Episode 13 – Etiquette

After 13 episodes no one on the buzzword podcast has learned anything. The team sit down to discuss the trifle matter of etiquette, the dos and don’ts, the misdemeanours and the sinful acts that plague the theatre. Unable to seek redemption for their actions the guys turn to their interview guest actor Sara Hamilton for guidance, and come the end will they be more honest, more forth right and perhaps a little bit kinder to each other? With news on what’s happening in around Glasgow for April this month’s episode is an education on how not to behave.

Audition Notice: The Odd Couple

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Half • Wits Theatre Company

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

Directed by Thomas Gemmell. Executive Producers Aaron Pennie and Gary Hurr.

It’s a ‘marriage’ of inconvenience! Oscar, a slovenly sportswriter with a heart of gold meets Felix, a critical perfectionist who finds fault in everything. When two thoroughly mismatched men get thrown out by their wives and move in together, what could possibly go wrong? HalfWits Theatre Company presents Neil Simon’s hilarious comedy in what is sure to be a hot ticket of the summer!

Please prepare a two to three minute contemporary monologue

Audition will also involve workshop of scenes from the play.

There are 6 male roles available:

  • Oscar Madison: A slovenly, recently divorced sportswriter with a chaotic lifestyle but who loves life.
  • Felix Ungar: A fastidious, perfectionist, hypochondriac news reporter who gets thrown out by his wife, and moves in with Oscar. Incapable of enjoying anything and likes to point out other’s mistakes.
  • Murray: A policeman, one of the poker buddies.
  • Speed: One of the poker buddies. Gruff and sarcastic.
  • Vinnie: One of the poker buddies. Mild-mannered, picked on by Speed.
  • Roy: One of the poker buddies. Oscar’s accountant. Dry wit.

Two female roles:

  • Cecily Pigeon
  • Gwendolyn Pigeon Oscar and Felix’s giggly upstairs neighbours, a pair of English sisters. One is a widow, the other a divorcee.

An American accent is required for all male roles and an English accent for both female roles. Audition dates are the 26th and 28th of March from 6pm to 10pm and Sunday the 1st of July from 11 am till 2pm. Venue to be decided.

Please email all audition request to – halfwitstheatre@outlook.comStating the role/roles you would like to audition for and preferred date.

 

The Wedding Singer – ACAOS

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The Wedding Singer is the musical theatre version of the 80s-set movie which itself was released twenty years ago this month! The Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore hit is a much loved movie with great characters and storyline and the musical version is a great night out.

Musicals fans will love the score which effectively pastiches a whole range of eighties song styles.

ACAOS have an enviable reputation, and have put together another great show, with brilliant singing coached by the Musical Director Ross Angus, dazzling choreography by Lisa Kennedy, and energetic direction of principals and chorus by Thomas Gemmell.

 Robbie is a wedding singer, heartbroken when jilted at the altar. Julia is a love-starved woman seeing the wrong type of guy. Will they get together? Or will their friendship get in the way? Follow the couple and their friends, various brides and grooms, an unconventional granny, a gang of “mutants”, vaguely-recognisable impersonators of Mr T, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Imelda Marcos, Ronald Reagan and of course Billy Idol, for a love story that will spin you right round, baby, right round!

 One week only!

Book your tickets, and choose your seats, at www.acaos.co.uk    13th – 17th of March

 

Episode 12 Rejection.

Insurrection on the Buzzword Podcast! Not only is there a different host, but alcohol has been imbibed, rules have been broken. With no turning back, the team plough on ahead by baring their souls on the hard times, the tough times, the rejected times. With plenty of tears and moments of anguish, can the guys muster together for emotional support? For a shoulder to cry on, they invite actor Linn van der Zanden on for a quick chat, and with a lump in their throats bring all the news and events happening in Glasgow and beyond for the month of March.

Episode 11 – Resolutions

2018 has arrived and with it a change of pace. A new near, a new host and plenty of news ways to cause trouble. The team are back with new ideas but the old attitude and lack of charm are still present. Loaded with coffee the guys get passionate about channel 4, of things seen and heard and the realisation that Macbeth and Hamlet are not the same play. With the usual news and round up of whats happening the team are back, the team are bold the team are now slightly more old.

Episode 10 – Panto

With a new year on the horizon the team are braced for the unknown and manage to squeeze in one more episode but all is not well at the end of 2017. Stewart has been snatched away by the ghost of christmas past so Kris and Aaron snuggle up together on a cold and wintery night to bring you the latest episode. Filled with coffee and pizza they delve in to the history of pantomimes. Dealing with ugly sisters to wicked witches we find out who gets to go to the ball and who’s lurking behind you!

Episode 9 – What’s next?

The team are back to a full compliment in this months episode and they are are all a little bit older but none the wiser. Kris tells a joke to begin his return and the guys learn why you don’t go on stage while high on caffeine. Grant Campbell pops in to talk about his first time Directing with After the End leaving the team with plenty to debate but no answers.

Perfect Days by Liz Lochhead

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Barbs Marshall is a Celebrity Hairdresser in Glasgow. She is successful, has her own show on local TV, a nice apartment in a trendy part of the city, but she is 39 years old and almost deafened by the ticking of her biological clock. To make matters worse, her mother is a nag, her best friend has been keeping her in the dark, and her ex-husband has a new girlfriend. Then she meets a 26-year-old stranger who seems more than ready to oblige…

If you happen to be in the area or fancy a trip out to the west coast then you are in luck, Skelmorlie is on your door step and for three night the Attic players will be performing Liz lochheads perfect days for three nights. Links below on where to get your tickets.

Tickets here

Thu 9 Nov 2017, 7:30PM

Fri 10 Nov 2017, 7:30PM

Sat 11 Nov 2017, 7:30PM