Currency Fair Commercial for Big Als

Currency Fair Commercial for Big Als

(Thu 10 Nov 2016)

Kiki is the woman's voice in the new Currency Fair Commercial ĹFairiesĺ for Big Als.

ôOur search for a real world, authentic and distinctive Northern voice led us to Kiki Kendrick. Kiki delivers beautifully - and if you listen carefully it's reminiscent of the much-missed Caroline Aherne.ö - Tom Burnay, Big Als


Monopoly Commercial for Drum

Monopoly Commercial for Drum

(Wed 9 Nov 2016)

Kiki is the voice of the cat in the new Monopoly Commercial for Drum.

ôFeaturing the voiceover brilliance of Kiki Kendrick and Alex Babic, this lighthearted ad for Monopoly really puts a smile on your faceö
- Angell Sound


GRIDIRON Premiere

(Thu 15 Sep 2016)

The Gridiron premier will be on Thursday the 29th September, 2016 7pm in Crewe.


EGG released

(Thu 15 Sep 2016)

Short film EGG written and directed by Alice Trueman (where Kiki appears alongside Sally Philips) was released last month.

It's already been nominations at Underwire, ASFF and LSFF and is up for the Brief Grand Prix at Encounters. You can watch it online here.


Kiki cast as Maria in CUTTING CORNERS

(Tue 5 Jan 2016)

Cutting Corners is set in a village square during post war Greece. For Juno Theatre, at Salisbury Arts Centre, directed by Kirstie Davis and playing opposite Maxine Fon.


PLASTIC FINGERS as Sophia

(Mon 1 Jun 2015)

Kiki is cast as Sophia in Plastic Fingers directed by David J. Paradise and produced by Angela Paradise for Paradise Films,


DOCTORS 'Late Lunch'

(Mon 23 Mar 2015)

Kiki plays the lead guest Merle Dillwood é─ý a quirky waitress who serves up some nice slices of comedy. Merle catches a diner giving birth in the loo; "Making a decent meal, now thaté─˘s hard é─ý a baby é─ý ité─˘s like shelling peasé─¨ ... chaos ensues.


OYSTERS

(Mon 9 Feb 2015)

Kiki is appearing in a new play called OYSTERS written and directed by Ivan Cutting for Eastern Angles. She plays Pearl, a sexy Goddess of the sea and Pamela, an uptight chair of the Boatyard. The show is touring East Anglia until 6th June, 2015 and coming to London ('Trinity House' EC3N 4DH 3pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday the 8th April, 2015).


RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS

RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS

(Wed 19 Jun 2013)

Kiki has just recorded the voice over for two brilliant animated films from the charity Rethink Mental Illness. Launched 17th June 2013.

Hearing Voices | Panic Attack


Britain's Secret Homes

Britain's Secret Homes

(Sat 8 Jun 2013)

Kiki played Nancy Astor in Britain's Secret Homes, directed by Will Aspinall screened on ITV on 7th June 2013


RECESSION

RECESSION

(Sat 8 Jun 2013)

Kiki played Scarlet in Recession, directed by Beryl Richards and screened as part of the Alexa Shorts screening at BAFTA on 3rd February, 2013.


The Cold Christmas WEBCAST

(Fri 7 Jun 2013)

Kiki has been cast as Lorraine (the nosy neighbour) in The Cold Christmas Webcast, directed by Paul McGhie - shooting in July/August 2013.


Fringe Report Awards

Fringe Report Awards

(Mon 20 Feb 2012)

Kiki won Best Creative: Writer & Actor at The Fringe Report Awards 2012.


Kiki's performance in Frontman wins Best Actress in LA

Kiki's performance in Frontman wins Best Actress in LA

(Sat 1 Oct 2011)

Kiki plays Sarah [wife of the lead] in Frontman; the feature won four awards at the SoCal Film Festival in LA:


  • Best Actress - KIKI KENDRICK

  • Best Actor - DAVID HEPPLE

  • Best Director - BEN HYLAND

  • Best Film - FRONTMAN



The trailer is available online at www.frontmanmovie.com


Trunks

Trunks

(Thu 22 Sep 2011)

Kiki is the voice of Ruth in TRUNKS.
Steve knows he's straight, but under the water at his local swimming pool he feels gay. Will he tell his ex-girlfriend the whole truth? The premiere of Trunks was at Charlotte Street Hotel - Thursday 22nd Sept 2011.


