Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Clam Before The Storm

Miserable Malcolm has had a quiet couple of months but it’s all about to start again soon.  So for now he’s savouring:

He’ll be at the Stroud Fringe this coming weekend, as part of the Good On Paper event at the Centre for Science and Art, on Lansdown, on Saturday evening (29th August).  He’ll be giving short readings in the gallery between bands (Origamibiro, The Joy of Box, Rhain and Bodyclocks) as well as mingling with the crowd and trying to ensure no-one’s having a nice time.
Then, two weeks later, he‘ll be performing his one-hour show “Graveside Manner” at the StroudTheatre Festival (11-13 September).  This is at 4.30pm on Saturday 12th September and 9pm on Sunday 13th September.
In the meantime, Malcolm is building up to these events by practicing some motionless calisthenics while sighing deeply ...

Saturday, 8 August 2015

You Can’t Take It With You

Interactive section:
Obviously, in the above joke (as in the joke about The Ten Commandments) you can insert any virtue you like.  Here are some suggestions:
Patience
Cleanliness
Self-Sacrifice
&
A Belief in the After-Life.

Miserable Malcolm is on holiday at the moment (he’s not enjoying it) but will be back in morose action at the Stroud Fringe (28-31st August). He’ll be performing some short shows and bringing the festival mood down from 5pm at the Centre for Science and Art on Lansdown on Saturday 29th August as part of Good On Paper’s event. He’ll then be back with two performances of “Graveside Manner” at the Stroud Theatre Festival on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. More dates outside Stroud to follow.


(Note: Ecclesiastes ix.10: “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might: for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, wither thou goest.”)

Friday, 3 July 2015

Tread Softly



















Upcoming dates for Miserable Malcolm:                  
On Wednesday 8th July I’ll be performing at the Hip Yak Poetry Shack at the Frome Festival, with Jonny Fluffypunk, Liv Torc and Beryl the Feral.  It’s at the Archangel, 1 King Street, Frome, starts at 7.30pm and costs £8 to get in.
Then on Saturday 11th July I’ll be doling out my usual short “Dose of the Morose” at Mr Fluffypunk’s Pennygaff featuring Liz Bentley.  At SVA, John Street, Stroud. Starts at 8pm and tickets are £8.50 (adv) £10 on the door.
SVA Events programme here.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Romance, not dead, and Barnstaple Fringe
























 Barnstaple Fringe
And, if you’re in the area: Miserable Malcolm will be at the Barnstaple Fringe TheatreFest from Thursday through to Sunday this week. 
There’s more information here.
He will be performing a concentrated 45 minutes of intimate misery at The Room at the Top in the Queen’s Theatre.  Show times are: Thursday 25th  and Friday 26th June, 8.45pm; Saturday 27th June, 3.45 and 9pm; Sunday 2pm and tickets cost £5 (£3). 
News of upcoming dates in Frome and Stroud to follow ...