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A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad); Black Is The Color of My Voice; FRIEND (The One With Gunther); Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.

A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad); Black Is The Color of My Voice; FRIEND (The One With Gunther); Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.

Announcing the worldwide streaming premiere of four Seabright Productions filmed with live audiences at Wilton’s Music Hall

Multi award-winning cabaret-musical ‘A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)’, acclaimed play ‘Black Is The Color of My Voice’ comedy ‘FRIEND (The One With Gunther)’ featuring all 236 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, ‘FRIENDS’, and the biographical play ‘Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope’ are to be streamed globally.

The four critically acclaimed productions were curated by Olivier Award-winning producer, James Seabright, and filmed last month before socially distanced audiences at Wilton’s Music Hall, the oldest surviving Grand Music Hall in the world.

James Seabright said: “Thanks to a grant from the Cultural Recovery Fund we were able to give work to dozens of freelance actors, creatives and technicians, to record these wonderful productions and now present them to a global audience via stream.theatre.”

‘A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad)’ will be streamed Thursday 1 July  – Sunday 4 Julyand will then be available on demand Monday 5 – Sunday 11 July

‘Black Is The Color of My Voice’ will be streamed Thursday 8 July – Sunday 11 July and will then be available on demand:  Monday 12 – Sunday 18 July.

‘FRIEND (The One With Gunther)’
will be streamed Thursday 15 July – Sunday 18 July and will then be available on demand Monday 19 – Sunday 25 July

‘Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope’ will be streamed Thursday 22 July  – Sunday 25 July and will
then be available on demand Monday 26 July – Sunday 1 August


A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD)

Following award-winning, sell-out London and Edinburgh seasons, and prior to appearing off-Broadway, this acclaimed cabaret musical explores how it’s OK to not be OK. Written by double Olivier Award winner Jon Brittain (‘Baby Reindeer’; ‘Rotterdam’; ‘Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho’) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky and Mannish). Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Winner: Scotsman Fringe First Award and Best Musical Award at Edinburgh Fringe, nominated: Best Musical Off West End Awards (Offies) 2020, Best Director (Musicals) Off West End Awards (Offies) 2020, BeBest Mental Health Fringe Award and Holden Street Theatre Award. ‘A Super Happy Story’ has been created with, and commissioned by, award-winning Hull company, Silent Uproar, who champion writers to create daring and fun nights out to make the world a little bit better.

Cast: Madeleine MacMahon, Sophie Clay, Ed Yelland
Writer: Jon Brittain, Director: Alex Mitchell, Musical Director/Composer: Matthew Floyd Jones, Movement Director: Jon Beney, Sound Designer: Ed Clarke, Lighting Designer: Adam Foley, Set and Costume Designer: Amy Jane Cook, Costume Supervisor: Liz Dees, Presented by Seabright Productions and Silent Uproar (Producer for Silent Uproar: Martin Atkinson).

BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY VOICE

Fringe First award winner Apphia Campbell stars in her acclaimed play, that has played sell-out seasons in Shanghai, New York, Edinburgh and at London’s Trafalgar Studios, Wilton’s Music Hall and Crazy Coqs. Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Campbell’s stunning solo performance follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.

Written & performed by Apphia Campbell, Directed by Arran Hawkins & Nate Jacobs, Lighting design by Clancy Flynn, Sound design by Tom Lishman, Presented by Seabright Productions and Play The Spotlight

FRIEND (The One With Gunther)

One man, 10 seasons, one hour!  The entire 236 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, ‘FRIENDS’, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Gunther. This new show from acclaimed comic actor Brendan Murphy reimagines the TV classic through the eyes of barista Gunther. Settle down in Gunther’s café to hear the true insider story of what happened to Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Monica and Joey, from the Friends character who kept them caffeinated through all of the highs, lows, love affairs and failed auditions along the way! Brendan Murphy’s recent credits include the Las Vegas season of Olivier Award nominated global hit ‘Potted Potter’, Best of Edinburgh award-winning comedy parody ‘The Crown Dual’ and improv comedy classic ‘Battleacts’.

Written and performed by Brendan Murphy, Directed by Hamish Macdougall

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

‘Naked Hope’ is a glorious, truthful and uplifting celebration of a genuinely unique human being, and of the urgent necessity to be yourself. Written and performed by Mark Farrelly, and directed by the legendary Linda Marlowe, who also directed Farrelly’s show ‘The Silence of Snow’. ‘Naked Hope’ depicts the legendary Quentin Crisp at two distinct phases of his extraordinary life. Firstly, in the late 1960s in his filthy Chelsea flat. The second part of the play transitions the audience to New York in the 1990s. Here a much older Quentin, finally embraced by society, regales the audience with his sharply observed, hard-earned philosophy on how to have a lifestyle.

