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Dave's House 2010-2011

Posted by Balian Murray on April 15, 2011 at 8:08 AM Comments comments (0)

Last year saw the first ever show written, directed, managed and edited by the entire Dave's House ensemble: Strange Matters. The show was quirky, innovative, exciting and hilarious for all those who were lucky enough to see the show. The last night was a complete sell out which was the best financial news that Dave's House has got since the recession started to kick in. But why should one put his hand into his pocket and buy a ticket to the theatre in these hard times? Well I shall tell you.

 

Theatre is the last remaing form of acting where the audience can go and witness something that they may never see again. With Dave's House particularly we aim to give new experiences, push the realms of the imagination and to make people think (whilst enjoying it) about what one has just witnessed. Strange Matters was our most technical show to date with inverted camera projection, an array of powerpoint slides, lighting insanity, coreographed dancing and props that needed at least two vehicles to travel around from theatre to theatre! It truly was our biggest achievement to date and now we must beat it! But why should you come and see these shows? If the idea of testing theatre, funny theatre or innovative theatre is not enough then I ask you what do you expect from theatre? Everyone wants to see something they will like, everyone wants the guarantee that it will be good and everyone wants the guarantee that they get their monies worth...so if you have never seen Dave's House then why go and see Dave's House?

 

The press articles are on the Home page of this website but the critique has all been positive for Dave's House. Most of us are veterans from the Hall for Cornwall's Upstage Youth Theatre, we have members who have worked with Stagecoach, National Youth theatre and have all performed on the prestigous Minack Theatre and with various other theatre companies. Quicksilver was written for us by Carl Grose who also works with Kneehigh theatre. It's fair to say that Dave's House have the background to pull of a great show.

 

The future is bright for Dave's House, the script os Strange Matters will rise again because of its success and no doubt reprisals of other shows shall also appear however for now we have a new show!

 

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter is a timeless classic performed by a variety of excellent performers and now it's Dave's House turn. Alex Sowerby and Sam Rankin have worked tirelessly with this 2 man show to make it their own and to make the audience love it! Radio Cornwall have had the chaps there to advertise live on air and I'm sure you have seen the adverts around so come and enjoy this spectacular show performed by some fabulous actors.

 

So come down this Easter holiday and see a show that you honestly will never ever forget!

 

 

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter performed by Dave's House showing at:

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Monday 18th April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

The Centre, Newlyn, Tuesday 19th April, 7:30pm, 01736 365890

Perran-ar-worthal Village Hall, Thursday 21st April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

Lelant Village Hall, Friday 22nd April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

All tickets: £6

Call to reserve or buy on the door

That's all for now folks!

Dave- 15/04/2011

Dave's House 2010-2011

Posted by David Murray on April 15, 2011 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Last year saw the first ever show written, directed, managed and edited by the entire Dave's House ensemble: Strange Matters. The show was quirky, innovative, exciting and hilarious for all those who were lucky enough to see the show. The last night was a complete sell out which was the best financial news that Dave's House has got since the recession started to kick in. But why should one put his hand into his pocket and buy a ticket to the theatre in these hard times? Well I shall tell you.

Theatre is the last remaing form of acting where the audience can go and witness something that they may never see again. With Dave's House particularly we aim to give new experiences, push the realms of the imagination and to make people think (whilst enjoying it) about what one has just witnessed. Strange Matters was our most technical show to date with inverted camera projection, an array of powerpoint slides, lighting insanity, coreographed dancing and props that needed at least two vehicles to travel around from theatre to theatre! It truly was our biggest achievement to date and now we must beat it! But why should you come and see these shows? If the idea of testing theatre, funny theatre or innovative theatre is not enough then I ask you what do you expect from theatre? Everyone wants to see something they will like, everyone wants the guarantee that it will be good and everyone wants the guarantee that they get their monies worth...so if you have never seen Dave's House then why go and see Dave's House?

The press articles are on the Home page of this website but the critique has all been positive for Dave's House. Most of us are veterans from the Hall for Cornwall's Upstage Youth Theatre, we have members who have worked with Stagecoach, National Youth theatre and have all performed on the prestigous Minack Theatre and with various other theatre companies. Quicksilver was written for us by Carl Grose who also works with Kneehigh theatre. It's fair to say that Dave's House have the background to pull of a great show.

The future is bright for Dave's House, the script os Strange Matters will rise again because of its success and no doubt reprisals of other shows shall also appear however for now we have a new show!

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter is a timeless classic performed by a variety of excellent performers and now it's Dave's House turn. Alex Sowerby and Sam Rankin have worked tirelessly with this 2 man show to make it their own and to make the audience love it! Radio Cornwall have had the chaps there to advertise live on air and I'm sure you have seen the adverts around so come and enjoy this spectacular show performed by some fabulous actors.

So come down this Easter holiday and see a show that you honestly will never ever forget!

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter performed by Dave's House showing at:

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Monday 18th April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

The Centre, Newlyn, Tuesday 19th April, 7:30pm, 01736 365890

Perran-ar-worthal Village Hall, Thursday 21st April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

Lelant Village Hall, Friday 22nd April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

All tickets: £6

Call to reserve or buy on the door

That's all for now folks!

Dave- 15/04/2011

Dave's House 2010-2011

Posted by David Murray on April 15, 2011 at 7:47 AM Comments comments (0)

Last year saw the first ever show written, directed, managed and edited by the entire Dave's House ensemble: Strange Matters. The show was quirky, innovative, exciting and hilarious for all those who were lucky enough to see the show. The last night was a complete sell out which was the best financial news that Dave's House has got since the recession started to kick in. But why should one put his hand into his pocket and buy a ticket to the theatre in these hard times? Well I shall tell you.