  • Winner: Northern Nights film festival 2011

  • Finalist: Smalls Film Festival

  • Gfest - accepted for November

  • Queer Fruits - accepted for December


GRIDIRON

GRIDIRON

(Sun 12 Jun 2011)

Kiki has been cast as the nurse in GRIDIRON - a true story set in Crewe about the first English-based American Football team. The film is to be directed by Ed Bye and in pre-production with Brushy Creek Movies, due to be shot this Autumn.


CLOWNING AROUND

CLOWNING AROUND

(Sat 11 Jun 2011)

Kiki has been cast as Mrs Jenkins in CLOWNING AROUND, to be shot by Damien Cullen at Summit From Nuthin Productions Ltd in September 2011.


International Endangered Species summit

(Mon 28 Feb 2011)

Kiki joins Susie Orbach, Jo Swindon and Lynne Featherston at the
International Endangered Species summit on Friday 4 March 2011, to
'Challenge the culture that teaches women and girls to hate their own
bodies.'


Fashion, beauty and women's lives: the great debate

(Sun 27 Feb 2011)

Kiki took part in a Guardian/Observer debate on Sunday 27 February 2011 as one of an invited panel of models, academics and fashion media insiders to discuss issues from cosmetic surgery to self-image affecting women from the catwalk to the classroom.


All Walks Beyond The Catwalk: DEBATE

(Sun 6 Feb 2011)

Kiki was invited onto the panel at All Walks beyond the Catwalk debate, held at the National Theatre on 11 February 2011. Other panellists were Lorraine Candy, Erin O'Connor, Lynne Featherstone and Linda Papadopoulos. The panel was chaired by Caryn Franklin.

After the debate Kiki was described in the press as:


NEXT! in London

NEXT! in London

(Thu 30 Sep 2010)

NEXT! will be performed from 9-28 November at 7.30pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays) or
6.30pm(Sundays) at the Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High St,
(Above the Oxford Arms),London NW1 7BU

Tickets re £9 and can be booked at 020 7482 4857 or online at [Ticketweb]


NEXT! in Edinburgh

NEXT! in Edinburgh

(Thu 20 May 2010)

Kiki is taking her one woman show “NEXT!” to this years Edinburgh Festival.
5-30 August, 2010 12.00 - 13.00
Baillie Room, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh
[BUY TICKETS ONLINE]
[comments at edinburghfestival.list.co.uk]


BAFTA premier

(Tue 18 May 2010)

BAFTA premiere screening of FRONTMAN and ALPHA at 7.30pm


LAST TANGO IN CROYDON

LAST TANGO IN CROYDON

(Thu 1 Apr 2010)

Kiki played the nurse in LAST TANGO IN CROYDON, directed by Armand Attard, starring Keith Barron and Peter Baldwin.


New appearances

(Mon 30 Nov 2009)

Kiki played the psychiatrist in 3 MINUTE WONDER on 24 November at 7.50pm on Channel 4.

She also plays Lucy in Beat24's short film ALPHA and Francine Harper in the new radio series about Twitters called THE WHALE IN THE ROOM (TWiTR) written entirely using original tweets. Kiki is in Dizzee Rascal's new 'Dirty Cash' video, shot by W.I.Z.


ALPHA

(Sun 1 Nov 2009)

Kiki played Lucy in ALPHA, directed by Ben Hyland - about a possessive pet dog.


New roles

(Tue 1 Sep 2009)

Kiki is Ingrid in WATERLOO ROAD, directed by Tim Hopewell for Shed
Productions.

Kiki also played the hypnotist in SEE HEAR commissioned for Channel 4 to
be screened in October. Written and directed by Zoe Cartwright for Quark
Films.


CHERRY

CHERRY

(Mon 1 Jun 2009)

Kiki plays Cherry in this short film about speed dating gone wrong.


New castings

New castings

(Fri 1 May 2009)

Kiki plays the part of Scarlet in CASUALTY, directed by Will Sinclair.

Kiki played Mrs Gable in THE SÉANCE, with Damien Thomas, directed by Don Fearney of FGS Productions.


Film festivals

(Sun 19 Apr 2009)

SERTOLI, SERTOLI, SERTOLI and HOOD have just been accepted into
Raindance and Cannes Film Festivals. CAREFUL CARL has been accepted into
the Edinburgh and Palm Springs Film Festivals.


TIME OUT

TIME OUT

(Wed 18 Mar 2009)

Kiki has been cast in the Straight 8 film TIME OUT by Rob Wickings,
directed by Dominic Wade.