Written & Performed by Mark Farrelly, Directed by Linda Marlowe, Sound by Tom Lishman
Presented by Seabright Productions


STREAMING GUIDE

A Super Happy Story About Being Super Sad
Presented by Seabright Productions and Silent Uproar
Age Guidance: 16+ (TW: depression, suicide)
Running Time: 69 mins (no interval)

Streaming link:  www.stream.theatre/season/160
Thursday 1st July at 19:30
Friday 2nd July at 19:30
Saturday 3rd July at 14:30 & 19:30
Sunday 4th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Then available on demand: Monday 5th – Sunday 11th July

Black Is The Color Of My Voice
Presented by Seabright Productions and Play The Spotlight
Age Guidance: 12+
Running Time: 72 mins (no interval)

Streaming link: www.stream.theatre/season/159
Thursday 8th July at 19:30
Friday 9th July at 19:30
Saturday 10th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Sunday 11th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Then available on demand:  Monday 12th – Sunday 18th July

FRIEND (The One With Gunther)
Presented by Seabright Productions
Running Time: 70 mins (no interval)

Streaming link: www.stream.theatre/season/158
Thursday 15th July at 19:30
Friday 16th July at 19:30
Saturday 17th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Sunday 18th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Then available on demand: Monday 19th – Sunday 25th July

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope
Presented by Seabright Productions
Running Time: 80 mins (no interval)

Streaming link:  www.stream.theatre/season/161
Thursday 22nd July at 19:30
Friday 23rd July at 19:30
Saturday 24th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Sunday 25th July at 14:30 & 19:30
Then available on demand:  Monday 26th July – Sunday 1st August

Streaming price:
£12 plus £3 transaction fee for all shows

LETHAL LOCKDOWN

LETHAL LOCKDOWN

Interactive online murder mystery drama. Can you name the perpetrator(s) of the multiple deaths in the village of Quakesby? If you are into “Midsomer Murders” you will love this one! Book now at: http://www.heavenly.eclipse.co.uk/Ticket.htm

  • : current/future_show
  • : 40496
  • : ONLINE
  • : 14/11/2020
  • : PE73GY
  • : 14/11/2020
  • : East of England
  • : Written & directed by Diane Pickett. Performed on location by Yaxley Amateur Players.
  • : http://www.yap.org.uk
  • : £5.00
  • : 1487832131
Rose

Rose

Coronation Street’s Maureen Lipman to star in digital revival of Olivier-nominated play, streaming worldwide on 10th, 11th & 12th September 2020

Award-winning stage and screen actress Maureen Lipman (Coronation Street, ITV; Celebrity Gogglebox, Channel 4; The Pianist) will star in an online revival of Martin Sherman’s Rose this September. The new production will be filmed and made available to download and stream online for three days only, in collaboration with the Hope Mill Theatre.

This sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman blends the personal with the political as it traces Rose’s story from the devastation of Nazi-ruled Europe to conquering the American dream. Rose reflects on what it means to be a survivor. Her remarkable life began in a tiny Russian village, took her to Warsaw’s ghettos and a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona canyons, and salsa-flavoured nights in Miami beach.

This powerful one-woman tour-de-force by Martin Sherman (Bent, 1979) was nominated for an Olivier when it first premiered at the National Theatre in 1999. This new production, directed by Scott Le Crass (Country Music, Omnibus Theatre; Elmer, UK and International tour), in close collaboration with Sherman, is a moving reminder of some of the harrowing events that shaped the century. It remains sadly relevant today as racial tensions escalate, and allegations of antisemitism are rife.

Taking on the role made famous by Olympia Dukakis, Lipman is Rose, a woman shaped by her history. She offers an intimate and, at times, humorous account of the 20th century, and the ultimate triumph of humanity. This thought-provoking production acts as a caution, highlighting the importance of unity in the face of adversity, and the need to recognise and empathise with the suffering of others.

Maureen Lipman comments, “I always wanted to play Rose in Martin Sherman’s play but this is the first time I have been available -if you call working on Coronation Street at the same time as learning forty five pages of stunning dialogue, availability. It gives me a thrill to think I will be doing it for a cause as great as the future of the Hope Mill Theatre.”

The production is pleased to be streaming in support of three wonderful charities: Age UK, The Fed, and UK Jewish Film.


Show: Rose

Dates: Thursday 10th, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September 2020

Tickets: Tickets are £8 (plus booking fee) and can be purchased online at hopemilltheatre.co.uk

Director: Scott Le Crass

Writer: Martin Sherman

Music: David Cullen

Video Editing: Channel Eighty 8

Corporate Sponsor: So Legal Solicitors

Rose: Maureen Lipman

Twitter: @Gingerqmedia, @Hopemilltheatr1

Instagram: @Gingerquiffmedia, @HopeMillTheatre

  • : current/future_show
  • : 41577
  • : (online) from Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard St, Manchester
  • : 10/09/2020
  • : M47JA
  • : 12/09/2020
  • : North West
  • : Produced by Thomas Hopkins & Michael Quinn for Ginger Quiff Media and Hope Mill Theatre in association with Julian Stoneman for MPSI Ltd.
  • : https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/
  • : £8 (plus booking fee)
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