Hello to you all. It has been far too long since we have updated the website. Happy New Year!!
To give you a brief run down of things, during summer 2012 the co founder of Dead Meat moved away and we have been working on separate projects since. But we are teaming up once more to begn writing on a new project and Dead Meat will be back on the road once more!
Since summer I have been writing my own material and have completed two new one act plays and I am currently working on a third with my very good Friend Matthew Clift from Whole Hog Productions.
Talking of Whole Hog, I made my second appearance with them in July last year with a new play written by the creative team of Matthew and the very talented Becky Cann. The play was called 'Funny Ha Ha' and it was about two clowns thinking of ending it all and the relationship they form whilst making some tough decisions.
The play was very well received and we will be touring it to several festivals between April and June this year.
Also appearing at the Swindon one act play festival in April (along with Funny Ha Ha) will be one of my new plays, 'Wetwork', I will be making another blog soon with details about the play along with a couple of pics once we begin rehearsing in February. Myself and Owen are playing the leads but the performance is under Whole Hog Productions. They can't get rid of us now!
I will be making regular updates to the website and informing you of all the projects we have lined up for 2013! Bye for now!
So, next week sees Dead Meat perform Prevenge at the ODN Dram Festival in Abingdon, on Tueasday night. Owen and I are looking forward to perform this play once again and hope the audiences are as entertained as they were at the Swindon festival back in April. We have a 'refresher' rehearsal on Monday and then we're raring to go!
Owen is currently in a run of Tennessee Williams' autobiographical play 'The Glass Menagerie' at the Swindon Arts Centre. The final performance is tonight and reviews have been excellent, both for the production and Owen's individual performance!
This week I was officially offered the role of the 14th Doctor in a new online fan series of Doctor Who. Series one will air in October 2013 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the tv show. I begin filming the pre season 'teaser' episode at the end of July so I will start a blog about my experience on that project soon!
Big congrats to friends over at Whole Hog Productions who came joint second at the Wallingford drama Festival last night. They also picked up nominations for best actress and best dramatic moment. Steve Sprosson picked up the best actor award once more so a big well done to him. We wish them all the best at next weeks festival in Abingdon.
I have recently spent my time working on other projects in theatre and also doing a bit of film work! In April I played Edward Rochester in a stage adaptation of Jane Eyre, which was performed at the Gaeity Theatre, Isle of Man, as part of the Manx Amateur Drama Festival 2012. This was with Whole Hog Productions, ran by close friends and affiliates of Dead Meat!
I have also recently worked on a short film in Salisbury for University film and TV students. This opened up other contacts to do some TIE work with a Salisbury based theatre company. Initially it will involve performing new plays a t various festivals in summer and then possible schools work in the new year!
Finally I am currently back with Whole Hog to play a suicidal clown in an original writing called Funny Ha Ha. It's great to be working with Whole Hog once more and I look forward to seeing what we come up with during rehearsals!
But, I must mention that Owen and I are teaming up with a Dead Meat original, Prevenge, once more at the ODN Drama festival June. I love this production and always enjoy bringing my character, Sandra, to life. More details on the forthcoming meat page!
Dead Meat recently entered the Harold Jolliff one act play festival in Swindon Wilts with 'Prevenge', a new play by Owen Fishwick. It's a preliminary round of the AETF (All England Theatre Festival) held each year in Britain. The winning play from Swindon goes on to the semi final of the English round (usually there's a quarter final but there were no festivals held in the local counties this year) from there the winner goes onto the final and then there's the British final where one team from England, Scotland Ireland and Wales all compete to be the overall winner! Dead Meat didn't win in Swindon but we were delighted to receive a nomination for Best Original Play (well done Owen!) and a nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role (well done me!) Much fun was had and a big congratulations to our friends at Whole Hog Productions for winning the festival!
The end of this week also marked the completion of 'Wetwork'. A new one act play I have been writing. It's a dark comedy about two hit men who find themselves in a spot of bother over the course of one evening. I look forward to going into production with it in the future!
Hello to you all! Welcome to the Dead Meat website. Obviously it's in it's infancy at the moment but it will grow in the days ahead! Thanks for stopping by and if you haven't caught one of our productions yet then stop by and check the 'forthcoming meat' page for news on our next shows!!