Filming on “Cascade Gardens Grand Supreme” finished yesterday, and the wrap party in Richard’s back yard was a lovely way to unwind (thanks for the beer!).
The weather is definitely shifting, I just opened up my room let warm air float around June’s travelling set (wardrobe included) and the advance tickets I’ve been printing out.
Lines are FINALLY settling inside my head – even though my heart has owned them for months.
And after the successful launch of the crowd-funding campaign, to raise money for marketing and videography – THANK YOU Sue Hillman, Micha Espinosa and Catherine Fitzmaurice – I’ve decided to throw in another ‘perk’. For a $25 contribution, you can have a ticket to the show PLUS a pdf with the lyrics of all the original songs. “The words are adorable and the tunes catchy” according to Kim McClelland.
Booking are open, only two weeks and a bit to go!
Our 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.
Dame June Bloom is back! This time, she’s appearing in her own solo show, with ukelele. In fact, she has two, but she only plays one at a time.
Yes, because… is a brand new cabaret, or revue, or maybe a one woman variety show! Dame June Bloom – Shakespearean actor, scholar, poet, raconteur and singing clown has arrived back in town after an exhausting round-the-world lecture tour. But she’s always prepared to share her songs and poetry along with some of Shakespeare’s sonnets for anyone who shows up.
We’ve been in script development and rehearsal for several months, and now it’s time to try out on a few friends and relatives. After that – we hit the road!
Dame June Bloom is the alter ago of Flloyd Kennedy, who – like June – has been performing since the age of 6, when she danced and sang “Cincinatti Dancing Pig” at the Townsville Town Hall. Since then, she has lived, loved, studied, taught and performed in the UK, USA, Russia, Nigeria and NZ. Recent performances include Juliet’s Nurse in Romeo + Juliet, Mary’s Nurse in Maria Stuart, Juliet in A Tender Thing, Old Nun in Bullets for the Dead and busking on the green at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford upon Avon.
“Yes, Because…” is directed by Ira Seidenstein.
And here’s a little taster…