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Daniel Kitson 2024

Started by Tiggles, January 17, 2024, 11:54:04 AM

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Tiggles

If you're (1) in Sydney or Melbourne (2) signed up to DK's mailing list, if you haven't got an email, check your junk folder.

merri

Quote from: Tiggles on April 23, 2024, 06:50:07 AMIf you're (1) in Sydney or Melbourne (2) signed up to DK's mailing list, if you haven't got an email, check your junk folder.

Got my Rising ticket when he first emailed about it. Looking forward to it!

Tiggles

Looks like there's another screening of Tree, plus Q&A at the Prince Charles on 12 May.

https://princecharlescinema.com/PrinceCharlesCinema.dll/WhatsOn?f=30959363


Tiggles

I honestly saw that and thought "how on earth is he going to get from Melbourne on Saturday to Bolton on Sunday" for a good five minutes.

AVH

Quote from: Tiggles on April 29, 2024, 11:53:50 AMI honestly saw that and thought "how on earth is he going to get from Melbourne on Saturday to Bolton on Sunday" for a good five minutes.

I should have probably added a necessary bit of detail there!

yeahrightasif

Kitson is appearing at Carriageworks Sydney for a week in June doing 'Collaborator'. I've got tickets - is there anything I should know in advance [audience participation?], without giving away any spoilers?

cakeinmilk

Quote from: yeahrightasif on April 30, 2024, 02:21:16 PMKitson is appearing at Carriageworks Sydney for a week in June doing 'Collaborator'. I've got tickets - is there anything I should know in advance [audience participation?], without giving away any spoilers?

If you really want a chance at a lot of participation, sit in the middle of a front row. Otherwise it's fairly minor or entirely optional.

Tiggles

Quote from: yeahrightasif on April 30, 2024, 02:21:16 PMKitson is appearing at Carriageworks Sydney for a week in June doing 'Collaborator'. I've got tickets - is there anything I should know in advance [audience participation?], without giving away any spoilers?


You'll be absolutely fine and you can opt out if you want - he makes that abundantly clear at the start.

But I wouldn't opt out unless it gives you an unbearable level of anxiety, it's a very much lot of fun. He's not mean and you won't look daft or anything like that.

I love it, it's very funny, teasingly meta and just hugely enjoyable.

itf

Quote from: Tiggles on April 30, 2024, 02:56:44 PMYou'll be absolutely fine and you can opt out if you want - he makes that abundantly clear at the start.

But I wouldn't opt out unless it gives you an unbearable level of anxiety, it's a very much lot of fun. He's not mean and you won't look daft or anything like that.

I love it, it's very funny, teasingly meta and just hugely enjoyable.

I'm not the original asker but does waiting for your line and following the script detract / distract you from the show?

cakeinmilk

Quote from: itf on April 30, 2024, 07:37:53 PMI'm not the original asker but does waiting for your line and following the script detract / distract you from the show?

Yeah, it can do. The start of your bit is marked with an index tab, so you can sort of know when you're approaching your bit, but you'd be following the script. Until your bit is over and you're home free.

Some people I've been with just take a Non-Speaking Role script and don't bother opening it, but there are some fun diversions you might miss when it goes off script.

Tiggles

Quote from: itf on April 30, 2024, 07:37:53 PMI'm not the original asker but does waiting for your line and following the script detract / distract you from the show?

Not detract but it made it a different experience for me the first time I did it, as I was nervous. Subsequent times (and there will be others!) I have enjoyed the writing/ structure more as I have been less worried about missing my cue and been able to pay more attention to what was actually being said. As cakeinmilk said, the diversions from the script also add to the experience.

And I'd say the "work in progress" bit is entirely a description of Kitson as a collaborator...


sprocket

I've a ticket I can't use for Collaborator in Belfast this Saturday if anybody wants it.

sprocket

Quote from: sprocket on May 02, 2024, 06:20:53 PMI've a ticket I can't use for Collaborator in Belfast this Saturday if anybody wants it.

Quote04 May 2024 - 14:00 @ The Black Box - (opening time 13:30) Collaborator – A work in progress by Daniel Kitson.

Sadly Daniel Kitson has been in touch to say he has felt ill all week and will not be well enough to perform this weekend at the Festival.

