Help Rasputin come back to Rock!

by andy on September 1, 2017

Our Kickstarter campaign for Rasputin Rocks! has just launched! Get a copy of the original cast album, a ticket to the show at the Stockwell Playhouse in November and December, and plenty more amazing exclusives right here:

Let’s Get Röcked!

by andy on August 16, 2016

Our brand new 80s rock club night Let’s Get Röcked! launches at the Montague Arms in New Cross on Friday 23rd September!

Relive the debauchery of the Sunset Strip’s heyday with a night of hair metal and cock rock from the decade that taste forgot.

Raise your devil horns and shred your air guitar to classic hard rock and heavy metal anthems spun by our DJs The Four Horsemen Of The Arockalypse:

Turk Thrust
Tommy Gee
Missy K8
Howlin’ Anton Bleak

£5 on the door or £4 in advance available from this link

Fancy dress encouraged with a bottle of Jack Daniels as a prize for the outfit our DJs judge to be the best on the night!

You’ve got the peaches and we’ve got the cream. Let’s get röcked!

Guerilla Shakespeare King Henry V Audience Registration

by andy on April 4, 2016

Online registration for free audience tickets for Guerilla Shakespeare: King Henry V at the Wallace Collection on Saturday 23rd April opens at 9am on Wednesday 6th April at this link:

Tickets are strictly limited and are available on a first come first served basis. There is a maximum limit of 2 per order.

Please note the show is now fully cast and we are no longer accepting submissions.

Cry God For Harry England And St George – The Return Of Guerilla Shakespeare!

by andy on February 12, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Guerilla Shakespeare is back for 2016! On Saturday 23rd April, we will be staging a completely unrehearsed performance of King Henry V at the Wallace Collection in London in honour of both St George’s Day and of course Shakespeare’s birthday. We are currently accepting cast submissions, so if you would like to be a part of this very special unique event please get in touch using the form the ‘Contact Us’ page of this website. Details of how to be in the audience will be made available very shortly.

Christmas Horror Film Night at The Exhibit

by andy on November 23, 2015

We are delighted to be hosting a special night of Christmas themed horror films in the cinema room at The Exhibit in Balham. Join us on Wednesday 9th December to watch Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night. Full details right here:

Rasputin Rocks Original Cast Album

by andy on November 23, 2015

We are delighted to report that we spent this weekend with the cast and band of Rasputin Rocks! recording an original cast album produced by Ays Kura. There’s still a lot of mixing and mastering to be done but we hope to have this available for you to buy within the next few months. Watch this space for news on both the album and a full production of the show in 2016!

Guerilla Panto live on Kilburn to Kensal Radio!

by andy on November 23, 2015

It’s that time of year again, so as part of our Christmas special on Kilburn to Kensal radio we are inviting members of the public to join our radio show regulars in our Guerilla Panto Mother Goose, which will star our resident legendary classical actor Hugh Hemmings in the title role! We’ll be reading a special new version of this classic tale written by Andrew Hobbs live on air completely unrehearsed, and if you want to be a part of it then all you need to do is turn up at South Kilburn Studios 2A Canterbury Road NW6 5SW at 7pm on Thursday 10th December and you’ll be given a part to read on the show when it starts at 8pm. No experience necessary all are welcome! We hope to see as many of you there as possible, but if you can’t make it to the show in person then as usual you can listen live online at for two hours of festive fun. Full details of the show and how you can be a part of it right here:

Rasputin Rocks Live Workshop Showcase Events On Friday 2nd October

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!

Rasputin is coming back to rock!

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!

Happy New Year!

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 from 8pm on Thursday and we’ll have more news on some of our theatre projects for 2015 very soon.