Theatre is the last remaing form of acting where the audience can go and witness something that they may never see again. With Dave's House particularly we aim to give new experiences, push the realms of the imagination and to make people think (whilst enjoying it) about what one has just witnessed. Strange Matters was our most technical show to date with inverted camera projection, an array of powerpoint slides, lighting insanity, coreographed dancing and props that needed at least two vehicles to travel around from theatre to theatre! It truly was our biggest achievement to date and now we must beat it! But why should you come and see these shows? If the idea of testing theatre, funny theatre or innovative theatre is not enough then I ask you what do you expect from theatre? Everyone wants to see something they will like, everyone wants the guarantee that it will be good and everyone wants the guarantee that they get their monies worth...so if you have never seen Dave's House then why go and see Dave's House?

The press articles are on the Home page of this website but the critique has all been positive for Dave's House. Most of us are veterans from the Hall for Cornwall's Upstage Youth Theatre, we have members who have worked with Stagecoach, National Youth theatre and have all performed on the prestigous Minack Theatre and with various other theatre companies. Quicksilver was written for us by Carl Grose who also works with Kneehigh theatre. It's fair to say that Dave's House have the background to pull of a great show.

The future is bright for Dave's House, the script os Strange Matters will rise again because of its success and no doubt reprisals of other shows shall also appear however for now we have a new show!

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter is a timeless classic performed by a variety of excellent performers and now it's Dave's House turn. Alex Sowerby and Sam Rankin have worked tirelessly with this 2 man show to make it their own and to make the audience love it! Radio Cornwall have had the chaps there to advertise live on air and I'm sure you have seen the adverts around so come and enjoy this spectacular show performed by some fabulous actors.

So come down this Easter holiday and see a show that you honestly will never ever forget!

 

The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter performed by Dave's House showing at:

Carnon Downs Village Hall, Monday 18th April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

The Centre, Newlyn, Tuesday 19th April, 7:30pm, 01736 365890

Perran-ar-worthal Village Hall, Thursday 21st April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

Lelant Village Hall, Friday 22nd April, 7:30pm, 07716 321442

All tickets: £6

Call to reserve or buy on the door

 

That's all for now folks!

 

Dave- 15/04/2011

Strange Matters...the week before curtain up

Posted by David Murray on July 7, 2010 at 12:23 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear all

It is the week before the tour and lines are learnt and the set is made. The show will be absolutely incredible. After having Kyla in to coreograph the dance number, things are looking good for the Dave's House first written and directed show.

 

It's fair to say that this week shall be stressful, there shall be moments of despair and moments of agonising stress however we shall all battle on! As we always have, Dave's House have never given up on anything yet. The odds this time are against us with the recession biting everyone in a sore spot and theatre prices soaring, we have ourselves a tough little position. Yet we shall battle through and I feel, for the better!

 

The set is the one thing that I feel so proud for. It has been designed by our esteemed Fine Arts committee and built by our personal woodsman to a standard that dwarfs all theatre shows currently available to watch. If you give yourself a month to prepare for a show, give yourself a VERY limited grant to work with, book theatres, buy materials, whilst learning lines and then pull it off to a high standard...then that is theatre. We have all but the last criteria for that match and I feel we can do it! And not just do it, but do it in such a way that will leave the audience in genuine awe and amazement. Leave them feeling like they truly have never seen anything like that before and maybe ever again. Strange Matters... will be something truly special and is most certainly not to be missed. I hope you already have your tickets!

 

Kind regards

Dave

 

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Box Office:

01726 226777 - Keay Theatre, St Austell 12th July

07716321442 - Rowland Levinsky Theatre, University of Plymouth 13th July

01736 365520 - Acorn Theatre, Penzance 15th July

01872 262466 - Helford Theatre, Truro College 16th July

Minack NCO

Posted by David Murray on July 19, 2009 at 12:27 PM Comments comments (1)

It's been a long week but after agonising rain, disassembling tents, blistering heat and a collaboration of superb singing the week at the Minack for Dave's House has again come to an end.

 

Two years have passed since Dave's House formed with NCO last at the Minack in Carmen but I speak for all the company when I say that it felt like yesterday! Reuniting with some of the previous cast was an emotional rollercoaster encountering fear, happiness and of course joy. The fear spoke for itself!

 

As seen in the photos we had an enormously triumphant week! We met new members of cast and performed to the absolute peak of our ability. Therefore it was absolutely brilliant. In particular, the Tuesday performance was the most spectacular. The rain was ferocious yet the dedicated audience felt compelled to stay on and brave the fierce winds and thundering rain. Subsequently we gave them all one hell of a show! The greatest applause I have yet to encounter and a feeling of true fulfillment. Emails came flooding in congratulating our tenacity and Dave's House were there to be a part of this Minack marvel! Only one downfall...our tent kindly borrowed to us from a cast member was destroyed in the rain. This left Dave's House in  somewhat of a pickle. Yet the kindness of the human heart shone through from the landlord of the Cable station who, bravely, put us up for the remainder of the week. The only items that the wind took were some chair bags. A shame...but we could have got off alot worse!

 

The week progressed and friendships grew stronger and we all shared what has been a wonderful week at the Minack. Whether or not we get the Minack cup for it remains to be heard yet I would like to think that on grounds of being brave as a cast and the overwhelming online fan base we should undoubtedly get it...the future shall reveal all.

 

Dave 19/07/2009  17:37


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