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THE CLEANSING OF CONSTANCE BROWN presented by STAN'S CAFE
@ A E Harris, 1st - 19th March, 18.30 & 20.30 (running time 70min)
(no perfs. Sundays or Mondays)
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WORK, LOVE, GROOVE

The title is lifted from an obituary in The Independent, long before the show was concieved of. Jean-Bedel Bokassa crowned himself Emperor of the Central African Republic in a ceremony described as "Pure pantomime, lurid and insane". Eventually we returned to the subject of the obituary as a starting point for what, at some point, clearly had to become a musical, kind of.

Set in a political rally it shows how a charismatic, newly elected president is consumed by ego and becomes a deranged dictator. The story develops in the course of a concert. The President's cabinet are a band, he is the lead singer and the audience are members of the ruling party. The show is funny, and playful with serious subject matter, the music is excellent.


Arrival
Welcome
Party Song
Manifesto
Testify
My Way
Church
I Had A Dream
Vita


In Lancaster and Birmingham the show was trailed by a radio station People's Radio Freedom, run by our compatriots Hamfisted!

Lurid and Insane has been made, but it has only just begun.

No video available - yet.

PARTY CARD

Party Members :

On Stage

Violin : Amanda Hadingue
Bass : Graeme Rose
Keyboards : Craig Stephens
Voice : Andy Watson
Drums : Simon Webb
Guitar : Nina West

Off Stage

Testifying : Heather Burton
Original Testimony : Sarah Dawson
Roadie plus : Emma Deegan
Uniforms : Helen Ingham
Lights plus : Paul Arvidson
Music Direction : Brian Duffy
Direction : James Yarker with Amanda Hadingue

Photos : Ed Dimsdale
Print : Simon Ford
Education : Charlotte Goodwin

Party Staff

Emily Dawkes
Paulette Brien

Party Thanks Due To

Blissbody
Nuffield Theatre Studio
Stan's Cafe board
Peter Fletcher, Catherine O'Flynn and Sarah Rogers
Syd Ewart
Security Guards


People's Radio Freedom by Hamfisted!

Funded by The Arts Council, West Midlands Arts and Birmingham City Council, the show has also been commissioned by the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster.

The President is grateful.

No Reviews

Video: Lurid and Insane
DVD

18.00 including postage

Script: Lurid and Insane
7.00 including postage



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