I don't have a lot of time because I need to pack and sleep, but I have to update you on our first reviews!

We've gotten two so far, and they are BOTH 5 STARS!

You can read them at http://www.remotegoat.co.uk/review_view.php?uid=8939 and http://www.uktw.co.uk/news/All-An-Act/1371.html.

Hope you enjoy. We definitely are. And we will be driving through the night to make our plane in Edinburgh on Thursday morning.

Safe travels,
Kathleen
 
 
Greetings!

Fantastic show tonight at the Bike Shed, we nearly sold out and had a ton more great feedback! Thanks to the launch party last night, the Devoted and Disgruntled session this weekend, and tremendous support from the guys at Worklight Theatre, we were able to get upwards of 40 people in the house tonight (that's a sold out house in Edinburgh!). And we got to chat with some of them afterward, which was really nice....touching, rather. The support we have received is touching.

And we had a great volunteer from Worklight running front of house, and another great volunteer from Worklight running our lights and sound. Hooray for Worklight!

The guys are currently doing a reading of one of Sean's plays here in the living room, while Adam cooks us dinner and I update the interwebs on our doings. Like the Phonic FM interview today, where we got to hear some great music and chat with DJ Peachy, who has been with the station since its inception and filled us in on how they run the joint, which is really cool. They are non-profit, operate on money they earn off charity concerts, and basically get to do whatever they want because of it. Pretty cool stuff.

And I better not forget, we had at least 2 reviewers in the house tonight , so keep your eyes peeled and we will post those as soon as we get word.

Gotta go eat now and help with dishes. Just want you to know, though - this trip has been amazing. So thank you thank you thank you. I cannot express my disbelief and gratitude about this opportunity.

Love from England,
Kathleen
 
 
We open our mini-run here in Exeter tonight, and we are pleased as punch. I don't think I've ever been this excited to do the show, the space is incredible (I keep telling people Brooklyn needs the Bike Shed and will never have enough theatre interest to get it, damn musicians) and last night we made the rounds at the Bike Shed Season Launch Party and were immediately plunged into the deep end of the artistic community in Devon. Theatre companies, arts council funders, promoters, media reps, and patrons came out to show their support. We sold something like 15-20 tickets just last night thanks to the efforts of everyone there. We also secured two more reviewers for the show, which leaves us at 5 total now, more than we got in Edinburgh in 13 shows, and we spoke to the BBC while at the party via phone to get the word out even farther. We'll also be on http://www.phonic.fm/ today at 11:30 am New York time (4:30 Exeter time) for another radio interview, this time with a local station that really promotes the arts. AND we'll probably have a bit more freedom to just hang out with them, since we'll be in studio for this one. 

It's really cool to see this community so alive with theatre and theatre makers. I don't know that a more welcoming and supportive community exists on this scale in the US...I highly doubt it, in fact. But it does exist here, and thanks to all the help we received from our fans back home (that's you), we are now an extension of that community and can bring it home with us, and hopefully make our international presence an extra boost for them as well.

See you on closing night,
-The Clowns
 
 
Hey everyone! We'll be on the BBC tomorrow doing a quick little interview about All an Act. Check it out from anywhere (I think it should be available anywhere, but sometimes internet in foreign countries is different) by going to http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiodevon/ and clicking on Listen Live to the "Shep and Jo Show" which runs 3pm-7pm our time, 10am-2pm Eastern. We should be on towards the end of the show, they've told us they're calling at 6:45 but it may be a hair earlier since they end at 7. Check us out!

-Clown Central
 
 
Just a quick update from the couch - we are in Exeter, we have seen the theatre, and we are super excited to do the show! We are lucky enough to be crashing on the floor of our How to Start a Riot friends, have gotten confirmation of our radio interview on Monday, have put out some posters and flyers, and are going to a conference of sorts called the Devoted and Disgruntled Roadshow. It should be a good time.

Will update more as things go on, probably on Monday after the interview and kick-off party at the theatre.

xoxo,
Clowns