“The time has come” the Walrus cried…
“Alright!” The Torch Enterprise replied…
And so he rose from his creative slumber
Hopeful of new ideas to plunder…
And to this end, I got an invite (thank you so much Billie Letts) to go and do an interview for the Ozone radio show on 4ZZZ. We talked a lot, about theatre/performing and where I fit in it. In between I read some of my short stories. I also had the chance to promote my one man comedy show “Trichotomy of Jest, which I would love to put out there again – if I could but find a suitable venue close to the city (any ideas/ offers gratefully received!).
So, the Ozone show is on 4ZZZ 102.1FM (https://www.facebook.com/OZONEon4ZZZ) every Tuesday from midnight to 2am, and my interview is probably going to be broadcast during the 4ZZZ Radiothon on Tue 13 August (that’s tomorrow) so if you are still up and about, tune in and let me know what you think?
Thank you to all of you who came to see my show ‘Trichotomy of Jest’ (reprised) last night (Saturday 4th May). I hope you had as much fun audience-ing as I did performance-ing… because I had an absolute ball!
Today though I’ve been pretty washed out energy-wise, probably due to being crook last week and burning all my reserves last night (in a good cause though!)
My hope now is that I can take the show forward to other venues, both in and around Brisbane… if I can find a way to fund it (any ideas, offers, or useful contacts gratefully received!)
But for now, a little down time, to reacquaint myself with me, and shed the skins of those 3 miscreants that have been rattling around in my head almost constantly over the last few weeks!
Thank you all so much for your support!…
(The Torch Enterprise)
A rather splendid write up and promo for my show right here…
(big thanks to Brian McIver for this!)
Have a read then go and book yourself some tickets right here? It’ll be a blast!!
A loud, proud Scotsman; Jimmy is a ranting, ribald raconteur. A storyteller who holds strong opinions on pretty much everything and anything – he is never shy of sharing those opinions with anyone prepared to listen, and many who aren’t!
His vernacular verges on the vulgar but this he feels brings a working class colour to his stories… this despite him being notoriously work-shy and never actually having done a proper days work in his life!
He is convinced that you will love him for his rugged good looks and his roguish charm (his words!) and you will warm to the humour of his ‘peoples philosophy’ – railing against those things that he considers outrageous inequalities in life… But will you?
Born into high privilege (almost royalty) in the equine world, is not enough for our Nigel. He feels… nay, he knows… that he has been marked out for greater things in life. That he is destined for high office!
Come on the journey with him as he tells the remarkable story of his life (so far at least) and shares his ambitious plans for the future; his pathway to achieve what he considers to be his ‘full potential’.
A story of the life and times of a thoroughbred… of elegance and expectation, of ambition and entitlement, of politics and power; set against a backdrop of ego and betrayal and yes… sex and drugs too… phew! – hold onto to your fascinators folks.
A food writer and culinary critic par excellence – with a penchant for farming, and rural life in general; Julian takes us through a gastronomic smorgasbord of country life as seen from the veranda of his hobby farm.
From the communal ploughing, seeding and fertilising of crops with his neighbour, through the rearing of farm animals, to the hopefully bountiful harvest… can the notoriously cosmopolitan Julian cut it as a farmer?
Will the tending of his small-holding harden the resolve (and the hands) of our softly-spoken Julian, or will the privations of remote rustic, rural life drive him, a broken, weeping Julian, back to the city with his tail between his legs?
Maintaining decorum, control and even-temper amongst our three protagonists, is the unenviable responsibility of Samuel (the Butler). A man of great patience and calm; he finds both to be sorely tested by his three charges.
Originally ‘Gentleman’s Gentleman’ exclusively to the presumptuous thoroughbred Nigel; he has, for the good of the show, been obliged to expand his flock, to include the demands of both the smarmy Julian and the ever prickly Jimmy.
Always restrained, refined and resolute, he brings a certain ‘organised’ to the ‘chaos’ of buttling for these three divas; ensuring that they, and the show as a whole, starts, middles and ends as expected… and in the right order.
“The Torch Enterprise” is launched. The place where my my creative side comes to life. Here you will find details of my performance events; past (as I have them!), present and future as they evolve – along with any video clips and writings that I have the urge to share?
My upcoming show “Trichotomy of Jest” (reprised), on Saturday 4th May is the latest (hopefully of many to come)
Thank you for your interest in my work and I hope that you will follow me and come along to my performances (live performances of all kinds need your support!)
And thus the story continues…
“Great theatre is about challenging how we think and encouraging us to fantasise about a world we aspire to” — Willem Dafoe
** Returning for one night only **
Saturday 4th May 2019
The Torch Enterprise presents the reprise of “Trichotomy of Jest”. The second coming of this comical, political and critical one man performance.
For one big night only; Saturday 4th May sees the return of this irreverent, boisterous ‘one man’ comedy show, full of fun and laughs and questionable taste!
From the wild, rantings at the world of a manic, kilted Scotsman, through the life and times and megalomaniacal ambitions of a talking horse, to the debatable morals of a debonair gastronome; this madcap show will amuse, intrigue and unsettle in equal measure… but mostly it will make you laugh!
Please note that the online booking closes several hours before the show. However, tickets will still be available at the door (cash purchase only), unless sold out. Please contact 0406402901 if you need assistance with obtaining tickets or if you have any questions?