TWO HDM Acts Through To Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final!

Alasdair Beckett-King and Harriet Braine have both made it through to the Grand Final of the Amused Moose Comedy Award.

Both acts have debut shows at this years' Fringe and have had an exceptional run, with their shows selling out everyday since they began. They have both made several live appearances at the BBC Tent and Harriet has been interviewed by Radio 6 Music, the Janice Forsyth Show as well as Jonathan Ross on The Arts Show BBC Radio2.

The Amused Moose Comedy Award Grand Final takes place Sunday 20th August, the Space, Symposium Hall at 1:10pm

Hannah Pauley Joins Dundee Rep

Hannah Pauley will be joining Dundee Rep's prestigious Graduate Actor Scheme beginning with August: Osage County (Tues 29 Aug – Sat 16 Sept). 

The new apprentices secured their places after a rigorous audition process and are the latest graduates to earn a unique opportunity to kick start their career where they will time learning their craft at the award-winning theatre. Dundee Rep’s Graduate Actor Scheme is a yearlong placement giving drama school graduates a fantastic opportunity to work in a fast-paced professional environment. 

Festivals Calling for Alasdair

Following his Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017 Win, Alasdair Beckett-King will be appearing at Glastonbury Festival on the 23rd and 24th June in the Comedy tent performing two, 30 minute sets, and then Latitude from the 14th to 16th July.

Alasdair's Fringe Debut 'Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries' debuts at the Pleasance THIS, 2nd August.

Alasdair Beckett-King

Chris Jarman Joins Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman in Fiddler on the Roof

Chris Jarman will play Lazar Wolf opposite  Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman in Fiddler on the Roof at Chichester in July.  Emma Kingston (In the Heights) will play Hodel and Liza Sadovy (Wicked) will play Yente. 

Daniel Evans will also direct Louis Maskell (Perchik), Laura Tebbutt (Fruma Sarah), Jos Slovick (Motel), Simbi Akande (Tzeitel) and Rose Shalloo (Chava).

Fiddler on the Roof runs at Chichester Festival Theatre from 18 July to 26 August, with previews from 10 July.

Fiddler on the Roof Cast

HDM Signs Graduates From Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

We are pleased to welcome on board Eleanor Griffiths and Hannah Pauley, both students of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Eleanor studied on the three year BA Musical Theatre course as an actor-musician, and graduated in 2016. She is about to star as Helen in a piece of musical and physical theatre, 'Hoax: Our Right To Hope' directed by Benji Reid, and which will tour around the North of England beginning in April.

Hannah is currently in her final months studying on the three year BA Musical Theatre course as an actor-musician, and will graduate Summer 2017. Coming up this May, Hannah will be starring in 'Women On the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown'; a musical based on the famous 1989 Pedro Almodóvar film. She will be playing the slightly mad, but funny and passionate Lucía.

 

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Alasdair Wins Leicester Mercury 2017!

We are very pleased and proud to announce, Alasdair Beckett-King has Won, Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2017!

The Final, which took place on Saturday 25th Feb at The Y Theatre in Leicester, saw Alasdair storm through his set and offered the audience and judges, a glimpse into what is yet to come from him when he Debuts at The Fringe this August.

"He ends with his own version of William Blake's Proverbs of Hell displaying a playful silliness at the same time adding to the feeling of him belonging to another time. He'll go far." 

Chortle (Leicester Comedian of the Year 2017 Review) 

'Leicester Mercury' Nomination for Alasdair Beckett-King

Alasdair Beckett-King has been nominated for the prestigious 'Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year' Award. The Final, which is held on the 25th Feb, has previously been won by Johnny Vegas, Jason Manford, Romesh Ranganathan, Josh Widdicombe and Rhod Gilbert to name but a few..

Alasdair was also listed as one of 'The Comedians to Watch in 2017' which was published on Chortle and can be reviewed here

King Bert Sign Gavin's New Sitcom

Lauretta and Sharon Gavin have signed a development deal for their new sitcom with Miranda Hart & David Walliams' production company, King Bert

'Blended' is loosely based on Lauretta and Sharon’s unconventional home life and follows the daily challenges the Sisters face in bringing up their kids living together - both as single parents - juggling their tempestuous relationships with their unpredictable ex-husbands, as well as their non commital German AuPair, all whilst trying to forge futures for themselves with potential new partners. 

Gavin & Gavin

Stuart's Fringe Debut is Met With Critical Acclaim!

Stuart Mitchell's Fringe Debut 'Dealt A Bad Hand' has been greeted with Critical Acclaim so far;

"One of Scotland's rising star's, Stuart Mitchell is a comedian worth catching before he becomes mega."  Sunday Mail - Pick of the Fringe


"There's a real warmth and honesty running alongside the clever wordplay and sharp one-liners. Stuart has a wonderfully relaxed stage presence that hints of great things to come." ★★★★ The Herald

"...and that is the joy of Stuart Mitchell. He is so calm on stage, so friendly and inviting that you will instantly warm to him. He deserves every star he receives!" ★★★★ Arts Award Voice 

"His set is well written, impeccably presented, peppered with laugh out loud moments as this likeable guy delivers in spades.
Look out for Stuart rising rapidly in the comedy world and gaining loads of fans and critical acclaim along the way."

★★★★ One4Review

"But take the risk and follow him straight into the deep end, and you’ll leave the show completely sold."
★★★★ The Skinny


"All of which explains why Stuart’s profile is rising sharply. Last year, he became a regular on BBC Radio Scotland’s Breaking The News, toured with Fred Macaulay, Stewart Francis and Hal Cruttenden, and performed in Australia and the US, winning the endorsement of comedy giant Will Ferrell."★★★★ PositivelyScottish
 

Martha Performs in World Cup '66 at Wembley!

Martha Howe-Douglas will be taking part in World Cup '66 Live at The SSE Arena Wembley.
Featuring footage from the historic match, live music, nostalgia, stories and special guests

Simultaneous broadcast on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Red Button
and cinemas across the UK

Presenters: Jeremy Vine, Louise Minchin
Performers to include Martin Freeman as the voice of Bobby Moore
Special guest appearances by Sir Bobby Charlton and Sir Geoff Hurst

Saturday 30th July - Kick off 3pm - Exactly 50 Years to the minute Later!