by andy on September 14, 2015
We are delighted to announce that we have two opportunities coming up to see a live workshop showcase of our comedy rock musical Rasputin Rocks! by Andrew Hobbs and Alistair Smith on Friday 2nd October. In the afternoon we will be performing an industry showcase at the Tristan Bates Theatre with a full live rock band. This event is by invitation only so please contact us if you would be interested in attending. In the evening we will then be doing a public show with an acoustic band at the Battersea Barge. Doors for this event open at 7.30pm with tickets available on the door for £5 on a first come first served basis. We’re very excited for everyone to see our amazing cast and band present this material and can’t wait to see you there!
by andy on August 17, 2015
We are very excited to announce that seven years after its last production at the Henley Festival, we are returning with a brand new version of our comedy rock musical Rasputin Rocks! with book and lyrics by Andrew Hobbs and music by Alistair Smith. This comedy musical was written to appeal to fans of hard rock and heavy metal music as well as those who enjoy modern alternative musical theatre. Set in Russia in the near future, it features an insane Russian Emperor who, having been diagnosed with a terminal illness, decides to take the whole world with him in a global nuclear dawn. He has also discovered that the legendary Rasputin has never in fact died, but after his would be assassins failed to kill him, they instead chose to freeze him in a vast underground icy prison, which the Emperor has now located and released him from to aid him in his evil plan. Only hero of the free world Tony Blair and a group of revolutionaries obsessed with the cheesier aspects of Western culture stand between them and armageddon. All this happens to a soundtrack of classic rock, with a little doo-wop, country, funk, Russian death metal and of course some good old fashioned musical theatre all thrown in for good measure. We’ll be presenting a workshop showcase to the theatre industry this autumn and then getting plans together for a full production in 2016 so watch this space for more news!
by andy on January 6, 2015
A very happy new year from all of us at Facsimile Productions! We’ve got several exciting projects planned for 2015, including the long awaited return of Rasputin Rocks, and we’ll be starting the year with a bang with an amazing line up on our Kilburn to Kensal Radio show this Thursday 8th January including live music from Phoebe White and poetry from Mike Friedman. Tune in to the radio show online at www.ktokradio.com from 8pm on Thursday and we’ll have more news on some of our theatre projects for 2015 very soon.
by andy on December 1, 2014
We’re delighted to announce that following the success of last year’s Guerilla Christmas radio play Twelfth Night, we’re going to be doing it again this year, but instead of Shakespeare this year we’re going for Guerilla Dickens. Andrew Hobbs will be writing a special abridged adaptation of A Christmas Carol and YOU can be in it. You just need to turn up to South Kilburn Studios at 7pm on Thursday 11th December and you’ll be given a part to read. No experience necessary and all are welcome, so please come and join in the fun with all of our regulars, and if you can’t make it then you can tune in online as usual from anywhere in the world at www.ktokradio.com between 8 and 10pm.
by andy on November 3, 2014
Please note that we have changed venues for this event in order to increase audience capacity. The show will now take place at The Falcon, 341 Kilburn Lane W9 3EG. Limited free tickets are still available via this link:
by andy on October 22, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that Djevara will be playing a special full electric show at The Falcon in Queens Park as part of their Viva/Punk Is Not A Sound world tour. The show will be broadcast on Kilburn to Kensal Radio as part of our show on Thursday 13th November, and YOU can be there as part of the audience. We have a strictly limited number of free tickets available on a first come first served basis available now from this link:
by andy on October 22, 2014
We will be making a very exciting announcement at 6pm on Wednesday 22nd October regarding next month’s show on Kilburn to Kensal Radio and how you can be a part of it. Stay tuned for more news!
by andy on November 15, 2013
As exclusively announced on our radio show last night (which is now available to listen to on the Radio Show page of this site) we will bringing Guerilla Shakespeare to the radio for our Christmas special on Kilburn to Kensal radio on Thursday 12th December. Anyone is invited to be a part of a totally unrehearsed (and heavily abridged) version of Twelfth Night which will be performed live on the show between 8 and 10pm. No need to pre-register or get in touch – all we need you to do is to turn up at South Kilburn Studios at 7pm on the day and you will be allocated a part.
by andy on July 15, 2013
We are delighted to announce the cast for our showcase production of ‘Power’ by William Stanton.
Appearing at the Canal Café Theatre on Monday 5th August at 7:30pm will be:
Ryan Spencer Wilson as Dredge
Richard Ward as Fink/Block
Molly Small as Elise/Rolt
Lucyelle Cliffe as Barge/Munge
Director – Andrew Hobbs
Technical Stage Manager – Mary Anne Coleman
Tickets are still available but selling fast so please head to the ‘Book Tickets’ page on this site to get yours
by andy on July 15, 2013
Our most recent show for Kilburn to Kensal Radio, The Rocking Of The Shrew, is now available to listen to online, featuring live music from Ben McLees (This Is Radio Silence), local childrens’ author Jessil Abner reading from the latest in her Kingsview Kids Adventures series, and distinguished classical actor Hugh Hemmings performing some of his favourite Shakespeare selections. Head over to the ‘Radio Show’ page on this site to listen to that episode and any others that you may have missed. We’ll be back live on Kilburn to Kensal Radio on Thursday 8th August.