A few years ago my mate Phil Watson came and saw Bondi Dreaming. Over a few post theatre analytical refreshments, he mentioned a script he had written called Mr Pissed. A politically incorrect adult version of the Mr Men books we all loved as kids.
I was immediately intrigued, and indeed when he sent me the script, laughed my head off at it.
We read it at Actors Anonymous and it was very well received, and I was keen to get it up.
Life then got in the way (I moved to Melbourne) and I forgot all about it.
Last year my good friend Bruce Glen, aka The Gentleman Magician, reminded me about it, and I dug it out of the hard drives, and was pleased to see it still resonated.
So I got in touch with Phil again and we gave it a refresh, and submitted it to Short&Sweet as an ITC (Independent Theatre Company) submission by Actors Anonymous.
Mr Pissed will play in Week 8 at the King Street Theatre.
It still cracks me up so much, and thats without the awesome costumes, projected cartoon visuals and sound effects that will just add the icing on the cake.
In researching the Mr Men, I found out that they are the third highest selling books in history! And its been lovely reading them again bringing back many lovely childhood memories. The series celebrated their 40th anniversary last week. What a legacy for their creator Mr Roger Hargreaves.
Writer: Phil Watson
Director: Nick Bolton
Producer: Nick Bolton
Costume Designer: Kathy Baker
The Cast L-R
Mr Pissed: Matt Lancey
Miss Tits: Danielle Emery
Narrator: Bruce Glen
Mr Hussein: Anurag Chakradhar
More information on Short&Sweet can be seen at www.shortandsweet.org
Venue: King Street Theatre
Dress: Tues 26th Feb at 8pm
Shows: Weds 27th Feb to Sat 2nd March at 8pm, and Sunday 3rd March at 5.15pm
Tickets at at www.shortandsweet.org
Bolton has cast and choreographed this play with humorous precision.
Sydney Arts Guide
Very very happy to come third in the judges vote.
My good friend Kate Toon came first with Coma Sutra
I directed Kate’s short films Dreams of Evolution and The Postcard
And Danielle Emery who played Miss Tits, jumped on board Coma Sutra at the last minute replacing the previously cast actress who had tonsilitis.
Congrats to Kate , Danni, and Aaron J. Nilan who gave a very impressive performance as the guy, in the grand final