17 November 2009

Joel Horwood interview

Much as the title of this blog post suggests, Joel did an interview. He was talking to Sarah Pitt of The Western Morning News about IS EVERYONE OK? prior to the show opening tonight in Plymouth.

"Is Everyone OK? is about a lot of people who are a little bit worried that they might have got it wrong," says Joel.

"We are shifting quicker than our moral compass will allow, and we are a little bit worried about it.

"I think that is the main source of panic, our parents would have been married by the time the thought has just entered our head."

You can read the full interview here.

15 November 2009

IS EVERYONE OK? in Plymouth


The IS EVERYONE OK? tour bus is revving up its engine in readiness for a road-trip to Plymouth, where the show plays for a week at The Drum, Theatre Royal.

Performances are nightly at 7:45pm from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 November, with a post-show talk with playwright Joel Horwood, director George Perrin and the gang on Thursday.

If you live down West Country way, or fancy a little road-trip yourself, we'd love to see you there.

Full details here.

Kneehigh, Frantic, nabokov...

There's a great preview of IS EVERYONE OK? on the This Is Plymouth website in advance of our run at The Drum this week, with some nice things about us in it.

"Some companies do seem to have the knack of coming up trumps on an enviable number of occasions," writes someone or other who sadly is denied a byline and therefore proper attribution.

"They lodge in our brains, and we recognise their names with a sense of warm anticipation. Coming instantly to mind are Frantic Assembly, Kneehigh, Kesselofski and Fiske ... And on the strength of only two previous productions here, the new writing production company nabokov look as if they might be among those worth keeping an eye on."

Well, we're mightily honoured to be spoken of in the same breath as Frantic and Kneehigh, for starters, and we're always delighted if we manage to provide a sense of warm anticipation. So thank you very much anonymous staff writer. We hope you enjoy the show.

You can read the full article here.

15 October 2009

New IEO date announced in Wales

Ass_rooms The IEO tour bus is off on another road trip next month when the show plays The Assembly Rooms in Presteigne.

It will be the show's first visit to Wales and only nabokov's second ever outing in Wales following our visit to Theatr Clywyd with Artefacts in April 2008.

The Assembly Rooms is an elegant 100 seat space in Presteigne which hosts a year round programme of theatre, music, films and exhibitions curated by Mid Border Arts.

Needless to say, we're dead excited about our visit.

If you live anywhere nearby, please do come along and see the show and say hi. Tickets are available from the box office on +44 (0)1544 260650

14 September 2009

Heart-stoppingly beautiful in Watford

IMG_0115 This was the actor's view from behind the mic at Watford Palace theatre last Friday night where the show played its biggest venue so far.

We didn't quite fill all 607 seats, but well into three figures turned out and gave the show a standing ovation at the curtain.

Alex B, Alex P and Becky were on call, alongside a new cast member making her Is Everyone OK? debut - Becci Gemmell. Becci recently starred in Penelope Skinner's hit monologue F**KED at The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, and in the BBC Drama LAND GIRLS.

Meanwhile, Phoebe was on stage at The Bush in 2ND MAY 1997.

Huge thanks to everyone at Watford Palace for having us, and everyone in the audience for coming along and giving the show such a warm reception.

There was a lovely feature in The Watford Observer too. Journalist Melanie Dakin saw the  show at Latitude and thought it was "almost heart-stoppingly beautiful", which we're delighted to hear.

She interviewed Joel in advance of the Watford show, and asked him what inspired the plays:

“All three pieces are born out of the soul destroying world of temping in the city. I guess part of the reason I started writing was because it was during these crappy jobs, normally mid-morning, when it’s raining and an aeroplane is flying somewhere overhead, that I’d get hit by that realisation that things weren’t going to plan. These plays are my reaction to that moment when you accidentally start asking yourself all of the awkward questions you’d been staving off with nights out and shallow relationships.”

You can read the full article here.

There's lots of video footage from Scarborough and Watford to follow too whene we get round to editing out the defamatory bits.

10 September 2009

IS EVERYONE OK? at Watford Palace


The IS EVERYONE OK? tour bus rolls into Watford on Friday for one night only at Watford Palace.

We're thrilled to be producing our first show at Watford as a Creative Associate Company of the theatre, with 2ND MAY 1997 also visiting Watford in October.

Watford is the closest to London the show is coming this year, so for all you Londonders, this is your best chance to catch the show. Watford is a mere 20 minutes from Euston on the train, and the 18:34, 18:40 and 18:50 trains will all get you to the Palace in good time for a pint before the show starts at 7:45pm. There, we've even researched train times for you. And here's a map.

After the show, Watford is hosting its very first Open Mic Night, kicking off at 9pm in the newly refurbished Green Room Bar. There's free beer for performers, so bring your guitar. And even if you don't do a turn, you can get three bottles of beer for a fiver.

All of which marvellousness suggests you click here to get yourself a ticket and head to Watford on Friday. Yes. Good. See you there.

10 August 2009

Tour Diary Episode Three - Camp Bestival

The gang descends on Camp Bestival for two midnight shows on Friday and Saturday.

05 August 2009

Is Everyone OK? at The Holt Festival


The IS EVERYONE OK? company hits the road again today for a show at The Holt Festival in Norfolk.

Jenni, Becky, Lachlan and Alex B are doing the honours.

The Festival takes place all this week in the beautiful village of Holt and features a wide-ranging programme of theatre, music, comedy and art, headlined by Elkie Brooks!

Tour Diary Episode Two

The gang heads to Latitude for a special one-off show in a packed theatre tent and some festival shenanigans...

Tour Diary Episode One

The company is on the road, but the sat nav's not playing ball...

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