New castings

(Mon 2 Feb 2009)

Kiki has been cast as the nurse in Bushy Creek's forthcoming feature
GRIDIRON UK directed by David Soul
Kiki has also been cast as Mrs Gable alongside Damien Thomas in FGS
Production's CALLISTRO'S MIRROR one of a series of shorts, that create the
feature THE SÉANCE - shooting in April.


BAFTA screenings

BAFTA screenings

(Sun 1 Feb 2009)

On the 28th January there was a screening of HOOD, THIS MUCH I REMEMBER, THE TOWEL and SERTOLI, SERTOLI, SERTOLI at BAFTA.


CAREFUL CARL

CAREFUL CARL

(Thu 20 Nov 2008)

In November Kiki appeared as Vicky in CAREFUL CARL, by Roderick Fenske
at Hungry Man Films. DOP was Luke Scott.


HOOD

HOOD

(Wed 19 Nov 2008)

In November Kiki filmed HOOD by Michael Graves, directed by Patrick
Graham, the DOP was Paul Keating. Kiki played Paris.


The Right Side of God

(Tue 18 Nov 2008)

In September Kiki played the councillor Justin Donaldson's THE RIGHT SIDE OF
GOD.


SERTOILI, SERTOILI, SERTOILI

SERTOILI, SERTOILI, SERTOILI

(Sun 2 Nov 2008)

In October 2008, Kiki played as Fargo in SERTOILI, SERTOILI, SERTOILI
written and directed by Owen Williams & Adam Wright at Tomfoolery Pictures
Ltd, in Liverpool.


THE ELEVATOR

THE ELEVATOR

(Sat 1 Nov 2008)

In October 2008, Kiki was Rita in THE ELEVATOR written by Tunde Makinde and
directed by Zuzanna Jochman at Triple T Films.
photographer: Stephen Dexter www.stephendexter.co.uk


THE TOWEL

THE TOWEL

(Fri 31 Oct 2008)

In October 2008, Kiki was the cleaner in THE TOWEL by Oliver Briginshaw at
Fighting Spirit Productions.


THIS MUCH I REMEMBER

THIS MUCH I REMEMBER

(Thu 21 Aug 2008)

In June, Kiki played Jewish mother in THIS MUCH I REMEMBER. Shot on 35mm by Anthony Klein at Bonney and Klein films, DoP was Jordan Cushing.


FRONTMAN

FRONTMAN

(Wed 20 Aug 2008)

Kiki is currently filming FRONTMAN in Nottingham. FRONTMAN is a feature film
about a band that meet up again after 20 years. Kiki plays Sarah, wife of
Dave, the reluctant frontman of the band. Director is Ben Hyland at Beat24,
DoP is David Lindsey.


THE GREEN

(Wed 20 Aug 2008)

In July Kiki played the mum in THE GREEN. THE GREEN is a short film about
football and a battle of wills, shot on 16/35mm on location in St Helens.
The Dad was played by Johnny Vagas - director is Karl Ronney, DoP is Vincent
de Paula.


The Woman who Cooked her Husband

The Woman who Cooked her Husband

(Sun 20 Jan 2008)

Kiki has been cast as Hilary in 'The Woman who Cooked her Husband' at Theatre Royal, Winchester (Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 March 2008).


CLOUD 9 charity catwalk fashion show

CLOUD 9 charity catwalk fashion show

(Tue 30 Oct 2007)

Kiki was been invited to model for Gloucester based Cloud 9 charity catwalk fashion show on 11th November 2007 at 4pm at The Sundial Theatre, Cirencester. Ruby the dog too!!! Cloud 9 is a wish-granting charity for disadvantaged and
disabled children.

PLATRE DE PARIS -comedy pilot

(Tue 30 Oct 2007)

Kiki is playing Michelle in the Platre de Paris - a pilot comedy series, backed by Dogwoof Pictures, for Cheshire based production company Brushy Creek Films, directed by Gary Delaney.
www.brushycreekmovies.com/Platre.html


ANGRY MOB new Kaiser Chiefs video

ANGRY MOB new Kaiser Chiefs video

(Tue 3 Jul 2007)

Kiki appears in the new Kaiser Chiefs Angry Mob video ? (shot in Bucharest)? where she has to fight a rival hen party. The video reached number 2 in the NME video charts.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5agyod_K0OY


Falling promo

Falling promo

(Sun 29 Apr 2007)

Kiki plays the producer in the new Karen Louise promo for her
song Falling, shot on the beach in Poole, Dorset, directed
by Mark Adcock. And Ruby has landed her first film role as the producers dog
in the promo - she no doubt charmed everyone with her amazing 'doggie
dancing'.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rxIx6OAl3Q
(photo © James Harold)


DOCTORS episode

DOCTORS episode

(Tue 24 Apr 2007)

Kiki will be appearing in a Doctors episode entitled "JUST
DESERTS" in the role of KAGS NEVILLE. The episode will be broadcast on Wednesday 25 July at 2.00pm.


