MURDER MYSTERY MEALS - Performance
Had this in from Saturday's client........
I just wanted to drop you a line and say how very pleased I was
with the Murder Mystery Dinner last Saturday aboard " The
All my friends and I had a really superb evening and the actors
were excellent and very welcoming. They really pushed the boat
out (if you pardon the pun) to ensure that the evening was a roaring
Unfortunately we were one guest down on the evening (my daughter
"Maria Slapperallover" hadn't recovered from her operation
in time to travel to Derby) but the actors covered her part well.
I will certainly be spreading the word as will my friends. None
of us really knew what to expect but our place of work is still
humming with chatter of the evening and we are still getting shrieks
of laughter from the experience.
Many many thanks for an absolutely fantastic event.
Murder Meals Company
Tel: 08454 900500
MURDER MYSTERY MEALS - Performance
I've had this in from the client. Well done and thank you!
Apologies for the delay in sending this to you.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with organising
the Murder Mystery last Saturday. Everyone had a fantastic time
and the effort everyone put into their costumes was amazing, they
definitely had the characters down to a tee!! No one had previously
done a murder mystery so we weren't quite sure what to expect
but Mason and Gillian were brilliant in leading us through the
evening. Please pass on our thanks again to them.
Murder Meals Company
Tel: 08454 900500 - Sent 15/10/10
Burngreave, Sheffield, UK
Blue Remembered Hills
by Paul Taylor
Folk taking a stroll in Abbeyfield Park during the second week
of May may have witnessed the strange sight of adults running
around in shorts and pinafores shouting, fighting, throwing stones
and generally behaving like a bunch of seven-year olds
their excuse was that they were performing Blue Remembered Hills
by Dennis Potter.
Set in the summer of 1943, the plot follows the experiences of
a group of children over the course of an afternoon. Directed
by Daniel Poyser and Ian Smith (both involved in last Octobers
successful production of Oedipus at St Catherines Hall),
the production moved around the park, building to the horrific
climax in Abbeyfield Stables.
The strong performances (particularly by Craig Shepherd as Peter
and Mason Tyree as Donald Duck) soon had the audience forgetting
the drizzle and engrossed in the plot; by turns hilarious, upsetting
and shocking. All the actors threw themselves into this very physical,
at times almost slapstick, performance and were utterly believable
Panni Poh Yoke Loh (production co-ordinator) said: Its
been a great experience to see creative theatre in the Park. I
hope we can see more of it in the future as part of the Abbeyfield
Stables Project. If productions are of this quality, we
can only hope that shes right.
the Review on the Burngreave Messenger Website
Responses to 'Carol'
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 19:40:16 -0700 (PDT)
Just been listening to Carol and it was really good. It is great
to see a community radio station encouraging local writers and
actors to do original work.
The cast were great. Matt and Carol were superb So much talent
here in Sheffield. I think this has been one of the best ones
Keep up the good work.
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 00:20:01 +0100
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Hi Sheffield Live!
I had to sit down and stop what I was doing 5 mins in to the play,
I could not concentrate on anything else. Brilliantly written
and acted. The pairing of Carol and Matt was genius. Never felt
such magnetism and chemistry over the airwaves before. Such chrisma
is rare. It was like
watching the silver screen ....Burton and Taylor. Is it possible
to have a copy ?
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 19:16:17 +0100
Absolutely sizzling. You don't know me but what a play! Congrats
on producing such a great play! It was really well written. The
chemistry between Matt and Carol was absolutely magical. I didn't
know you could do sexy on radio but steaming it was.
Well done. Do you know if they perform together anywhere Are they
in the same drama company for example? The magic chemistry was
there. Will keep an eye on your website. Look forward to the next
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:02:37 +0100
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Just heard Carol. Really gripping stuff. Such wonderful and
unexpected twists all the way through. Good to see positive encouragement
of local talent. Congratulations to Mick Bower for writing the
piece. Paul Tyree was great as Matt and Carol was superb but I
didn't get her real name
could you let me know it? Tim Brett completed a brilliant cast.
Is it possible to get a copy please ? Last 2 scene's were particularly
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Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:28:04 +0100
What a gorgeous sexy voice Carol! and the way you turn at the
end is great. Matt and you were stunning could feel the emotions
coming over the airwaves. What brilliant performances. Second
time I heard it .... sound quality better on internet then on
FM but acting and plot kept me tuned in.
Keep up good work.
Wow .... hot, hot hot fantastic acting I was gob smacked. Play
well written. Really strong cast with great performances from
Matt and Carol.
Your scenes rocked !
One love jOe x
here to listen to the first act
Mason as Donald Duck in 'Blue Remembered Hills'
the amazing play by Dennis Potter.
"It was the intensity of the bullying that
Donald suffers which first attracted me to this part. It mirrored
my own life quite closely - intense bullying, absent father. Had
I not been able to do this then I wouldn't be able to do anything.
It was such an honour to play him, especially alongside several
close friends who all did marvellous jobs. My thanks especially
to Ian Smith for his support and direction in this play."
"Carol is a wonderful radio play that deserves
a larger audience. Local playwrights like Mick deserve all the
encouragement we can give them, especially when they're so talented.
Sheffield Live produce marvellous work in the community with very
little support, so it was an honour to work with them on this