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Post by Immo on Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:22 am

Latest on Liverpool Echo Reverb Ballad of Lennon & McCartney...

Downbeat Stevie & I sent it to Alan Cox (son of Brian) about 2 years ago... and he snapped into action immediately. He read it... about 5 weeks ago. Rolling Eyes 

He then got back in touch with our director saying, “Fuck me, it’s good.  Do you want me to send it to (Chris) Eccleston?”. 

Our director said yes very quickly and a couple of days afterwards, sent us a copy of CE's reply to AC...

He (EC) said he was a bit doubtful about it when he saw it was Lennon again, but;

" ...Then I read it. It is very very good,exceptional even, I admire the writing hugely,hugely."

and then

"Beautiful play. If there was a move to get together and the read the play-for the writers etc,for the hell of it,I would do it. Whatever happens please pass on my huge admiration to the writers."

Shocked Shocked cheers cheers 

So...

Next Monday, me and D.S. are heading down to Jermyn Street theatre in London to watch C.E., A.C. and a couple of others read through the play in front of an audience containing representatives from Royal Court Theatre (Liverpool & London),Liverpool Playhouse,  Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of Scotland a couple of regional theatres, Bafta-nominated Sarah Brocklehurst Productions and a couple of big-hitter multi-theatre-controlling production companies….

Toots has already warned me off snapping away with the phone-cam like some gormless tourist/hayseed Evil or Very Mad and vetoed the idea that I could wear a George at Asda shirt for the occasion affraid Swearing 

I'm still a bit too Shocked bounce Shocked bounce Shocked bounce  for it to have sunk in yet.

I've had worse weeks. Very Happy

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Post by APOSTROPHE THIS YA CUNT! on Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:01 am

Chuffed to bits for you immo bleasdale, i hope you'll still light up our lives ocassionally sir. Very Happy

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Post by bewlay on Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:22 am

Congrats Immo. Hope it all goes well for you. Great recognition for your work.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:34 am

Fuck me, is that the best excuse you could come up with after being missing for months?Basketball

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Post by supermo on Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:00 am

Good luck with it. Make sure you get selfies with those shots or nobody will believe you Very Happy

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Post by Immo on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:49 am

Mo -I've already looked out summat unsuitably racy and low-cut in case there's any casting-couch action. Very Happy  

Muchas gracias to all for the kind wishes. Smile 

Jimmy... Up Yours Laughing

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Post by Immo on Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:58 am

Oh - and on the non-believing thing....

I heard a great story about Bill Murray recently.

A mate's niece was eating in a deli/diner in NY and got v excited after spotting BM at the far end of the restaurant.

He's  putting his coat on - getting ready to leave, she's gettin all 'Look! It's BM!' bounce .

BM spots this, and as he walks past their table he leans over, grabs a handful of their chips/fries, stuffs them in his mouth and sez "Nobody'll believe you..." Laughing

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Post by Gladstone on Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:13 am

Just spotted this: fantastic Immo, is it tomorrow? Mind>>>>>>>>



Have a great day of course. I'm jealous. Shocked Very Happy
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Post by Immo on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:27 pm

Cheers Gee  Smile 

Went pretty well yesterday.

About 14/15 of the invited guests showed up and were all quite kind/complementary.

The 'read-through' was unrehearsed so I was a bit disappointed that the snap and pace we imagined for the dialogue didn't really come across, but Chris E's Lennon and Alan C's Macca were spot-on.

Lee Ingleby read the 'third banana' role of Cooper and was absolutely brilliant - a bit different to how Stevo and I imagined him being played, but we'll definitely be thinking about his performance during the rewrites.

Went to The Three Crowns after and got chatting to Alan C who was v complimentary and had a lot of good advice. He made an allusion to Galton/Simpson & Clement/La Frenais when talking about the script so I'm definitely havin that!  Shocked Very Happy  Only spoke to CE for about that last 15 mins in the pub and we discussed.... fitba!  Laughing  He's a mad Man-Yoo-ite  Evil or Very Mad but he did name-check McIllvaney's Busby, Shankly & Stein as one of the best documentaries he's ever seen.  Champion

Felt a bit flat/down afterwards but it was prolly just post-event comedown and the thought of the 6-hour train journey from Kings Cross to Fawkirk. pale 

(Or mibbes just Fawkirk  pale  pale ) 

Oh yeah - and I saw John Major and his minder walking into the Jermyn St branch of Waterstones  Very Happy 

Couldn't get close enough to give the fucker the back of my hand tho.  Evil or Very Mad Fight Very Happy

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:31 am

Just as well, standing on the train for six hours after being knocked on yer arse would be a sore one Very Happy 

Good luck with the project mate

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Post by supermo on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:56 am

Edwina Currie says Major has a huge cock. Probably "test" can confirm ...

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Post by pepe on Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:12 am

So what's it about then? Is it something to do with kitchen sinks?
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Post by test on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:31 am

supermo wrote:Edwina Currie says Major has a huge cock. Probably "test" can confirm ...

I’ve had my sexuality questioned by better people than you, young man. My boyfriend for a start.

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Post by Immo on Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:28 pm

This just in...

The woman from Royal Court London wants to meet up with meself and downbeat Stevie.

'Ballad' isn't their kinda thing (not political/contemporary enough) but she liked what she heard at the read-through.

DS has suggested that we think about summat (from the various half-dones and fragments we currently have kickin about) that might float their boat before we accept.

Spent the best part of today's bus journey to the Alloa campus (and back) considering same.  scratch  Sherlock 

Nowt yet.  Neutral 

In other news...

DS has facilitated/written a (sought-after) role for (oor mate) Chris E.

He now owes us.  Twisted Evil 

He sent a 'ta very much' e-mither to DS toneet.

Last few bits of it talked about 'Ballad'

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"I think off-Broadway would eat that play up....let's see."  sunny

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Post by APOSTROPHE THIS YA CUNT! on Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:50 am

You could be the most nearly famous person i know.  Very Happy

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Post by Gladstone on Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:35 am

That's more encouraging news there immo: here's a tune for you in celebration>>>>

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Post by test on Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:27 am

APOSTROPHE THIS YA CUNT! wrote:You could be the most nearly famous person i know.  Very Happy

He's the most unreliable person I nearly know, sev.


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