LONELY HEARTS

(Tue 24 Apr 2007)

Kiki is filming a short film, LONELY HEARTS, on location in Liverpool, directed by Lynette Partington.


FACE IT

(Sun 21 Jan 2007)

Kiki appears in Face it, a short film directed by Humaira Shah and written by Sam South:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSvY-V8hHnc


Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard

(Mon 11 Dec 2006)

Kiki is the bossy office 'madam' in the new Hewlett Packard viral campaign,
which goes live on the 18th December. The ad was shot by Ronnie West at RSA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_kEA5RyHQ8


Friends Reunited

(Sun 10 Dec 2006)

Kiki's voice can be heard on the new Friends Reunited campaign which is being
aired from Saturday 9th December on ITV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGctiM5fTlA


Mantis and the Prayer video

(Fri 1 Sep 2006)

Kiki is the wife in the 'Can't Stop in the Middle' video shot by Tom
Stoddart of Davy Inc films, for up and break through band Mantis and the
Prayer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk3CpBS3BRU


French Domestic Violence campaign

(Sat 19 Aug 2006)

Kiki has been cast as the wife the new French Domestic Violence campaign shot by Yann Domange at Stink TV. This ad made French National TV twice:

www.dailymotion.com/video/xo8ez_violence-conjugale
Kiki has also been cast in the forth coming video for up and break through band Mantis and the Prayer.


HALLOWED GROUND

HALLOWED GROUND

(Fri 18 Aug 2006)

Kiki plays the part of Catherine along side Michael Graves, playing Jeffrey, in the short film Hallowed Ground, written and directed by Mike Bell - shot on location in Nottingham.


Holby City

Holby City

(Thu 17 Aug 2006)

Kiki's episode of Holby City where she plays Kerry Duggan, will screened on Tuesday 28th November at 8pm on BBC1.


Lump in the Road and Phobias shortlistings

(Fri 28 Jul 2006)

Two of Kiki's short films LUMP IN THE ROAD and PHOBIAS are both short listed in Rushes Soho Shorts Festival (The ultimate Short Film Festival according to Time Out, and the Evening Standard's 'Film Critics Choice'),

LUMP directed by Heather Dixon and produced by Stuart Reid at Black Mole Productions, has already come 10th in BBC New Filmmakers Awards and been
short listed for The Arri Media Newcomer Award.
PHOBIAS directed by Bert and Bert and produced by Stool Films going to the Edinburgh Film Festival, Palm Springs and Rhode Ireland Festivals and has
already got distribution and it's only been out a month.


The Bearded Ladies

The Bearded Ladies

(Tue 30 May 2006)

Kiki will be playing Beverly in the forthcoming comedy series 'The Bearded
Ladies' directed by Dominic Brigstocke for the BBC.


Phobias screening

Phobias screening

(Wed 3 May 2006)

Kiki is Thalma in Bertie Film's short film; Phobias staring Paul Kaye and Lucy Montgomery. It was shown at the NFT on Saturday 6 May, screening 12.30 - 2.00pm.


MY FAMILY broadcast

MY FAMILY broadcast

(Wed 5 Apr 2006)

Kiki appeared as Mrs Powell in My Family on Friday 7
April
on BBC1 at 9pm.


I Want That Hair

I Want That Hair

(Tue 3 Jan 2006)

Kiki is touring 'I Want That Hair' written by Jane Thorton and directed by John Godber with Hull Truck Theatre Company - a two hander with co-actress Gill Jephcott (of Emmerdale fame). Kiki and Gill have worked together before when they toured Reunion for 9 months, also with Hull Truck.

'I Want That Hair' follows the ups and downs of a friendship culminating in life changing decisions that go way beyond being blonde or brunette. A new play from the author of 'Shakers' that looks at how we learn to live and
love, no matter what our hair's like!
Click here for dates (PDF file)
Click here for reviews


PHOBIAS

(Sun 4 Dec 2005)

Kiki plays Thalma (ugly, mousey woman with a hair lip) with a fear of being
starred at in Phobias, a short film directed by Katie Ellwood and produced
by BERTIE FILMS. Phobias is set in a Phobia Clinic waiting room; possibly
the worse place you could go to with a phobia.


