Who Loves Ya!

In the show, Yes! Because… Dame June Bloom reminisces – sometimes painfully, sometimes joyfully – and often about her relationship with her mother.  One song in particular seems to be a hit with audiences, and I’ve had many requests to record it.  The chorus is catchy, and pretty easy to pick up as I’ve discovered when I’ve forgotten to stop and take the time to teach it as I go. (Thanks, Threshold Festival Liverpool!)

Last week I was invited to perform with a bunch of E15 Acting School students for a fund-raiser they had organised for themselves. Goya Arts is a group of third year students – now graduated CONGRATULATIONS! – who will be performing their own self-devised and produced show in July. Here are a few pics from the occasion, where I performed the monologue The First Mother, plus a few songs including “I Wish I Were Adopted”.  So I’ve finally recorded it, a bit rough and ready, but there you go, knock yourselves out!

Comeback Queen 01Goya Arts 05Wish I were Adopted 03

Our Production Partners

We are so very honoured to announce three sponsors for our forthcoming Brisbane season.

First to come onboard was Oblong+Son, graphic artists based in Newstead. The people at Oblong believe that “design is central to making our future sustainable, from communication to industrial design to urban planning and architecture. We also believe that progress towards a sustainable future is closely tied to the fight for social justice.”

oblong-logo1Oblong are designing our promotional materials, the posters and postcards will go to the printers shortly.

Next to join the team was the New Globe Theatre, 220 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. With a grand and glorious history – check out their website for the lowdown – “What makes [New Globe Theatre] unique is the fact that it can be a multi-media venue. It’s got potential for theatre, cinema, music, all kinds of the arts are covered, and it is being utilised for that.”

New Globe Theater Logo (1) The New Globe is the venue for our Brisbane preview season, on 6th, 7th, 8th September 7 pm

And now, we can announce that the Queensland Brain Institute, specifically the Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia Research, at the University of Queensland, has joined us as our Premier Sponsor.

QBI001Since opening less than two years ago, CJCADR scientists have made significant headway in dissecting neurodegenerative diseases, with exciting developments including earlier diagnosis using MRI and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease using ultrasound technology. The centre is one of the world’s larger centres focussed solely on research into the prevention and treatment of dementia.

Dame June Bloom has welcomed the CJCADR onboard with the comment “Yes, because I sincerely hope they get there before I do.”


It’s Official – it’s funny!

imageOur first public showing was so well received. What a generous audience! Here’s a response, just arrived in the email:

“See it! It’s funny! Flloyd has a masterfull connection between herself and her character and immediately puts her audience at their ease, and then walks them down a journey of pain and hilarity.

Peter Rasmussen BA CGA- Casting Director”

Another showing is scheduled for Melbourne this week. Come along to Cecil Street Studios, 66 Cecil Street, Fitzroy 7.00 pm sharp.  You can book your ticket in advance (donation only, totally voluntary!) here.

“Yes, Because…” will be available for touring from April, 2015.