Meet Mr Pissed

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.

Mr Pissed

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

mr pissed cast

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
Performances:
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

The Review:
Bolton has cast and choreographed this play with humorous precision.
Sydney Arts Guide

The Results
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

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The Interview

The third theatre show of the year I have produced.
More information at www.the-interview.com.au

Dreamhouse Artists in association with the Tamarama Rock Surfers Theatre Company present

Written by Theodor Holman amd Theo Van Gogh (film direction)
Adapted and Directed by Sam Atwell

This November, the Tamarama Rock Surfers join forces with Dreamhouse Artists (Bondi Dreaming 2011) to present The Interview a sexy drama written by Theo Van Gogh, adapted and directed by Sam Atwell (Bondi Dreaming), starring Kip Gamblin (All Saints, Dance Academy) and Alison McGirr (Home & Away, Three Sisters) and produced by Nick Bolton (I want to sleep with Tom Stoppard).

Katya is a star. A B-list, tabloid on demand, celebrity screwing sensation and no-one can get enough. Over the course of one night we witness her encounter with Pierre Peters, burnt out political correspondent with dark desires and a thinking problem.

Forced together for an interview neither wants be a part of, before long they’re circling each other trading verbal body blows struggling for the upper hand. As they probe into each other’s lives trying to find holes in each others façade, it’s anyone’s guess who will tell the most lies and expose the biggest secrets. Just who’s playing who?

Set in a sumptuous beachside apartment, The Interview is an electrically charged, lightning paced battle of wits that explores the minefield that is fame, celebrity and the power that comes with it.

Info: www.the-interview.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheInterview2012

Season Information
Preview: Wednesday 31st October, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November 2012
Opening: Saturday 3rd November 2012
Season Dates: Saturday 3rd November – Friday 23rd November 2012
Plays: Tues-Sat 8:00PM
Where: The Bondi Pavilion Theatre, Bondi
Duration: 60 mins (no interval)
Tickets: $33/$25 (Preview $25) www.rocksurfers.org or Phone: 1300 241167

Cast
Katja: Ali McGirr
Pierre Peters: Kip Gamblin

Crew:
Adapter / Director: Sam Atwell
Producer: Nick Bolton
Set design: Tom Bannerman
Sound design: Alon Ilsar
Lighting design: Nicholas Rayment
Stage Manager: Tim Burns
Asst Stage Manager : Madeleine White
Wardobe: Ali McGirr
Artwork Photography: Tarsha Hosking
Graphic Design: James Hodgson
Fight choreography: Scott Witt
Publicist: Kar Chalmers

Tamarama Rock Surfers announce 2012 season – including The Interview

The Tamarama Rock Surfers Theatre Company are proud to announce our 2012 season of works at the Old Fitzroy and Bondi Pavilion Theatres. 2012 marks the Rocks Surfers 15th year producing, presenting and creating the best independent theatre in Australia. Click here to check out all the shows

And we’re delighted to be involved again with the Australian premiere of The Interview by Theo Van Gogh

When a jaded war correspondent interviews a young pop super-starlet who will win the ensuing power battle? In a world of celebrity what is truth?

Dreamhouse Artists is a conglomerate of like minded artists who like to tell stories and delve deep into the worlds of the plays they produce. The Interview brings back together the team from Bondi Dreaming: Nick Bolton’s producing , Sam Atwell’s directing , Alon Ilsar’s Musical Directing, Tom Bannerman’s on set and design.

We win the NIDA Independent Program for SET

Very excited that Sam Atwell and I have been selected as one of the four inaugural winners of the NIDA Independent Program. In April 2013, Sam’s new play SET will premiere at The NIDA Parade Theatre.

Season 4 (25 April – 19 May 2013)
SET by Sam Atwell, directed by Sam Atwell (Dreamhouse Artists)

SET is a new murder mystery by writer/director of Bondi Dreaming and regular writer for Home and Away, Sam Atwell. Taking us behind the scenes of an Australian TV soap opera, SET takes a satirical look at the glamorous world of celebrity and the cogs of the machine that makes it turn.

ABOUT THE NIDA INDEPENDENT PROGRAM:
In 2012, NIDA is looking to broaden its vision and develop a program to provide greater opportunities for artists/companies (both emerging and established) to extend their theatre practice and develop new work and theatre forms. The NIDA Independent Program will be open to the exploration of new work and creative forms as well as the re-invention of classic and contemporary texts.

More information at the NIDA website here