Katie Mccullough Talks and Writes

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YARN Catch-Up January 16, 2012

Well apparently the audience were laughing which was a huge weight off my mind. Due to the nature of the piece I was worried it would come across as pretentious theatre clap-trap, BUT people liked it. Which was nice*. 

Below are some shots from the night kindly taken by Gemma Mitchell, the mistress at the helm of YARNfest and I’ve also added a bonus segment of the (very dark, lo-fi and altogether quite shonky) rehearsal video I managed to capture. It’s a few excerpts so don’t expect to make much sense of it, but you definitely get the beginning. Lots of appreciation and thanks go out to Poppy Corbett, James Pellow, Shamaya Blake and Trevor Murphy for their sterling work, faux sex and Lion King re-enactment. To be parry to this short rehearsal process has been a charm with the actors hitting the script perfectly and straight from that bat. Kudos to the lot of them.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
YARNfest are always up to something, so please check out their website and keep an eye on anything else that they may doing in the near future.
     
*Fast Show reference intended.

 

LSFF and YARN December 31, 2011

 

 

On the 11th of January YARN will screen films originally commissioned for the Letters Festival in Milan, interweaving them with new works inspired by the films across a range of mediums, including music, theatre and spoken word. The evening will feature work by filmmakers including Ruth Paxton, Helena Astbury, Kate Jessop, Michael Rittansberger, Alexander Taylor and Serena Corvaglia.
 

I’ve been asked to write a response to one of the films to be performed on the night as part of the London Short Film Festival. My film in question is called Vittorio Gassman by Alexander Taylor and my response is called, No One Writes (Them) Like That Anymore. More information about the event can be seen here.
 

(I’ll be honest, it’s one of the more surreal things I’ve written. It involves a re-enactment of The Lion King, bad handwriting, grotty B&Bs, sex noises and televisions that don’t work properly. Poppy Corbett is the director at the helm and I’ll blog about it later once rehearsals are underway.)
 
 


 

As you can see from the trailer above, it’s bound to be an interesting night and the festival itself is superb at highlighting the talents within the short film industry. Unfortunately I won’t be in attendance as it’s the private viewing of the Simone exhibition the same night, which I’m quite gutted about. It seems I’ve got busy once again… But go along and support the festival. These are two brilliant and unique groups of people who are extremely passionate about the work they share. If you can, go along to any of the other events that both YARN and LSFF organise. You’re bound to be in for a treat when you do. 
 

Wednesday 11th Jan

YARN presents… An Evening of Cinematic Soliloquies
Starts 7pm
£6 tickets, available in advance here

 

 

Valloween February 4, 2011

As part of an anti-Valentine’s evening run by the company The Horse’s Mouth, my small play, “Post Everything” will be performed at The Horse pub, Lambeth. Here are some more details…

 

 

The Horse’s Mouth is back for the first time in 2011.

We welcome you to VALLOWEEN!

a bitter and twisted anti-Valentines Day fiesta

at The Horse pub, near Lambeth North tube

Friday 11th February 8.00pm.

£5

Please expect – Burlesque, Performance Poetry, Silly songs, Stand Up Comedy, New writing and live Music.

Please do not expect – to find love amongst these haggard souls. (But there will be cake and popcorn.)

Put it in your diaries, it’s going to be a no nonsense, anti-vom-rom corker.

 

 

 

I’m extremely fortunate to have actors Karen Eliot and Rowan Finnegan delivering the script-in-hand performance and even more lucky for it to be directed by Poppy Corbett, the Lady behind the entire night. Please come along and share the gin with me, there’s only so much a Lady can drink by herself before it’s considered uncouth.