ExperTeaZe: The Halloween Sedition
Oct
29
to Oct 30

ExperTeaZe: The Halloween Sedition

Exquisite news! ExperTeaZe, London’s cutting edge and raucously topical variety show comes to Live at Zedel’s. In time for Halloween. 

 

A wildly provocative and hilarious platform for women in the arts to disrupt the status quo.

 

The witches include Annie Bashford, Elfy Lyons, Marga Villalonga, Monia Nina Baldini, Helen Duff, Sophie Larsmon, Julia Masli and Amy Gwilliam. 

 

Join us at iconic cabaret venue Live at Zedel’s, beneath Piccadilly Circus. It is going to be sidesplitting, seditious, and very, very scary.

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AN EXPRESS WORKSHOP IN CHARACTER COMEDY
Sep
26
to Sep 27

AN EXPRESS WORKSHOP IN CHARACTER COMEDY

“To feel ridiculous and sensitive is a part of freedom” (Philippe Gaulier)

 

Over the course of this radical workshop, Ecole Philippe Gaulier trained and international buffoon Amy Gwilliam will share some tricks of her burgeoning trade as a performance artist and character comedian. 

 

Participants will be gently teased into seeking their alter egos and eliciting their demons, and invited to inhabit more expansive, ludicrous outfits which reflect something very real about the world we live in (and the people we think we might be).

 

Whilst Amy invites the actor to be fantastically liberated, she has a very safe and meticulous way of doing so, and will share skills and exercises which enable us to develop the seeds of new characters - and articulate what they might be saying

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ClitCulture Cabaret
Jun
16
8:30 PM20:30

ClitCulture Cabaret

Calling thrill seekers, biological deviants and queen bees! For one shameless night, join hostess with the mostess MxPA at The Hive, Haggerston, for the ClitCultuRe CabaRet featuring the cream of the crop in comedy, polit-tit spoken word and contrarian cabaret. No lip service here: ditch your drones at the door.  

Ladies in line, but not in waiting:


**Shitsick : trio of punk sisters who have come together to start the Lovelution! 

** HOAX conjure up a t.h.e.a.t.r.i.c.a.l f.o.r.e.c.a.s.t.

**Kassius Nelson speaks her mind with some spoken word

**Hummingbird: Glittered poetry told with a strong pull of harp strings and a love for pop and classical music

**BAIT tells tales: Strap yourself in with a glass of gin and ride a bucking white horse with us

**Satiric caricaturist Frankie Foxton takes the piSS

**Shameless poetry stitches by ilker&theego

ClitCultuRe CabaRet is put on by Proactive Dance to celebrate the joys of being female. Its time to disrupt, disarm, and delegitimise this phallocentric world through playful agitation. 

£5 OTD. Come along, have a laugh, be silly and after join us for a Dalston Friday dance off!

#shamelessnight #clitculture #cabaret

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RAH RAH Cabaret on the Village Butty
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

RAH RAH Cabaret on the Village Butty

Ahoy! All aboard the Village Butty for a cabaret night afloat, hosted by the stiff upper lipped nobsters Dan Lees & Neil Frost, two quintessentially English gents struggling to hold on to their whimsical world of cricket, tea and secret arms deals!

Tickets here

Special Guests include:

Donald and Melania Trump (yes you heard right!)

Amy Gwilliam

MC Xs
The rapping barista

Luke Rollason

The Village Butty is a floating village hall it will be running a BAR! Delicious home-infused Vodka cocktails, homemade chai and Ginger Beer, real ale, real cider, and more!.... 

The Village Butty will be moored in victoria park for this event,

Tickets £8
 

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MUMMY - Live at Zedel
May
23
to May 25

MUMMY - Live at Zedel

"I suppose it's the way we do it in Britain. Women don't gather and weep for days; we don't anoint the dead and bind them in swaddling; we don't sit around a fire roasting rabbits or dance until we're on the floor. We buy a sympathy card and send it. Or take round lasagna. I f**king hate lasagna."

 

Inspired by the death of her own mother - TV comedy director Liddy Oldroyd (Drop the Dead Donkey, Gimme Gimme Gimme) - comedienne Amy Gwilliam brings MUMMY back to London. To the cabaret, where she belongs.

 

"Teetering on the edge between hilarity and devastation, it challenges us to rethink the space we give ourselves to love and grieve." (Fringe Review, Brighton)

 

Co-created & directed by Sophie Larsmon

Sound Design by Jo Walker

Produced by Solar Productions

With thanks to Jenny Lee & Lucy Hopkins

 

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Seventeen years ago, during break, Elizabeth lost her mother. She was sixteen. Two days later, she started her period. Ouch.

 

Today, a celebrated Egyptologist, Profesor Niccoll has returned as Guest of Honour to her secondary school's annual Alumni event. She has chosen to use the platform to promote her new book: MUMMY or the Art of Saying Goodbye.

 

She knows everything about death. She thinks.

 

"Sublime, ridiculous" (One Stop Arts, London)

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ExperteaZe at London Clown Festival
May
13
to May 15

ExperteaZe at London Clown Festival

The cutting edge and raucously topical variety show comes to the London Clown Festival. In time for the General Election. 

An experimental, intimate, provocative platform for women in the arts to disrupt the status quo. The brief is simple - we must try something new and it must be perverse, profane and political. 

Join us in the atmospheric Council Chamber of Hornsey Town Hall, where, for one night only, we take on Justice. 

