Meet Frankie Foxstone: self-styled Profit and bulldozing, bamboozling developer. She will take you on a whirlwind walking tour of her smashing plans for Edinburgh. It will never feel the same again. Think Dubai on Irn-Bru. This is interactive satire for the Brexit era.
'Unapologetic, hilarious. Frankie holds a mirror to our money-grabbing society and it's biting, refreshing' (Ailin Conant, SDUK)
‘You’ve left a legacy with us’ (Audience member, HighTide)
A new work-in-progress which will showcase at HighTide Festival this September. For more information, press here.
'What do the Virgin Mary, a blue penguin and a refugee have in common?'
A confessional black comedy about human hypocrisy and the struggle to remain good.
Following her sell-out show The Profit at High Tide in 2018, Amy returns to The Lookout with this intimate new show about longing, belonging and climbing into sea shells.
In 2017, Amy received an anonymous email selecting her for “Humanitarian Charity Work”. It felt like a calling: to change the world, or to make a new show. Weaving clown, character and autobiography, this searingly ambiguous performance treads an exquisite line between hope and despair, connection and isolation.
Running time: 1h
Age recommendation: 14+
"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 the stage. Where she belongs.
Nominated for the Prague Fringe Inspiration Award 2016
Previous shows in London (Live at Zedel’s; Tristan Bates; Mimetic Festival); Barcelona (Barcelona Solo Festival); Burgos (Schools Tour); Santander (Cafe de las Arts); Prague Fringe Festival; Brighton Fringe; Guildford (produced by Guildford Fringe), Basingstoke (Creation Space).
This show is tour-ready and adaptable to many kinds of venues. Previous performances include black box studios, a cabaret, a conference hall, large proscenium theatre spaces, a cafe, a museum and an art gallery.
For further information about the show – including a full recording and Tour Pack - please contact Sophie at Solar Productions – firstname.lastname@example.org or 07810 167 694.
Reviews / Audience feedback:
"Mummy or the Art of Saying Goodbye is a brilliantly conceived, directed and performed piece of tragi-comic, food-for-thought theatre […] 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)
“Amy Gwilliam is most definitely a talent to watch out for. Her writing is tight, witty, pithy and clever. Her performance was well paced, confident, fluid, enticing and very, very convincing.” (As above)
Written and performed by the very talented Amy Gwilliam, this one-woman show packs more thought-provoking theatre into 60 minutes than most West End dramas do in twice the time, and for at least three times the price. (Just Retiring, Guildford)
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.
But confronted by ghosts of her past, memories stir and a Mummy returns.
The time has come to unwind.
This cutting edge and raucously topical variety show is an experimental platform for women in the arts to respond to current politics and expose murky pasts.
Join us for a savage night of misplaced intentions, seething satire and perverse physical comedy.
It’s is always riotous, daring, brave - and very, very important!
Performers include Annie Bashford, Elf Lyons, Helen Duff, Julia Masli, Lucy Hopkins, Eve Fehily, Nina Baldini, Sophie Larsmon, Rebecca Bogue, Becca Greig, Marga Villalonga, Roisin Greene, Angela Yeoh and Melissa Riggall.
Elsewhere I have performed for Finger in the Pie at Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Thom Foole's House Party at The Queen's Head, The Rah Rah Cabaret aboard the Village Butty, BALLS, Scratch That Hackney, Rotating Rosta at the Omnitorium and Tutti Frutti, both as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Acts include Carpe Diem coach CORNELIA DACRE ("not only did she carpe my diem, but she ergoed my sum"), 131 year old DR MSSKIN ("brilliantly weird, weirdly brilliant"), NAKED NESS the not-for-children's entertainer from Kent, Susan the Swedish PSYCHOTIC-ANALSYST and Property developer FRANKIE FOXSTONE, who is busy developing her full length show (see EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019).
Cornelia Dacre at Finger in the Pie Cabaret
STREET AND INTERACTIVE THEATRE
August 2018 - Frankie Foxstone hit the streets of Edinburgh. Virgin experience!
Recent immersive and large-scale interactive theatre projects with Bearded Kitten at BESTIVAL, and Chronyko.
Clowns Without Borders performances at camps and centres for refugees Bangladesh (February/March 2019; April & September 2018), Hungary (August 2018), Istanbul (July 2017) Athens (January 2017), and Kosovo (October 2011).
As part of company Teatro Entre Escombros, I participated in festivals, street theatre, improvisation shows and large-scale events.
These include -
"Seat 600" - an interactive show commissioned by the Burgos Town Council as part of their annual Carnival celebrations, February 2013.
"Despues del Fin" - commissioned by Espacio Tangente in Burgos. Site-specific and itinerant adaptation and translation of Dennis Kelly's "After The End". September 2012.
Young Vic's 40th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser. September 2010.