Episode 13: Jobs, Transactions and Other Horrors – SKETCH PLEASE

Sketch, Please! is back with a boiling hot, and we mean boiling hot (to hell with this weather), episode of sketch comedy goodness.  Hate job interviews? So do we! Love Batman? We do too. And so does Alfred.

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Ever wondered if the supermarket self-checkout was mocking you? Do you “fly on the wings of love”? What about that moment when you disapprove of a friend’s date? All that and more is included in this month’s Sketch, Please!

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CAST
Katie Pritchard colourKatie Pritchard exists within a whirlwind of carnage. A professional Actor, a Musician mastering 12 instruments (including the rather tricky slide whistle), a Karaoke demonstrator, a Writer, and an award winning Comedian, Katie has chosen a colourful cornucopia of professions to create the melée that is her life.

13497741_10154409391515283_4669739716799234070_oMark Johnson is a director of Prospero Theatre CIC and Waterloo Community Theatre CIC and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has recetly been a part of Neverfolk, a new improvised theatre project from Sonder, and was a cast cc of Dead Drunk Detective.

victoriacansfieldnewVictoria Cansfield trained at the National Youth Film Academy and Bath Spa University. Comedy credits include; The Antic’s Joke Show (Bristol & tour), This Show has got Nothing to do with Penguins (Edinburgh Fringe); The Vick ‘N’ Rick Show (tour); The Ladle of Destiny (Bath Comedy Festival). Theatre credits include; Cinderella (tour), My Name is Tom (The Dugdale Centre), Sleeping Beauty (tour), Theatrino sketch tour (tour, Italy). Film Credits include; Total Hassle (Wilbee Productions), Catharsis (NYFA) and Frack Off (Willbe Productions). Victoria also writes sketches for a number of different companies.

CREDITS

Gig Economy by Danny Antrobus
-Boss – Mark Johnson
-Client – Victoria Cansfield
-Temp 1 – Ed Fargher
-Temp 2 – Katie Pritchard

Self Check Out by Robert Mills
-Customer – Victoria Cansfield
-Checkout – Katie Pritchard

Dark Knight Terrors by Elliot Stewart
-Alfred – Mark Johnson
-Bruce – Katie Pritchard

Taxi(n the brain) by Michael Monkhouse
-Driver – Victoria Cansfield
-Businessman – Mark Johnson

Double Your Meat by MKM Comedy
-Becca – Katie Pritchard
-Tom – Mark Johnson

Fly on the Wings of Love by Stephanie Weston
– Jane – Katie Pritchard
– Amy – Victoria Cansfield

Last Interview vs The Undead by Elliot Stewart
Manager – Victoria Cansfield
Doug – Mark Johnson

Produced by Katharine Kerr
Hosted by Edmund Fargher

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

Episode 08: Lasers, Pies and other Luxury Items – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Sketch, Please! has a wild and wacky show for you this month, with halloween drinking, job interviews and The Ministry of Defence all thrown in for good measure.


Do you ever wish there was somewhere you could send your husband when you don’t need him? Or that you could forgo the serenity of a funeral in order to reclaim your stolen goods? How about an honest declaration of Facebook’s terms and conditions? All of this and more on this week’s episode!

And remember, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SHOW! The show is comprised of scripts submitted by writers via email. To find out how to get your work produced, check out the Submissions Page where you will also find our Terms & Conditions and details for how to be a performer as well! The next deadline is midnight on SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER.

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Cast

14813542_10153851606626231_988847725_n-1Alex Sievewright is a comedian and actor that has been part of various groups but is perhaps best known as the co-host of The LIL Show, where he and host Talal Karkouti interview and improvise with a different improv group every week on K2KRadio.com. He is also a part of the new improvised podcast series Numbskull Island.

Sophia Lorenti has lived and performed in numerous countries including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bulgaria and South Africa. Sophia has worked in a variety of acting mediums varying from theatre and film to improvisation and radio. She is currently completing her final year at Drama Studio London. Sophia is also a regular improviser for the new sensation Story Kitchen Impro.

rajesh-patelRajesh Patel is an improviser that has trained with The Nursery and The School of Laughter (where he was also a part of their house team). He has attended workshops with Susan Harrison, Mark Phoenix and Patti Styles.

 

 

Credits

Job Inkterview by Danny Antrobus
Interviewer – Sophia Lorenti
Candidate – Alex Sievewright
Men at Births by Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch
Woman – Sophia Lorenti
Midwife – Alex Sievewright
Two Men – Rajesh Patel and Ed Fargher
Darren – Rajesh Patel
Reward Cards by Robert Mills
Checkout Assistant – Sophia Lorenti
Customer – Rajesh Patel
Cacebook by Michael Monkhouse. Performed by Alex Sievewright
Trick or Treat by Sean Fee
Man – Alex Sievewright
Father – Rajesh Patel
Little Boy – Ed Fargher
Little Girl – Sophia Lorenti
Laser Accuracy by Edmund Fargher
Fallon – Rajesh
Phillips – Sophia
Assistant – Alex
Pie Pimp by Tony Hickson
Man – Rajesh Patel
Pusher – Sophia Lorenti
Officer – Alex Sievewright
Wake by Robert Mills
Tony – Rajesh Patel
Jenny – Sophia Lorenti
1st Mourner – Ed Fargher
2nd Mourner – Alex Sievewright
Trevor – Alex Sievewright
Hosted by Edmund Farther
Produced by Katharine Kerr