Thanks to the wonderful Laura Horn, Watford Council's Community Arts Development Officer, who saw our September scratch performance of Little Cuts, we were invited to Watford Museum and funded to have a workshop with local director Mark Crane of Theatre on Wax.
It was exciting for us to get to work with a local artist. Mark and Laura's enthusiasm was infectious and the potential of local Arts door's opening was an exciting prospect. Mark mentioned a Sci Fi open mic theatre night that he was putting on at local venue, The LP Cafe.
So we set to work on a piece that was to be 'Blue Pixie'.....
After the weighty subject matter of Little Cuts, we were letting our hair down for Blue Pixie. Set on a decommissioned space Route Master orbiting an unnamed planet we aimed for a cross between Red Dwarf and Firefly.
Blue Pixie meets The Curse of Lover's Folly
pump house theatre
Kevin Palmer, known to Gerald from their time in 'I Can't Believe We're Not Better', wrote, directed, acted in and funded The Curse of Lover's Folly at The Pump House and invited us into the programme. We appeared alongside his company, Aspire Amateur Dramatic Society, who "aim to raise awareness and educate people about autism, mental health and other disabilities featuring many issues facing people with these conditions."
This was our first time on a raised stage which was both really exciting and intimidating in equal measure.