The line-up includes Lucy Hopkins, Annie Bashford, Marga Villalonga, Paula Rodriguez, Pernilla Holland, Monia Nina Baldini, Hepzi Roe, Helen Duff, Rebecca Greig and Amy Gwilliam. 

It is going to be riotous, daring, and very, very important.

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EUROPEAN THEATRE WEEK @The Mono Box
Apr
9
to Apr 13

EUROPEAN THEATRE WEEK @The Mono Box

The teachers who we have invited encompass an extraordinary spectrum of training and experience and we believe provide an excellent opportunity for our members to experience different styles and methodologies of theatre training and practice. They include Diana Bernedo from Spain; Bert Roman from Belgium; Ailin Conant from Canada; Pedro Fabiao from Portugal; Jaime Mears from Australia and Amy Gwilliam from the UK. 

Between them, they have trained at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Ecole Jacques LeCoq and with Marcel Marceu in France; at the RESAD and with clown impresario Eric Bont in Spain; with Song of the Goat and at the Grotowski Institute in Poland; with the SITI Company in New York; with SUZUKI and SCOT Company in Japan; at NIDA in Australia and with Keith Johnstone in Denmark. 

 

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MUMMY in Burgos, Spain
Mar
7
to Mar 10

MUMMY in Burgos, Spain

Supported by Obra Social, Caja de Burgos, I will return to the place where her career began, performing in Burgos, Miranda del Ebro and Aranda del Duero. MUMMY will be performed in English in daytime performances for schools and in Spanish by night! 

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MUMMY en Santander
Mar
4
8:30 PM20:30

MUMMY en Santander

Invitada por Cafe de las Artes en Santander, en el festival "Es Mejor Reir", MUMMY recibe su estreno internacional - en Espana. 

 

“Terriblemente, espléndidamente creativa, cálida, cómica, devastadora” (One Stop Arts, Londres)

 

Hace catorce anos, durante el recreo, Dra. Elizabeth Niccoll perdió su madre. Tenia dieciséis anos.

Dos días después, empezó menstruar. No sabia que hacer. Decidió vendarse e investigar el Egipto Anciano. Normal.

Hoy, una experta celebrada, ha vuelto a su instituto para promocionar su nuevo libro: MUMMY o el Arte de Despedirse.

Sabe todo sobre la muerte. (Es lo que piensa.)

Pero confrontado por un grupo de dieciseisenos, las memorias revuelvan y una fantasma aparece.

El momento ha llegado a conocerla. El momento ha llegado a desvendarse.

 

“Balanceándose sobre el borde entre la hilaridad y la desolación, MUMMY nos pide repensar el espacio que nos damos a amar y doler.” (Fringe Review, Brighton)

Click aqui para mas informacion.

 

 

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EXPERTEAZE: A Christmas Bash
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

EXPERTEAZE: A Christmas Bash

Following blasting success of Experteaze launch night in October, and flailing in the wake of Trump and Brexit, we shall be hosting a Christmas Bash. And we mean BASH. Join an uproarious, blistering group of Femmes as they showcase new material and get to grips with what on Venus is going on in the world. 

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Frankie Returns to Bal-Ham
Nov
14
to Nov 15

Frankie Returns to Bal-Ham

Frankie Foxstone returns to her real roots in Balham. She doesn't yet know how she feels about this. But she's likely to do some damage. And unveil her property plans. Come and join "The Shag" @ Exhibit - a platform of new work, with a focus this month on Screen. 

For more information, see http://theexhibit.co.uk/portfolios/the-shag/

 

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EXPERTEASE: a new satirical variety show!
Oct
27
to Oct 28

EXPERTEASE: a new satirical variety show!

Join us for a new topical variety show! Hosted by the Library Club in Covent Garden and performed by women. (You heard.)  Inspired by the UK’s most topical issues and its corrosively murky past, we intend to expose and endanger the establishment species. Join us for a savage night of misplaced intentions, seething satire and perverse physical comedy.  

It’s going to be riotous - and very, very important.

 

And it's FREE. Just email amygwill@hotmail.com to be added to the Guest List!

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Brexing Times; a(n anti-) colonial cabaret
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Brexing Times; a(n anti-) colonial cabaret

Writer-performer Amy Gwilliam flew to Africa on the eve of Brexit. 

She has just got back and has some things to say. 

Join her and special guests at the LIBRARY Club in London for a theatrical evening of misplaced intentions, savage satire and perverse physical comedy.

The event if free - please add your name to the Guest List by emailing amygwill@hotmail.com

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Improvisation and Comedy Skills workshop, Kigali (Rwanda)
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Improvisation and Comedy Skills workshop, Kigali (Rwanda)

After recently working in the Congo, British born, European trained theatre-maker Amy Gwilliam is offering a couple of free workshops and Comedy at Impact Hub in Kigali.

Amy would be delighted to meet performers/writers/directors and theatre-makers based in Rwanda where she can share some of her mad methods in making theatre with you.

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Cornelia Dacre @ Thom Foole's House Party
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Cornelia Dacre @ Thom Foole's House Party

Come join us for an evening of clowning, comedy, storytelling, mischief and party games! Laugh away those midweek blues in what is set to be one hilarious evening with plenty of ridiculous antics in the shape of absurd character comedy acts, cabaret performances and DJ’s. Think TGI Fridays meets Live At The Apollo via Little Britain and you'll have some idea what to expect.

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