Me and Phil Trainer just completed our tour and boy! was it awesome or wot! We landed in a Great Britain that was about to celebrate the golden jubilee of QE2 and what a performance that was. But our greatest thrill was attending the Playback Theatre Festival in London and meeting its wonderful actors, directors, musicians galore from all over the world. We met the artistic director of Trueheart Theatre Company and her multi-cultural cast of talents. There is no doubt that London is the place for theatre makers. Everyday and night there is a show somewhere worthwhile going to. By sheer chance, I happened to have a cousin playing in the London mandolin festival. That was exquisite. In Margate I enjoyed Tom Thumb, the smallest theatre in the world (or so it claims) that seats apparently only 30 people, hmm.. methinks 50 or so small bums can be squeezed in somehow. I told them that Our Man in Beijing was performed in my kitchen and we managed to get 34 bums on seats! I have no doubt that our ACT is the smallest theatre in the universe! Then off to Mt Snowdia in Wales and we happened upon yet another festival but the rain and cold saw me and mine driving off in our wicked van to a warm bed in Betwsy-co-ed. Our Man In Beijing ain’t going to git there in Wales much as I adore the Welsh choir. They can keep their weather! Our Man In Beijing is off to La Mama theatre in Carlton back in Melbourne. Look out for the premier on Saturday 25th August 2012! Something to look forward to folks!
After a successful season in Brighton, Our Man In Beijing is going to La Mama in Carlton. Two opposite ends of Melbourne. Brighton is on the bay and Carlton is on the city’s edge in the heart of Little Italy. Our Man is very honoured to be performing at La Mama, the most famous of Indie theatre company with an awesome history. La Mama began life in the 60s and now lives in an old Victorian terrace that was threatened with closure a few years ago. It was saved almost overnight with the magic that is community support. The community raised over one million aussie dollars and bought the building so that the show or shows can go on! La Mama has spawned many a famous Australian playwrights who have attained international stardom such Williamson and Hibberd. Our Man in Beijing, the first inter-cultural play with Australian and Chinese elements, the first in the world, will be be performed over 3 weekends beginning 25th August 2012. Please check for updates, news and gossip about Our Man on Facebook under the Australian Chinese Theatre or my personal timeline Moni Lai Storz.