go to Curious Closet
After 2 years of fantasising (and a couple of meetings) we finally got some serious funding from the Arts Council to make our version of The Little Mermaid. It will be performed in leisure centre pools around Wiltshire with our company and a local team of synchronised swimmers with support from the county council too. Louise will produce and direct, Marie-Louise will choreograph and perform, Steven is writing the script and score and will be Neptune and we are delighted to be joined by Emily Campbell, a fantastic performer and opera signer who will be Ursula the Sea Witch. Our aims include expanding the scale and reach of our work, developing relationships locally and working close to home. We are also very excited about transforming leisure centre pools into theatre spaces and absolutely thrilled about working with swimmers. The shows are in June and will be part of Wiltshire's Cultural Olympiad.
Also, performing the Medicine Show at Prema Arts Centre in Gloucestershire on Friday 30th March as cabaret double bill with Attack of the 50 Foot Woman puppet show.