Click the image below to check out the 3 star review from Exeunt Magazine of our performance at our last venue, ARTSDEPOT in North Finchley.
Received this image from my mother this morning...
My artwork to promote the Hong Kong Players' production of
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD THE PANTO is on the front cover of the Sunday Morning Post's REVIEW section, sharing the space with an image of the Korean pop star PSY.
And it's now over! 'Dim Sum Nights' produced by Yellow Earth Theatre Co., has now finished its month-long tour across England. I've had an amazing time, visiting different cities, performing to different audiences and working alongside some of the nicest and loving people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.
It's been an absolute pleasure!
At the start of this week we headed north to Oxford to perform at The Koi restaurant - a small space - probably the smallest venue we've performed in. But what an enthusiastic crowd! Lots of laughs and enjoyment by all. We were there for three nights, all completely sold out.
Our lodgings for Oxford were at St. Hugh's College. Very interesting to be surrounded by students... Oxford University students! I can say now that I actually went to Oxford University. :)
Anyhow, we are now at our last venue for the tour. We're at the ARTSDEPOT in North Finchley in London. It's a lovely space... and it's huge! It's probably the biggest venue we've performed in, with seats allowing for over 120 audience members. We had our first show there last night which went down really well, and tomorrow night will be our final performance! After that.... who knows? Time to find the next ride!
It's been 8 months of touring, and now it's finally over. The 2012 Challenge Skateboards Exhibition sponsored by Skullcandy has come to a close in Shanghai. Check out a couple images below from the last venue!
Challenge Skateboards will return in 2013!
The lovely ladies at Sweet Mandarin Restaurant have tweeted these images of an article they found in a Chinese newspaper on Dim Sum Nights! Pretty cool!
Got a few new doodles in the DOODLES section. Click on the image below to go to the gallery
So we've only got a week left of the tour! Can't believe it's almost over! I've had a fantastic time going around the country with such brilliant people.
Here's a little recap of the past week...
So last week we were in Newcastle. That was a lot of fun! We performed in the Northern Stage, located at the Newcastle University campus. Check out my previous blog about Newcastle for the review we got!
But we also got to do a bit of sightseeing as well. Went over to Tynemouth Village by the seaside and had amazing fish and chips and played mini golf, Jurassic Park style!
Also got completely freaked out by the women of that city. The mind boggles when you see these women wearing next to nothing in freezing temperatures. How do they do it? I will never know...
Anyhow, off to Birmingham we went and performed three shows at the Ming Moon Restaurant in Chinatown. We were allowed to help ourselves at their buffet.. and what a buffet! Great Chinese food, and an amazing selection of desserts! Click the image below for a 5-star review of our Birmingham show!
And after each show, we let ourselves go with some good ol' karaoke! Of course we had to, our dressing room was the karaoke room! How could we not?
After three nights in Birmingham, we headed back to London to perform at the Tara Arts Studio in Earlsfield. We had our first show there last night, and shall be performing there again tonight!
Before we went up onstage, a few of us were interviewed by a local community channel called LONDON 360, to talk about British East Asian Theatre. Shall post up the interview once its been aired!
Artistic Director of Yellow Earth, Kumiko Mendl being interviewed
So in a couple days we head off to Oxford to perform for three nights, and then we return to our final two shows in London over at the ARTSDEPOT. Make sure you come!! Cheers
My poster for HK Players' Panto, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD has been printed in the South China Morning Post! :)
Tonight I saw the short film I was in a couple months ago, JACOB'S WEB, playing the role of Jacob. The story depicts the events of a young man spiraling back into heroin addiction. Below you can check out some stills of me from the short film, and hopefully soon enough you can see the film for yourself!
Thanks to the guys at SAE!
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