Monday, 17 June 2013

BABYLON - The Fauconberg Arms

So this morning we all gathered at The Fauconberg arms. Our new show, BABYLON, has official commenced and we're off at full speed. It's a show about Kings, Queen, Civil Wars, people we should care for, those we should have loved harder and held tighter. 

We have had various read throughs and long chats over the weekend. It's play about us, about people and the perhaps the responsibilities we have to be good to each other. Oddly, for me, it's not a play about the beautiful things - that's quite refreshing.

We are:

Me (Alex) - I wrote Beulah and have written BABYLON

Dom - is one of the four artistic directors of Belt Up Theatre, he directed my play The Boy James and he's directing BABYLON

Jim - is composer and sound designer for Tortoise In A Nutshell. He also wrote the music for Beulah with Ed and has toured in the show since the word go.

Ed - runs the brilliant folk & puppetry company, The River People. He wrote the music and performed Beulah with Jim.

Serena - If you've seen Some Small Love Story, then Serena has toured with the show since the original production in 2011. She's also been a key play in no end of Belt Up shows.

Conrad - Conrad is a singer, songwriter and the front man of the circus folk band, Holy Moly & The Cracker's who have graced many a LittleFest and toured If The River Was Whiskey with us.

So today is full of music in the countryside, working in a beautiful country pub in the Yorkshire Moors. We've set ourselves a challenge, we will present a sharing of where we're up to this Friday at 8pm at The Fauconberg Arms, Coxwold. It's free,  you can pay what you think at the end. 

We'd love some friendly faces and plenty of feedback at the end - it's a big show we're making, so we'd love to know what you think.

We're surrounded by instruments, paper and green fields. There's plenty of harmonies flying around, instrument swapping, thumping of drums and plucking of strings. BABYLON is a agogo - we're a-rocking and a-rolling. Pick up your banjos and head to see us on Friday. 

More soon. Keep up with our comings and goings on twitter @FlanCol


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