Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Showing - Tuesday 23 August, 3pm, Oval House Theatre

There'll be a new can't do this alone work-in-progress showing at the Oval House Theatre, (details and map on that little sidebar on the right). We will have performances from:

alex swift - paperhouses
Dan Bye - The Price of Everything

And more to be announced soon. It's free - please do come along...

Monday, August 1, 2011

can't do this alone Artists at the Edinburgh Fringe

You can catch Jamie Wood and Ed Jaspers up at the Edinburgh Fringe. Jamie is appearing in The Games for Spike Theatre, and has directed Frequency d'Ici's wonderful Free Time Radical. Ed is premiering the Grisly Tales From Tumblewater, which started life at the first can't do this alone...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Photos from Sunday's showing

Thanks to all who came along on Sunday. We'd really appreciate your feedback on any of the shows - it's really useful for us know how it felt to be there - please leave comments on the posts for that particular show, or, if you'd prefer it not to be public you can email me at aferguson250[AT]hotmail[DOT]com and I'll pass it on to the artists. Here's some photos from Sunday and links to the relevant posts:

Jamie Wood - Beating McEnroe

alex swift - paperhouses

All photos: Lily Einhorn

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Price of Everything

by Dan Bye

A performance lecture about value

How much is beauty worth? 

What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay? 

Can I have a glass of milk?

These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture about value. Daniel Bye's whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is occasionally shambolic and often tendentious - but always a joy to watch.

Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you've ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.

And you get a free glass of milk.

Written and performed by Daniel Bye

With direction by Richard Bonham

Grisly Tales From Tumblewater

"A determined orphan, a satchel of twisted stories and a whole lot of rain."

Welcome to Tumblewater. Not that it’s a welcoming place - unless you’re an undertaker or an umbrella salesman. Caspian Prye, the twisted landowner, controls everything and everyone; even the police. Into this world stumbles Daniel Dorey, a fearless orphan armed only with his wits and a satchel of spine chilling stories. Can he bring down Caspian Prye? Can he rescue the girl in the distant room? Can he even stay alive long enough to tell his tales?

Edward Jaspers (co-writer: Hamlet! The Muscial – MTM/Whatsonstage Audience Choice Best Musical 2010) performs this one-man adaptation of Bruno Vincent’s deliciously dark novel (nominated for the 2010 Waterstone’s Children’s Book Award). Dickens meets The Shockheaded Peter with laughs, frights and live music.

Beating McEnro

by Jamie Wood

In 1980 Bjorn Borg won Wimbledon. In 1981 he lost. 30 years later he is still recovering. This show will be an attempt to move on.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


by alex swift

Imagine a city.
What does it dream of?
Whose footsteps are those, echoing down half-deserted streets?
When you are gone, will it remember you?
It will.

What's this house made of?
An ad for perfume.
A bill for something you forgot you'd bought.
A love letter from someone you've never met.
Fold here. Tear here.

Let's build it...

Monday, May 23, 2011

the first ever can't do this alone

we've just had our first weekend of work on can't do this alone, working towards a showing on Sunday 29th May.

Here's who's been involved so far:

Dan Bye - The Price of Everything
Ed Jaspers - Grisly Tales From Tumblewater
Alex Swift - paperhouses
Jamie Wood - Beating McEnroe

one of alex's paperhouses at the Forge

Next week we're hoping to be joined by more exciting artists:

Claire Cordier
Lucy Ellinson
Caroline Horton

Ed works on Grisly Tales From Tumblewater, Alex's paperhouses in the foreground