Saturday, September 11, 2010

Off to America to tour More Lives than One. Here are the dates:

  • Centre for the Arts, Buffalo, NY - 23/24 September
  • Penobscot Theater, Bangor, Maine, 30 September - 2 October
  • YMCA Theater, Boston, 5 October
  • Casino Theater, Newport RI, 7-9 October

The Casino Theater was where Oscar Wilde lectured on his American tour. Our show will be the first one there since its restoration.

Monday, August 18, 2008

So you want to be an actor?

If you do, then do your own thing, and do it as well as you can. Forget about becoming a star. Some of the stars are not very good, they just had the right contacts or the right family.

Be true to yourself. Do good work and you’ll get a following of real people, even if you’re not on the front page of some awful newspaper. Don’t give up. Samuel Beckett said "Try again. Fail again. Fail Better".

Sunday, August 17, 2008

What we've done

With the run of More Lives than One in Edinburgh finishing, it seems a good moment to think back over everything we've done so far. Since the company was formed in 1991, we've put on following plays (if there's an asterisk before the title then it means we did the show in both English and French):

*One for the Road by Harold Pinter

Love Scene by Robert Coover

*Summer Lightning adapted from PG Wodehouse by G. Havergal and B. Bray

*Faith Healer by Brian Friel

Herman by Stewart Conn

Lunch & Harry's Christmas by Steven Berkoff

*Abigail's Party by Mike Leigh

*The Hothouse by Harold Pinter

*The Clearing by Helen Edmundson

Not I, Rough for Theatre 1 & 2, Play, Footfalls, Krapp's Last Tape, etc; by Samuel Beckett

Art by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton

The Misanthrope by Molière, adapted by Tony Harrison

Ashes to Ashes and Monologue by Harold Pinter

The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de Cons) by Francis Veber, translated by Barbara Bray

Brighton Beach Scumbags by Steven Berkoff

Trial by Jury by Gilbert & Sullivan (musical)

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness

A Slight Ache and Ashes to Ashes by Harold Pinter

Alfie by Bill Naughton

84 Charing Cross Road by James Roose-Evans

More Lives Than One - Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas

Saturday, August 16, 2008

More reviews of More lives than one

This one has some extracts from the show, and is referenced here, where they were supposed to review us, but didn't.

Cecil Boys takes a shine to the chaise lounge here, with a glance at my socks to boot:
With a smooth and mellifluous voice Clark gives Wilde lovers an informative and well researched show, peppered with excerpts from the great writer's plays. As the actor says, 'Today, Oscar would be tickled pink by his current respectability' and Clark matches this with his vibrant socks. An enjoyable and revealing evening for any Oscar Wilde fan.
Claire Smith is a bit less complimentary. Some of her readers disagree however, bless their socks.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cats on stage

I remember being in a dreadful production of “Andromaque” by Racine when stray ginger cat, bushy tail in the air, come strolling across the stage several nights in a row (they could never catch him) and wailing in a perfect imitation of the leading lady.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Horror stories #3 and #4

So what else can go wrong? I was once two floors above the stage when I heard my cue over the intercom. The audience waited.

They also waited when I was 15 minutes in to my one-man-show Un Gros Câlin (Cuddles) in French when all the lights fused. I carried on for an hour, in the dark, while the audience waited for the lights to come back on. They stayed, but I suppose they couldn’t have found their way out anyway.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Horror story #2: Props

As George in a production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? preparing to come on with a gun behind my back to pretend to be about to blow Martha’s brains out, when I found there was no gun! Stage management cock up. All I could find was a hammer. You should have seen the faces of the other actors who were expecting me to do a number with a gun.