A Fabulous Work in Progress (U)

Auditorium 115 Plan, Thursday 29 Jun 2023, 19:30  - ends at 21:30

Beryl and Clive is a comedy ‘work in progress’ about an amusing couple who love to express themselves creatively in ways which lead to hilarious consequences. So far the narrative explores relationships, ‘believing in yourself’, and creative expression. We anticipate the play being fully formed within the coming 9 -12 months.

We will be developing original music and working with some fantastic artists to help create the show, including John Wright (award-winning international teacher, theatre-maker and author), pianist and composer, James Pearson (Artistic Director at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club), Adrian Cave (international tenor opera singer), Caroline Mummery (Royal Ballet School), and Samuel Gaulier (writer and director G&G).

During this performance we will present some of the ideas we are working on for the play followed by a Q & A when we will be delighted to talk all things comedy, clown and theatre! We absolutely welcome feedback to assist in further development.

If you like a giggle and are also interested in how comedy, clown and theatre is created, please come along.

Amy Gibbons’s experience in theatre spans 35 years and includes performing, writing and directing nationally and internationally. She trained at École Philippe Gaulier and is co-founder of Gibbons & Gaulier theatre company, resident at arts venue Slate Barn Arts, Suffolk, where she is also a director and teacher. Amy has produced several revues and touring shows in the UK, and most recently performing comedy as a solo artist in London. Amy’s work centres around comedy and clown, incorporating music and dance.

Claudio Del Toro, is a trilingual actor (Italian, English, and German) with an extensive history as an actor, clown and drama teacher. He is Artistic Director at the company La Barca dei Soli, and holds a master’s degree in Theatre (DAMS University of Turin, Italy), and graduated from the international drama school “Ecole Philippe Gaulier” (Paris). He has worked for major national theatres including Marcido Marcidoris and Teatro Piemonte Europa (Turin), Teatro della Tosse (Genoa), Anà-thema Teatro (Udine). He was last in the UK as lead character Gustavo in 'The Affair' by Gibbons & Gaulier in 2019. Claudio is also an actor in National Italian television and cinema.

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