Offbeat News

The Killing of Poe

The latest Offbeat show – in Bromyard & Bredenbury (Herefordshire) in Feb. It’s been a long time in the pipeline (as has a blog post), but everything comes to fruition eventually. The strange play that I started in the summer of last year has emerged and is almost ready to Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Offbeat News

Spies and Cool Music

This week, among many other things, we have been going a little bit crazy about SPY SCHOOL our fab musical for 9-11 year olds. We’ve been getting songs on Soundcloud and ¬†artwork has been pouring in from Emma and our Bugsy hire business has gone into orbit. All of this Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Perilous Tales Revisited

Perilous Tales was a strange, twisted, funny and rather dark series of ‘cautionary’ tales that I created for the Youth Theatre years ago. We had a lot of fun with it, as we did with just about every show we produced. So, I thought … how about revisiting Perilous Tales, Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Dreams, Darkness and Death

We LOVE it all. But we’re not morbid – just curious and imaginative (I like to think). I’ve been updating various bits of info on Offbeat plays and it strikes me as at least one of these ‘Ds’ is a key element is just about everything we write or produce. Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Guess What’s Next ..

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground (to steal Lewis Carroll’s original title for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). Really can’t wait for this to get going, but Offbeat performances not until 2016. The adaptation is by Barbara (me) with music (yes – it’s a musical!) by Greg Swinford. Snippets and things coming up Read more…

By Teapot Alice, ago
Plays

Ghost Hunters .. The Final Week

The final week is upon us and I can honestly say, I'm a tiny bit worn out. What with the demands of life (extra ones at present, but that's by the way), and everything that a show demands if you really want to go the extra mile, it takes its toll. (more…)

By Barbara, ago
Films

Ghost Hunters Trailer is here!

So excited about this! A trailer for a stage play? Well, yes. We love making films and the trailer idea is great fun to create and gives a sneak preview of lots of things that actually aren’t in the play at all…. For instance, all the lines ARE from the Read more…

By Barbara, ago
Plays

Filming & Recording Creepy Things

This week we rehearsed (and it was GOOD) and we filmed the trailer. This is very exciting. Very very exciting. I hope the low level spooky lighting comes out well. I haven’t uploaded anything from the camera yet, so I have no idea what I’ll see. Well, that’s not true, Read more…

By Barbara, ago