He has promised to perform his Collaborator show for us on Saturday August 24 and Sunday August 25 in the Black Box at 1.00pm instead.

I have become more powerful than I ever imagined.

Tiggles

Looks like Kitson and Gavin Osborne are doing a couple of practice sessions of The Ballad of Roger and Grace at The Bill Murray this Saturday and Sunday, ahead of Union Chapel the following weekend.

Tomsidg

Quote from: SteveDave on March 25, 2024, 12:06:06 AMThe Q and A was "hosted" by John Kearns. All three of them seemed very giddy.

I loved "Tree" too.

The second Q&A was also very giddy. Hosted by Isy Suttie.

Paul Williams and Rose Matafeo were sat with Isy during the screening.

Really enjoyed Tim explaining the writing process.

I didn't see any cameras filming the Q&A.


Tiggles

Collaborator for my fourth time at Shakespeare North in Prescot and it's different again and still stupid clever good fun. Got a line I've coveted ever since the first time.

Keith was ace. Lots of gentle mayhem. So fucking funny.

Shakespeare North is a gorgeous venue, too.

itf

Quote from: Tiggles on May 17, 2024, 08:57:23 PMCollaborator for my fourth time at Shakespeare North in Prescot and it's different again and still stupid clever good fun. Got a line I've coveted ever since the first time.

Keith was ace. Lots of gentle mayhem. So fucking funny.

Shakespeare North is a gorgeous venue, too.

The only four words guy was right next to me and had no idea why everyone was laughing.

Tiggles

Quote from: itf on May 17, 2024, 09:00:10 PMThe only four words guy was right next to me and had no idea why everyone was laughing.

The penny must have dropped afterwards though, right? That was my line the first time I did it and I started giggling just beforehand when I realised what was happening.

Those are some of my favourite stupid lines in the show.

itf

Quote from: Tiggles on May 17, 2024, 09:37:09 PMThe penny must have dropped afterwards though, right? That was my line the first time I did it and I started giggling just beforehand when I realised what was happening.

Those are some of my favourite stupid lines in the show.

I don't think so - he was clearly looking back re-reading the line and not getting what had happened.

Flippinwilly

Searched Wrexham after receiving latest email, and surprised to see tickets are already on sale. I may have missed something, but if not, for others, here's a link

https://williamastonwrexham.com/event/wcf-daniel-kitson-and-gavin-osborn

merri

Just saw Collaborator last night and really enjoyed it. I only got a single line of dialogue, and that was to shout 'wankers'.

Msp1976

London Collaborator shows getting announced next week. He's comparing charity show at Union Chapel with an impressive line up in a couple of weeks https://unionchapel.org.uk/venue/whats-on/hopefully-a-few-laughs

imitationleather

I'm going to the Union Chapel gig. Incredibly stacked line-up for me, Clive.

Msp1976

London Collaborator gigs: https://www.thealbany.org.uk/shows/collaborator/

Not been to the Albany before, looks impressive

Tiggles

Three weeks and he's got them to build a theatre in the round for him! That's a big old deal. Very tempted to twist some arms for the time I'm down there in July...

lauraxsynthesis

The Albany is on my doorstep so going along. They should do more of this sort of stuff

iamcoop

My brother in law mistakenly got tickets for this run in Deptford, not realising he's already seen the show. He's offered us the tickets but it's the same day we land back in London after two weeks in France and I suspect I'll be knackered and probably would rather chill.

Am I making a huge mistake? I've seen ol' Danny boy countless times and whilst I'll always have time to see his story based stuff, his pure stand up is what really hits the spot these days.

We've been offered potential childcare to be able to go, is it good enough for me to not be tired and annoyed if I'm not laughing constantly? (BTW I know Kitson is always good but these days I need to know something is fucking amazing to take the punt, as a perennially tired parent).

TL:DR is this good? Thanks

EDIT: also I know he reads this as he's emailed me before off the back of a grumble about one of his shows so sorry Daniel, I know you're great pal but that was ten years ago before I had kids. Cheers

Tiggles

Imo it's really dead good fun. It's not stand-up, but it definitely isn't a story show. It is packed - absolutely rammed - with laughs, meta, clever and funny. 

It also bears repeat experiences (I've been to a few) so you could suggest to your brother-in-law that he goes again anyway, and you get tickets for another date when you can really get stuck in.

imitationleather


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