I'm delighted to announce that performance licencing for my one act apocalyptic comedy drama Z is for Zombie is now available. The stage play, recent winner of "best comedy" at the 2014 Maidenhead Drama Festival, features an array of colourful characters in what the festival adjudicator referred to as "a comic book style play!"
Welcome to my definitive list of drama festivals (UK & Ireland). I'll try to keep this page updated regularly where possible. Please do contact me should you wish for me to add, edit or remove any listing information. Please note that this page was last updated in APRIL 2014.
We've had a fair number of ups and very few downs. We've had new cast members. Experienced cast members. We had just eight rehearsals before performing at a major drama festival. We nailed it! We've had the full cast together twice throughout that time. We've had floods, illness and switching of characters. We've won awards and received recognition in other areas. We've appeared in newspapers. We've left a legacy for Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre on the festival circuit which I hope will be followed with further productions. We've performed at the wonderful Norden Farm. We bantered with fellow groups.
Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre will be presenting two brand new stage plays between the 2nd and 5th of April, 2014. The Lodge in the Woods by debut playwright Gemma Parkyn & my very own award winning apocalyptic zomedy drama Z is for Zombie.
Last night, we attended the festival wrap where awards were presented to participants covering various categories (but not acting oddly). Despite receiving excellent feedback on the evening of our performance I felt the competition would, perhaps, be too much for us on this occasion, especially armed with a zombie spoof up against the works of Samuel Beckett and Alan Ayckbourn, the latter being a writer I absolutely love by the way. I was also aware that a couple of the other productions had won awards elsewhere. I would have been happy with a nomination or two in truth.
Since my previous blog update, I have completed and released the Z is for Zombie trailer, sourced all remaining props, completed a rehearsal with the cast, attended a venue tech run, designed posters and presented the show to a live audience (and critic) at the 2014 Maidenhead Drama Festival. Wanna know how it went?
Delighted to release the official Z is for Zombie video trailer. This play will be debuting at the 2014 Maidenhead Drama Festival on March 11th, 2014 and then running between April 2-5, 2014 as part of the Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre double one act play production "Ghosts and Zombies".
Much has happened since I last wrote about Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre's forthcoming production of Z is for Zombie, which is probably a good thing when you consider we have just one rehearsal remaining before we perform at the 2014 Maidenhead Drama Festival.