Created by Chris Michael, inspired by Charles Chaplin
Performed by Chris Michael and Madeleine Brolly
In 1917 Chaplin released a short called The Immigrant about people looking
to start a new life in America. Its sweet, simple storyline is in stark contrast to the plight of those trying to enter America today.
Chris Michael is attempting to lovingly recreate Chaplin’s original work and add new content to create a piece that is funny, heartwarming and truthful.
Chris has worked as a physical comedy performer for 16 years, having
performed over 4000 shows. Most of his work has been with his education
theatre company MOMO Theatre. He has also been the outdoor solo
entertainer at Legoland, was the Shoemaker in Wild Boor Ideas recent
Christmas production of The Elves and the Shoemaker at the JDP and he
was the first clown to perform for Giffords Circus.
Confessions of a Sex Addict
Written and performed by Jeremy Allen
Frank has everything going for him. Successful job, loving wife and a beautiful daughter. But Frank has a secret – he is one of the thousands of sex addicts living in the UK. Watch Frank as his life unravels and join him his on descent into a shadow world of compulsivity and excess. A darkly humorous and unsettling account of one man’s search for redemption.
Jeremy Allen is a writer and performer. Jeremy trained at East 15 Acting School and De Montfort University. Previous works include While They’re Away (UnderConstruction Theatre Company) and Perfect (SatMatCo). He will shortly be appearing in Analyse Thou (Ruff Trade) at the Old Fire Station, putting Shakespearean characters on the therapist’s couch.
Written and performed by Rachel Mae Brady
“Growing up Uncle Neil became a symbol to me for the conquering of fear, the banishing of shadows, the taming of wolves”.
Rachel’s uncle Neil is a daredevil, an adventurer and the bravest person she knows. From pulling lunatic stunts on his red motorbike to escaping a polar bear attack in the North Pole, he’s done it all. Now an agoraphobic who can’t leave the house, he shares stories of his adventures with his young niece.
Years later Rachel finds herself too afraid to go outside. To confront her fear she must travel back in time and figure out why her uncle became afraid. Told through the eyes of the performer as she recounts her own memories, Wolf Tamer is a powerful coming-of-age story. It is a story about how to keep going when you lose your hero. A story about adventure, escape, hang-gliders, Ancient Egyptian mummies, Eskimos, AC/DC, brave explorers and wolves.
Rachel is an Irish born actor and writer who lives in Oxford. She has recently appeared in Vikings (History Chanel) and Camelot (BBC). Locally she has worked with Creation Theatre and UnderConstruction Theatre. Last year she appeared in Antigona and Me for the Offbeat festival.