Episode 01: Dogs, Condoms and other Misunderstandings – SKETCH, PLEASE!

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Episode 1 of Sketch, Please! drops with Christmas cheer as we have recorded the sketches sent to us by you!

Ever wondered what happens when Timmy The Dog goes off the deep end at Enid Blyton? How about the poor soul that had the job of rebranding Midsommer? These are the questions we answer with the help of our talented performers.

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Performers

Andrew ArmfieldAndrew Armfield (@andrewarmfield on Twitter) is an actor and musician that is also an improv comedian with Improvessional (@improvessional5). He has recently completed a tour with Pinocchio & His Cat playing Pinocchio himself.

IMG_0142Heather Shaw performs with improv group The Pina Colliders, where she plays fun short form games a la Whose Line is it Anyway with her particular brand of aplomb. You can follow her on Twitter at @ladybitsandbobs

Rory HeadshotRory Vieyra is an actor and comedian that is part of the musical improv troupe Music Box (@musicboximprov on Twitter). He arrived having shortly come back from Sweden. he’s the adventurous sort.

 

 

Credits

Timmy The Dog Visits Enid Blyton by Christy White-Spunner.
Enid Blyton – Heather Shaw
Timmy The Dog – Rory Vieyra
Snowy/P.A. – Andrew Armfield

B.A.D. Lawyers by The Pretty Faces
Ethan Roadcross – Andrew Armfield
Woman – Heather Shaw
Man – Rory Vieyra

Midsummer’s Murder by Dave Parton
P.R. Rep – Andrew Armfield
Vincent – Rory Vieyra
Bridget – Heather Shaw

Polar Problems by Stephanie Weston
Smith – Heather Shaw
Jones – Rory Vieyra
Brown – Andrew Armfield

Condom Machine by Chris Paxton. Performed by Rory Vieyra

Mowgli by Ben Ferris and Alastair Faiers
Martha – Heather Shaw
Rob – Andrew Armfield

Don’t Care by Edmund Fargher
Dan – Rory Vieyra
Julie – Heather Shaw

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Episode 07: Matt the Berlin Rocker – ED & FRIENDS

Ed’s in Berlin this week with his very own brother! Drummer, record producer and reluctant interviewee, Matthew Fargher.

IMG_0111Having been a part of various rock bands in London, Matt found himself settling down in Germany and building a career for himself making and recording music in Berlin’s rock scene. Ed popped over to film a promotional video for Matt’s latest collaboration with Ken Dolman and sat down with his suddenly talk-shy brother.

They chat about drumming, catharsis and even find time to play a game they have played since they were teenagers, Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.

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Check out Matt’s latest collaboration with Ken Dolman on Dolman’s Facebook Page.

 

 

Episode 06: Laura the Everyday Activist – ED & FRIENDS

Episode 6 features the wonderful and insightful Laura Sterry! We talk about the big issues: Women’s Rights, roller discos and cheese!

IMG_5589Laura Sterry is a feminist, activist and creator of Translation/Transmission, a film festival which celebrates Women’s Activism across time and around the world. We chat to her about what makes an activist, the role of cultural discourse and we play “Corbyn or Camembert”! A game where Laura has to guess whether a given quote is from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn or made up cheesy nonsense!

We had a great time bouncing of the walls and talking about the issues! We hope you do as well:

 

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If you want to know more about Shilo Shiv Suleman and her art, check out her site shiloshivsuleman.com and The Fearless Collective.

Also, don’t forget to check out Kate Tempest’s poetry at katetempest.com

Here is the trailer for Ein El Hilweh (Kingdom Of Women):

Here’s the trailer for Calypso Rose: The Lioness Of The Jungle as well:

And while we’re at it, here’s the trailer for He Named Me Malala: