For the witty, attractive, discerning and continent theatregoer:
KOBAL Theatre Company welcomes you.
“There’s plenty of potential for KOBAL to become
the next big thing”
Lianne Steinberg, The Big Issue in the North
20th May 2011
In what some naturists (and indeed
certain naturalists) are beginning to think is a migratory pattern,
Dave and Jeff are returning for their annual funny bone check-up
on Monday the 23rd May.
Back on the airwaves thanks to the beautiful, talented and beautifully
talented folks at Chorlton FM as part of this year’s Chorlton
Arts Festival, the titular characters will be appearing in “Dave
& Jeff Versus the Beer-Stealing Poltergeist Within the Morgue
of Doom” by Stephen Michael Lowe, this time voiced by Shaun
Lowthian and Nathan Morris with Annie Wallace returning from last
year’s radio piece as Ms. Pearce. Produced by Jane Harrison
and directed by Marcela Hervia, the show will be broadcast during
“Lunchtime Live” which starts at 1pm on Monday 23rd
May – to listen just tune in to Chorlton FM on 87.7fm or by
going to http://www.chorltonfm.com/
Granted, this isn’t Kobal’s full-on return but should
fill some time while you’re waiting.
Clean out your ears folks...
5th October 2010
It’s finally here! If you follow
the breadcrumbs to the Other Projects section (or, if you’re
lazy, by clicking here)
then you’ll find the full-length radio version of the gore-soaked
lunacy that is “Dave & Jeff Versus the Maniacal Cannibal
Orderlies on the Missing Floor” for your auditory pleasure.
Originally broadcast live on Monday 24th May 2010, it was one of
the afternoon plays performed by Chorlton Arts Radio as part of
Chorlton Arts Festival. As well as the recording there are a few
recollections about the experience from writer Stephen Michael Lowe,
as well as a list of the hard working individuals who toiled away
on the project. Enjoy.
Turn On, Tune in, Laugh Out Loud
17th May 2010
to your favourites list folks and be sure to listen in at 1pm on
Monday 24th May to hear the live broadcast of “Dave &
Jeff Versus the Maniacal Cannibal Orderlies on the Missing Floor”,
plus a post-show chat with writer Stephen Michael Lowe. If you can’t
get to a computer in the afternoon then you can always catch the
repeat at 10pm.
Keep an Ear Out
17th May 2010
For those of you wanting another
dose of morgue-based madness, a new “Dave & Jeff Versus...”
radio play, “...The Maniacal Cannibal Orderlies on the Missing
Floor” will be broadcast on Chorlton Arts Radio as part of
the Chorlton Arts Festival. The eagle-eyed (or should that be eagle-eared)
among you will know that Dark Smile Productions produced a show
of the same name as part of “Chief Surgeon Mal Practeeece’s
Theatre of Horror”; however this new version is a full-on,
half-hour extravaganza with some of the 24:7 festival cast reprising
their roles! More info to follow soon, but in the meantime keep
your ears pinned open and listening to www.chorltonartsradio.com.
In the meantime...
...for those of you wanting some Kobal related
fun while our monkeys are locked away, banging on their keyboards
preparing our next project. Our immensely talented creative manager
Catherine Manford is again moonlighting with Opus Theatre
Company in “Unaccommodated”, which is currently touring
around the Midlands and beyond – dates and details can be
By the way...
19th January 2010
While you’re waiting for news on our next production why not
check out some KOBAL-related projects from our friends. Drawn by
our own Marleen Lowe and written by Dave
West, “Whatever Happened to the World’s
Fastest Man” is a graphic novel currently receiving
rave reviews in the industry and will be available in reputable
comic stores on both sides of the Atlantic any time now, although
if you’d rather nab it online then visit www.accentukcomics.com.
When you’re there don’t forget to check out their “Western”
and “Robot” anthologies, which features
contributions from KOBAL's Stephen Michael Lowe,
Paul Bowles and more of Marleen’s fandabidosi
If however you’re more of an audiophile then get yourself
over to www.darksmile.co.uk
where radio-horror-comedy anthology “Chief Surgeon
Mal Practeeece’s Theatre of Horror” –
featuring the shiny-new story “Dave & Jeff Versus
the Maniacal Cannibal Orderlies on the Missing Floor”
– is still available for purchase. We’ll bring you news
on our plans soon but in the meantime enjoy!
Happy New Year!
1st January 2010
Hey there everybody and welcome to 2010!
We hope you had a great festive yuletide and are currently taking
advantage of the weather by building snowpeople, taking part in
massive snowball fights, sledging down the nearest hill and gerenally
Speaking of fun, we here at Kobal have a lot planned for the year
ahead – which is admittedly what we said at the beginning
of 2009, however last year wasn’t just filled with making
and breaking plans, oh no, it was full of house moves, script writing,
obtaining grants, having babies and discussing potential collaborations
with other independent companies.
For those of you looking forward to our intended productions then
may we apologise now; please don’t despair, these projects
are still in our sights for the future, although nothing is as of
yet set in stone. Also, huge thanks must go out to those of you
who helped with the development of these projects so far, your input
has been invaluable.
So, on to 2010, rest assured we have great plans afoot. What they
are we cannot say, where and when we cannot tell, but afoot they
are and we’ll confirm as soon as possible! Rest assured 2010
will be a busy year for Kobal and the popcorn theatre enthusiasts
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