Monday, 4 July 2011

Personal (04/07/11)

Happy Independence Day (I thought I'd get that out of the way for my US readers).

I've been very remiss of late, and not keeping you up to date with the Fringe castings I've attended (mainly because I keep getting rejected) however the good news is last weekend I was offered the role of "Nigel" in Matthew Todd's Blowing Whistles, produced by Laced Banana productions.

Described as a frenetic, funny and provocative play on love, life, and the internet, BW will be shown as part of the Manchester Pride Fringe festival on 22 and 23 August. Tickets can be obtained here.

The picture above is most of the cover art, which maybe gives you some indication of the tone of the piece. It also acts as a daily reminder that I must work out more...

I have also been a very busy boy this weekend sending out my CV and headshot to 35 UK casting agents. Frankly I'm exhausted - but if even one gets back to me with a potential job (especially given a couple are working on films I've mentioned right here on the blog) it'll be worth it.


TomS said...

Ben, My sincere congratulations! Oh, if only I could I would make a special trip to see you in this. Hmm...are YOU one of the people in the poster art??? I'd say you are working out plenty (grin).

I found this web site and will do my bit to promote you here:

Runs Like A Gay said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks very much for your comments and e-mail and for plugging it. It means so much to me.

We had a proper rehearsal today and it was great - the director (Amy Derber) really understands the characters and is helping a lot.

The whole things really exciting and scary.