And so ends The Tallest Horse On Earth tour. I’ll miss you Larry, Tony, Crackleboots, Silly and Tim.
10 months on from forming Silly Boys, we found ourselves in the Scottish highlands about to perform our last show of the year. We’ve now produced 50 performances of a variety of shows across 3 countries. From cafes to festivals, village halls to theatres. Thanks to everyone who has supported and helped. We love you all enormously. Special thanks to Jim, Alex & Mae.
And now on to the Moomins.
Oh, and I’m also really proud of my van!
Here’s a little taster for a future family show we’re currently working on here at Silly Boys HQ. Words by Callum, music by Seamas and illustration by Mae.
Yes, that cheeky Larry-Long-Legs is out of the stable and back on the road. After two lovely sell out shows at The Bristol Festival of Puppetry, we bid farewell to silly boy Alex Heane, who is venturing to pastures new. So, with a slight re-jig of cast we welcome Callum Mitchell (original writer) to the role of Thomas, and also Mae Voogd as our new technical manager.
We will be trucking up and down the length of the UK, and even up into Scotland. So catch us somewhere, we’d love to see you!
Click here for Shows dates!
Some great news! Seamas is to play Moomintroll in the forth coming puppet production of Moominland Midwinter. Co produced by The Egg and Horse & Bamboo, the show will premier in December 2013 at The Egg, Bath. See gigs page for dates.
Yes we did it. We did Glastonbury. Home safe and sound.
Silly Boys had a great weekend at Glastonbury Festival. We chatted to, entertained and generally confused the crowds in the Circus and Theatre area. Despite mild dehydration sickness after a long, hot Saturday, our french postmen managed to deliver all their mail, just in time to catch the Rolling Stones. Nice.
Yes! The Tallest Horse on Earth is now on tour. He just about fits in the car…
Silly Boys first ever home grown production, and first ever children’s puppet show.
It’s been a fantastic journey ~
From Seamas having the idea in the back of a van (somewhere on the M5 in-between Exeter and Bristol, when he saw a funny shaped tree!) to Seamas trying to convince everyone it was actually a good idea. From the first R+D sessions in Seamas’ grannies attic, to our final week at the lovely Miracle Theatre rehearsal space. From Callum Mitchell scripting everything we said on the spot, to Alice King turning up with a huge horses head…
What a laugh it’s been. Silly Boys are extremely grateful to everyone who helped in any way.
We were lucky enough to receive Feast funding towards the end of our creative process, for which we are also very grateful. It will definitely come in handy.
The show has had a great response so far, with audience members saying -
“ Absolutely brilliant! So funny and lovely music” ~
“Wonderfully simple. Perfectly pitched for young kids and adults too. Highly original!”
You can still catch it in Cornwall, Colchester and Bristol. Look here for Shows
The Silly Boys calendar is looking busy for summer – we’re off to Glastonbury with our walkabout acts, Callum Mitchell debuts his one man show and more puppets are in the pipeline. Yeehah!
The Tallest Horse on Earth will return in Autumn 2013.
NEW SILLY BOYS WEBSITE
The Silly Boys have a new website. With tour dates, information on shows and more goodies! Check it out…
The new promo by the brilliant Brett Harvey, for Dave Mynne’s one man production of Great Expectaions. On tour now. Music by Seamas Carey.
photo – steve tanner
Yes that’s right, Bash Street Theater’s new production The Last Illusion is out now, and it’s on tour to a venue near you.
A retired music hall couple look back and remember the good old days spent ‘treading the boards’ in the variety theatres of a by-gone age.
But when they receive an invitation to revive their act for a local cabaret evening, René and Renaldo agree to come out of retirement and prepare for one last farewell performance.
The show is touring indoor venues throughout the UK this spring (check gigs page). I’ve composed the music on accordion, hammer dulcimer and drums, with a bit of whistling. I’ll be playing live during the shows this spring tour.
Catch it while you can.