A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
Performed by Sam Devereaux
Directed by Georgie Devereaux
This special solo show storytelling version of the Christmas classic is presented in support of the Down’s Syndrome Association. The venue is the stunning Grade II listed Victorian Normansfield Theatre in Teddington. Our next performances in this amazing building will be on Saturday 16th December 2023.
The Down’s Syndrome Association is the only charity in the UK providing support for all aspects of Down’s syndrome. Our aim is to enable people who have Down’s syndrome to live full and rewarding lives. We believe in a society which values every member. Communities will be stronger when every member has the opportunity to thrive. We believe that people who have Down’s syndrome should be fully included in their communities. Our vision is to see people who have Down’s syndrome living healthy and meaningful lives in the community.
The beautiful and haunting poster image of the Ghost of Christmas Past was created by Flying Pickle’s resident fine artist Julia Kerrison.
OUT AT SEA* By Sławomir Mrożek
Directed by Karl Sedgwick – Produced by Iron Lion theatre company
Sławomir Mrożek’s darkly comedic one-act play examines how three castaways attempt to decide how one will be cannibalised to save the other two. The three castaways, known only as: Fat, Medium and Thin, try democracy, coercion and, as their situation becomes more desperate, outright tyranny.
Produced by Iron Lion theatre company (the predecessor to Flying Pickle), Sam and Jon worked with comedy actors Karl Sedgwick, Mat Ruttle, Rachel Esposti and Barry Rutley to create two productions of this wonderful satire on the London Fringe.
The acting of all the members of the group was very good. Devereaux commanded the stage with real presence and excellent comic timing, allowing many subtle nuances of performance into a very entertaining character. Sedgwick, was also excellently comedic whilst contrasting this nicely with moments of real pathos and meaning. Jon Palmer was particularly amusing in his comedy cameos. – Adam Moulder, Broadway Baby
GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES by Sam Devereaux
Performed by Sam Devereaux
Directed by Ewa Kolodziejska
Sam’s one man show about the damaging effects of fame was a critically acclaimed part of the Brighton and Camden Fringe Festivals. Written while Sam was at drama school and directed by Ewa Kolodziejska. Sam was nominated for Best Male Performer at the Latest 7 Awards.
Devereaux’s monologue is a masterpiece, both as a playwright and an actor. In a skilfully-written script, the singer’s solitary rambling never seems contrived, and his bittersweet backstory emerges as naturally as if we’d seen the other characters appear in the room. – Richard Stamp, Fringe Guru
THE MASTER BLUES BROTHERS
Performed by Sam Devereaux and Jim Devereaux
For 11 years Sam and his real life brother Jim (aka JD King) toured the UK as Jake and Elwood, The Blues Brothers. Their real life relationship gave the show a unique energy. Across hundreds of performances they played in every conceivable type of venue from the RAC on Piccadilly to Sussex County Cricket Ground to an 18th century bakery in Portchester.
Sam’s deft skills with the harmonica and Jim’s prodigious singing ability gave the show real musical depth. Frequently backed by soul band, The Devotions, The Master Blues Brothers was high octane fun and a theatrical experience of a lifetime for two real-life brothers of blues.
The Master Blues Brothers was formed in 2005 and has been consistently praised for its authenticity and high energy. With songs including such classics as Soul Man, Everybody Needs Somebody and Minnie the Moocher this revue is packed with manic energy and tongues firmly in cheeks. – WhatsOnStage Feature
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* Productions with this asterisk were produced by Iron Lion, a predecessor company to Flying Pickle.