Lump in the Road premiere

Lump in the Road premiere

(Thu 1 Dec 2005)

Lump in the Road (directed by Heather Dixon) was premiered at the Curzon, Shaftesbury Avenue, London on Saturday 3 December 2005.
Click here to vote for Lump in the Road on IMDB


My Family

My Family

(Mon 17 Oct 2005)

Kiki will be appearing in the next series of My Family as Mrs Powell on BBC1. Air dates and time TBC.
Ben and Susan try Pyramid selling, but the products are rubbish and nobody's
buying them. They decide to hold a party to shift some stuff - the Powells are first to arrive, not only are they after the free booze and food, but have been told it's a wife swopping party. Mrs Powell has a very weak bladder, which becomes a bit of a running joke.


Funland

Funland

(Tue 11 Oct 2005)

Kiki will be appearing as Lil Valentine in FUNLAND (a new comedy series about the seedy side of Blackpool) on Monday 24th October at 10pm on BBC3. Lil is a lap dancer at Sin, the gentleman's establishment in the series. The episode was filmed in Blackpool in May and June. The director is Dearbhla Walsh and the producer is Sanne Wohlenberg.


Babooshka

Babooshka

(Sun 1 May 2005)

Kiki has set up her own theatre company, Liberated Theatre to produce Babooshka, a show she is writing with Julie Balloo (who writes for Jenny Éclair the only female comedian to win a Perrier award!).

Babooshka will be performing at The Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh from 4th-29th August at 2.15pm (except 17th).

Liberated Theatre has put together a great team; Julie Balloo, up and coming hot new director Caitronia McLaughlin and the much sought after Rebecca Maltby who will be stage managing the play.

BABOOSHKA by Kiki Kendrick & Julie Balloo



Is media manipulation eating away at women's self-esteem? Five women peel away the layers to reveal more than you might expect. Relationships build and bust before fusing together. An inspiration for women, an eye-opener for men! Dimply buttocks, belly laughs, wobbly bits, some nudity and free Jaffa Cakes. Directed by Caitriona McLaughlin.


  • The Hut, Pleasance, 2.15pm (duration 70mins)

  • 4th - 29th August (except 17th)

  • Previews 4th-6th Aug - £5

  • Fri/Sat/Sun - £9, £7.50 conc

  • Weekdays - £8, £6.50 conc

  • Box Office: 0131 556 6550


Fat Friends

Fat Friends

(Sat 16 Oct 2004)

Kiki filmed Fat Friends in August 2004 and appeared as Shelly in
episode 5 of Fat Friends (series 4) - which was screened on ITV on Thursday 17 March at 9pm.
Shelly's a very affected agent who has designed some skimpy swim suits, that
are being modelled by the fat friends. Shelly's furious because some of the
Fat Friends have lost weight when she'd asked specifically for those over
size 16 - such a nasty character!
It's directed by John Anderson and stars Alison Steadman, Lisa Riley and
Barrie Rutter.


Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps

(Fri 15 Oct 2004)

'Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps' was filmed in front of a live
studio audience in November 2004. Kiki played the part of a 'naughty nurse
stripper' called Sandra. It was directed by Gareth Carrivick for the BBC and
was screened on BBC3 on Sunday 6 February at 10pm and on Tuesday 8 February at 9pm and will be repeated on BBC2 in March.


WIMPS TO WARRIORS

(Mon 4 Oct 2004)

Kiki has just finished recording the narration on 5 episodes of Wimps to Warriors - the new reality TV show presented by Craig Campbell, which is due to be screened in Autumn 2005. She is also the voice on the new Persil and Index Catalogue ads.


LUMP IN THE ROAD

(Sat 10 Jul 2004)

This July Kiki was filming Lump in the Road in Brighton - written and directed by Heather Dixon - who has worked with Laura Bickford, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Reese Weatherspoon, Jude Law, Gabriel Byrne and Bob Hoskins.
It was designed by Phil Roberson, a BAFTA and RTS nominated production designer. The DP Mattias Nyberg, won the Kodak Nahemi Cinematography Award 2000 and Fuji-Film Scholarship Cinematography Award 1999.


