Dame June Bloom, semi-retired Shakespearean actor and scholar, travels the world sharing her experience and knowledge of Shakespeare performance with audiences far and wide. She’s just arrived in town after an exhausting world tour, and is feeling the effects of time on her aged body and mind. Dame June uses wit and a finely tuned sense of the ridiculous (and a ukulele) to reminisce about her experience of life as an touring actor, a daughter and a mother; she sings, dances and draws fresh insights into the ageing process by means of a selection of highly apposite (and only slightly mangled) Shakespeare sonnets.
Join Dame June in her makeshift dressing room, as she prepares for what may well be her final performance…
Twitter: @thundersmouth and @DameJuneBloom
Also check out Flloyd Kennedy's Clown Actor Workshop on Wednesday 5th April.
New York – ***** “Ukulele at the ready, June Bloom calls forth beautifully delivered Shakespearean sonnets as she transports her suitcase and her niggling mummy issues across the stages of life. Rap on, Dame June!”
Thunder’s Mouth Theatre was established in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, in 2010 to produce entertaining, inclusive and intellectually stimulating live performance. Presently based in Edinburgh, Scotland, we work with classic and contemporary texts, minimal sets and costumes, and a heightened physical style, enabling us to present theatre in conventional and non-conventional performance spaces.
Flloyd Kennedy (writer/performer) is Australian born and bred of Welsh/Russian descent. She travelled to the UK in the 1960s where she took part in the folk revival, performed street theatre, cabaret, intimate revue and fringe theatre, and was Artistic Director of Golden Age Theatre (Scotland). Back in Australia from 1997 to 2015, her directing credits include Madama Butterfly, A Life in the Theatre, All’s Well That Ends Well, Faith Hope and Charity, Brave New World Order, and her recent performance included the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, Hannah in Mary Stuart, Juliet in A Tender Thing, the title role in the award winning short film Lola the Magnificent. Her writing has been performed by Brisbane Repertory Theatre, The Wicked Ladies (Glasgow), The Girls (Toowoomba) and Thunder’s Mouth Theatre (of which she is artistic director).
She has taught at E15 Acting School, MGA Acting Academy, Qld University of Technology (Creative Industries) and FilmTV Studio International (Brisbane), and guest lectured at Uni of Otago (Dunedin), Rutgers (Camden, NJ), ASU (AZ), Lasalle (Singapore) and RSAMD (Glasgow). Flloyd also provides voice and acting coaching and workshops for students, professional actors, community groups and corporate clients through her private practice, Being in Voice. Her voice warmup app “Being in Voice” is available in the iTunes App Store http://goo.gl/fzMkv
Flloyd is a proud member of Equity, MEAA, VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association – Editor, Workshop & Events Page, Chair: International Committee), CSPTQ (Communication, Speech & Performance Teachers). She is an Associate Artist with ISAAC (International School for Acting and Creativity) and a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechworks.
Ira Seidenstein M.A., PhD (director) has worked in over 130 live stage shows including for Cirque du Soleil, Slava's Snow Show, Bell Shakespeare Company, Opera Australia. He has extensive experience in clown and clown theatre having studied extensively with Danny Chapman founder of the Ringling Clown College, at the Dell'arte School in California with founder Carlo Mazzone-Clementi, and privately with master teachers of acrobatics, ballet and Australian Knockabout (Clete Ball). Ira is Director of I.S.A.A.C. (International School of Acting and Creativity) and mentors a range of companies such as Ponydance (Ireland), Improfessionals (Paris), The Crackup Sisters (Australia).
Tuesday 4th April
to Saturday 8th April
Running Time: 65 minutes
Ticket purchases are non refundable. Concession prices apply to students; under 18s; pensioners; those on disability and unemployment benefits; Equity, BECTU & SDUK members; Portico Places cardholders. As a young venue we are still upgrading and developing the space, any additional donations are much appreciated and will be used towards improving the theatre even further and keeping the venue going in the long-term.