Yes, you read it right.
We’re now up to our eyelashes in show business (there’s no business like it apparently.)
To be precise, we’re putting on a play.
It’s called “SEX CELLS” and it’s on at the Riverside Studios between the 1st – 27th October.
It was written by my missus under her nom de plume ‘Anna Longaretti’.
It’s her first ever play, but I always knew she was an imaginative writer (you should see some of her shopping lists.)
Now, outside of a good farce or stonking musical, I’m not a big fan of the theatre. So when Anna asked me to read “SEX CELLS” I might have groaned a bit.
I read it, and it was good. Really good. I found myself laughing out loud on more than one occasion.
I said, you’ve got to get it made, but not in the local church hall or over a pub. It has to go on at a proper theatre.
Aim for the top.
And she did. She approached most of the top theatres around town and got turned down by them.
There was a lot of positive feedback, but no one seemed to want to take a risk on a brand new writer.
So, never being one for taking no for an answer, I very wisely suggested that we produce it despite having no previous theatrical experience.
And what an education it’s been.
Anna has ended up being a first time theatre producer as well as a first time writer.
I’m doing my bit by sorting out the poster, programme and trailer (shot by our very own Miss Fern Berresford.)
And, following my long-term policy of getting more talented people than myself to help, I’ve enrolled my mate Dave Dye at Hello People to do the advertising.
So here we are, with three weeks to go, and almost five thousand tickets to sell.
I’m so nervous/excited, I want to puke.
So, if you fancy an entertaining evening in October please buy a ticket. In fact, why not rent a minibus and bring all of your friends and family.
Let me know which night you’re coming and you’ll find that I won’t be mean with the maltesers.
Stay tuned for more exciting news and theatrical updates as they happen.
M Denton Esq
Trailer Credits: Director – Miss Fern Berresford, Director of Photography – Miguel Ragageles, Music – Simon Bass, Sound – Pure Soho, Post-Production – MPC, Editor – Sacha Szwarc at Speade, Typographer – Kate Henderson, Make-Up – Angela Amelia Sellar
Poster Credits: Photographer – Miss Fern Berresford, Designer/Art Director – Mark Denton, Typographer – Kate Henderson, Retouching – Oliver Carver