Fly Me to the Moon a new play by John Godber

Fly Me to the Moon a new play by John Godber

(Mon 2 Feb 2004)

Kiki played Kelly, the less than perfect airhostess and Fern, man eating
mature student in John Godber's 'Fly Me to the Moon' at The Stephen Joseph
Theatre, Scarborough in March, then at The Hull Truck Theatre, Hull in
April. 'Fly Me to the Moon' marks John Godber's 20 years with Hull Truck.
[reviews]


Do I Love You? a feature film by Lisa Gornick

(Sun 1 Feb 2004)

Kiki plays Rita, Marina's bully ex-girlfriend. This film was previewed at the NFT on February 14th and February 23rd and will be out on general release in April.

'Do I Love You' won The Audience Award at Cineffablé in Paris and Best New
Director
award in Seattle in 2003.


Insane Jane and Too Close for Comfort at Soho Theatre

Insane Jane and Too Close for Comfort at Soho Theatre

(Wed 10 Dec 2003)

Kiki appeared as Jane in Insane Jane and Tracey in Too Close for Comfort
at the Soho Theatre on 14 November and 9 December - both shows sold out on both dates!
"Too Close for Comfort is Laugh out loud funny" - Liz Webb 14 Nov 2003 (head of development at BBC radio drama)

Insane Jane

A psychodrama with a dark comic edge.
The audience are trapped in a cell with Jane as she talks to her doctors -
she's up for her 6 monthly review, you the jury decide. Are you mad enough?
Too Close for Comfort

Two strangers on a blind date, where events turn even stranger. PAUL: '66 model. 3 Idy owners. Lw/milage, needs a gd serv! TRACEY: Attractv 30ish.WLTM kind, Clooney clone. Enjoys all but fish paste.



LONDON FOR FREE Liberated Theatre

(Tue 4 Nov 2003)

If you go down to Soho today, you're in for a big surprise... The
Edinburgh hit commandeers the bar, balcony, lift and loos of Soho Theatre,
blurring the boundaries between performance and performer and the line
between the real and the fake. That argument at the next table could be
genuine, or the balcony scene could take an unexpected turn if you intervene,
and what about that guy in the lift? One thing's for certain, nothing's certain.

Today until Nov 15, Soho Theatre And Writers Centre, 21 Dean Street W1,
Mon to Sat 6.30pm to 7.30pm, 8.30pm to 9.30pm and 10pm to 11pm.
Tel: 020 7478 0100. http://www.sohotheatre.com
Tube: Tottenham Court Road

(Metro Life, 03/11/03)


Liberated

Liberated

(Mon 3 Nov 2003)

Soho is such a stomping ground for show-offs that, these days, it takes distractions of Blainean proportions
to make anyone bat an eyelid. So it's a mark of Host Universal's originality, if nothing else, that when two
actors perform 'Romeo & Julien' from the balcony overlooking Dean Street, some admittedly stroll underneath
as if nothing untoward is happening, but others stop and listen, transfixed by the impromptu drama being played
out above their heads. With an auditorium this cold and comfortless, that's no mean feat.
This is liberated theatre. Like a beast set free from its cage, theatre is running riot at Soho, invading the bar,
hijacking the lift and hanging out in the ladies' loo. The one place you won't find Host Universal is in the
theatre itself. The sketches, by the nature of the event, tend to be slight, lighthearted numbers, but the comedy
works a treat on a crowd who have neither paid, nor expect to be entertained. Admittedly, it's hard to deduce
whether people are sticking around because of the novelty factor, or because they're genuinely caught up in the stories.
But that's partly the point. Liberated is a free event, its items recycling themselves throughout the evening, so the
element of chance and spontaneity is an essential part of the appeal. Go into the ladies loo and you'll be wondering
if the women chatting in there are actors or a couple of obnoxious journalists slating a show they've just seen. They,
of course, are happy to keep you guessing. Faced with the challenge of enticing new audiences to the theatre. Host
Universal has come up with a promising solution. Take it to them. And take them by surprise.
(Madeleine North, Time Out, November 5-12 2003)


Liberated Theatre

Liberated Theatre

(Fri 31 Oct 2003)

Turn up your sound and have a play at http://www.liberatedtheatre.co.uk then liberate a mate with an invite to the Soho Theatre Bar, Lifts, Loos and Balconies for or an evening of free performances or a Lift Crew Play. http://www.sohotheatre.com/plays/59.htm (box office tel: 020 7478 0100) - or see Time Out no 1732.
Pass it on and we'll have London Liberated by Monday!


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