Here are some fun new things what is coming up and that
Colin Hoult’s Carnival of Monsters – The Radio 4 Series
This beauty is being recorded at the Drill Hall on 5th April (with Dan Snelgrove and Zoe Gardner) and 8th May (with Zoe and Damien Moloney of Being Human super fame).
Tickets have all been booked up I’m afraid but the shows will be airing in early July. Theme wise its a direct follow on from my Edinburgh Shows which some of you may have seen and so it’ll include the vast majority of my old characters and sketches plus plenty of new goodies and guffaws. (Still trying to make Eddie St Germaine Cartestian work for radio – determined to get him in somehow!)
Big news – I will be taking two whole shows up to the Edinburgh Festival
Characthorse – which will be a very silly, very funny and surprisingly not dark (we’ll see about that) romp about through the hay with a bunch of new characters, jokes (!) and some full on physical theatre. (sort of).
Real Horror Show – the show I’ve been experimenting and playing around with for ages will finally get a proper run with an ace to be announced cast of actors and comedians. This’ll be different to all previous versions (which were always meant to be works in progress) and will be a much more theatrical type show than previous.
Obviously as Edinburgh is still being all confirmed up, can’t give any details as of yet but will do soon as its on sale.
They’ll be loads of previews and gigs in the meantime. Have a look at ‘shows’ on the website and I will try to actually update them this time.
Characthorse will be previewing at Mach Fest
and the sort of sneak preview premiere will be at the Udderbelly on the South Bank in June
This Saturday I will be popping up in the Life’s Too Short Special;
Which I have seen and I have to say is pretty bloody ace.
This Halloween something special is creeping and gurgling its way towards the Leicester Square Theatre.
Real Horror Show, a thrilling darkly comic immersive horror experience, written and staring I will be taking over the main house for two nights only.
For anyone who has experienced the fetal versions of the show this is the ULTIMATE (so far) version, combing some of the best bits of the old with some shocking new bits. And for the first time in the Magnificent Main House!
Its a proper full on experience as well. Of which you may just find yourself an implicit part. Fans of ‘portmanteu’ or ‘Hammer’ horror films will love it! Fans of modern shock gore fest Hostel type films will love it! Fans of character comedy will love it! Scaredy cats will proper hate it (in a loving it sort of way)!
I’d describe it best as one of those multi-storied horror films of yore with all the camp drenched out of it and the whole thing splattered into the 21st century with all its modern dreads and horrors. All the plays have a strong social commentary to them whilst also being fun, spooky, mental and weird.
Plus as well as myself playing a variety of parts we have a fantastic cast featuring the cream of recent sketch and character starlets;
Anna Crilly from Lead Balloon and the upcoming Anna and Katy Show
Edinburgh award winner / nominee and Penny Dreadfuls Thom Tuck and Humphrey Ker
Time Out Award Winner Mike Wozniak
Plus Will Andrews, Sarah Daykin, Frisky and Mannish, Rachel Parris, Toby Williams, Tom (Totally Tom) Palmer.
AND my old double act partner Fergus Craig. Colin and Fergus back together for the first time in ages (sort of)
Why am I banging on about this so much? Because its going to IMMENSE. Everyone has worked incredibly hard on it and it is jam packed with surprises, shocks, guffaws, giggles and screams in the night!
Don’t wait for it to sell out book your tickets Here NOW
Real Horror Show is part of the 13th Hour Horror Festival. A event running across October and November which will completely take over the Leicester Square Theatre. It features a vast array of Horror Shows including Comedy, Theatre, Lectures and Music with lots of famous faces from the world of horror involved. There are also some great deals across the festival. In particular; each ticket will get you a discount into a screening of various zombie movies. And you can book a special ticket for Real Horror Show, Jonny and the Baptists, Beta Males and Midnight Movie Theatre for under £30. A proper way to spend your Halloween!
It is almost upon us my friends. A night akin to the ancient terror of Walpurgis when the witches danced around in the buff shrieking and dicking about with demons.
MAY 12th sees Ultimate Carnival of Monsters shift into our dimension for a brief hour to tittilate and horrify. I have been putting together this gruesome golem from the half chewed best bits of my 3 Edinburgh shows, teaching it to speak, walk and sing and will soon be releasing it at the public. BE THERE!
Tickets are here
Ravishing star of stage and Screen ANNA MANN as she seeks a bowl for her bottom
both LEN and ANDY Parker; Nottingham brothers / living weapons
EDDIE CARTESIAN, expert on 90s Acid Jazz group ST GERMAINE dancing like a tit before your very eyes,
Plus the little DOG, the creepy man in a fez, The Mighty THWOR god of THWUNDER and a certain behooded crow faced hoodlum on a tricycle!
Together again for the first time! See you there FRIEND!!!
if you happen to be at the Machynlleth Festival this weekend I will be performing a preview of this very show Sunday 6th at 5pm
A late coming bit of Houltage: This Monday sees the work-in-progress debut of Colin’s latest creation, a one man show entitled Jamie.
Described by Colin as ‘quite sad but also quite jolly’, Jamie is the story of a lonely security guard working for a company whose name he can no longer recall. Filling his nights solving puzzles and collecting animal facts he dreams of a love lost long ago.
It’s being performed at London’s Leicester Square Theatre with tickets at a bargin £5 available from here.