Episode 11: Sport, Art and other Reinterpretations

Episode 11 arrives with a bang as we make comedy out of all the big issues. Prisons, healthcare, murder art you name it. And with a fantastic cast to boot!

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What constitutes an artistic statement? Where is the line between loyalty and happiness among thieves? And how far can you push a healthcare worker before they snap? All this and more to be found on this month’s episode.

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CAST

jamesJames Witt trained in Musical Theatre at Guildford School of Acting after he had completed his degree in English and Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham. He’s a founding member of Music Box : The Improvised Comedy Musical which has been performing regularly since 2009. Other long term projects include Pirates! (Improv Adventures on the High Seas) and This Is Soap (The Improvised Soap) which he also directed. He also performs regularly with Hoopla Impro and Story Kitchen Impro‘s Theatresports! London troupe.  Other theatre credits include UnmythableNewsrevue and Shakespeare for Breakfast.

Ali Burton HeadshotAlexandra Burton recently performed in two plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Fourth Monkey Theatre Company and is a member of the Actor’s Club with Director’s Cut Theatre Company. She trained at The BRIT School, Guildhall and is a member of The National Youth Theatre. She is also working on a short film Missing Shade of Blue directed by Sami Abdul- Razzak. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

Mike Lash HeadshotMike Lash is an actor, an open-mic stand-up comedian and improviser with Talking Dog, Kanga & Roo and Story Kitchen Impro. As an actor he trained with LAMDA, Brunel and City Lit. As an improviser, he trained with Monkey Toast and as a stand-up honed his high-energy absurdist set with Amused Moose. You can also follow him on Twitter!

 

CREDITS

Art or Artefact by Brendan Way
Curator – Alexandra Burton
Derek – Mike Lash

Gary & Barry by Nicholas Wooster
Gary – Mike Lash
Barry – James Witt

Netballers by Danny Antrobus
Anchor – Edmund Fargher
Reporter – James Witt

Fitting Tribute by Ian Briggs
Doctor  – Alexandra Burton
Kensington – James Witt

Voiceover Sketch by Robert Mills
Producer – Mike Lash
Clarisa – Alexandra Burton

No More Experts by Eliot Stewart
Man – James Witt
Cop – Alexandra Burton

Political Views by Jane McCutcheon and Vivienne Riddoch
Person 1 (Waiter) – James Witt
Person 2 (Retailer) – Mike Lash
Person 3 (Customer) – Alexandra Burton
VO (Hold Music) – Alexandra Burton
Person 4 (Award Winner) – Mike Lash

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr

The Giggle Loop Podcast Festive Special – ED & FRIENDS

Happy Christmas! By way of an episode and all round Christmas greeting, we thought we would share with you a special Festive podcast Ed recorded with his two very good friends and regular co-hosts on Ed & Friends Natasha Parrott and Ellie Grice, aka Giggle Loop, which secretly makes this particular episode of the show The Giggle Loop Podcast.

Thank you so much to all of our loyal listeners and we look forward to sharing more fun podcasts with you in the New Year!

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Episode 02: Theatre, Radio and other Drama – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Episode 2 of Sketch, Please! is here with a bold bunch of fun-loving sketches sent via email from all over the internet.

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Ever wondered how it would sound if the characters recorded the DVD commentaries of their own movies? Have you ever been tempted to call in to a radio station? What do you think of creepy Transylvanian hunchbacks? These are the questions our talented writers have answered in our show!

If you would like to write sketches and perform for Sketch, Please!, head to the Submissions Page where you’ll find all the guidelines, T&Cs and email addresses you’ll need. The deadline for our next episode is Sunday the 28th of February.

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Performers

James Le Lacheur (@JamesLeLacheur) is an actohead15br and improviser most commonly to be found singing to the rafters with Multiverse (@MultiverseImpro). He also recently starred as James in ‘James and the Giant Peach’ at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.

57Kanan Barot is a regular performer with the Southside Players in plays such as The Calendar Girls and Steel Magnolias. she first joined the company 25 years ago and has been a part of the community ever since. She even met her husband there!

TTalal Hatalal Karkouti is an actor and comedian with his own radio show, podcast and web series, The LIL Show (London Improv Live) where they have guest improv groups chatting and performing every week. He also performs with improv group Panicky Tack.

Credits

Commentary by Luke Johnson.
Announcer – James Le Lacheur
Presenter – Kanan Barot
Hulk – Talal Karkouti
Old Man – Talal Karkouti
Batman – James Le Lacheur
Robin – Kanan Barot

NHS Direct by Mark Daniels
Rachael – Kanan Barot
Kevin – James Le Lacheur

The End of The Play by Daniel Page
Mercurius – James Le Lacheur
Helena – Kanan Barot
Husband – Talal Karkouti
Peasant – Talal Karkouti

Alice Caruthers by Sayde Scarlett. Performed by Kanan Barot

Evil Assumptions by Edmund Fargher
Igor – Talal Karkouti
Mina – Kanan Barot

Doubtful Director by Stephanie Weston
Actor – James Le Lacheur
Director – Talal Karkouti

She Loves The D by Luke Johnson
Michelle – Kanan Barot
Glenn – Talal Karkouti
Jarvis – James Le Lacheur

Hosted by Edmund Fargher
Produced by Katharine Kerr