Thursday, December 04, 2014

Uninformed Opinions 2015 Tour

JO CAULFIELD - "UNINFORMED OPINIONS" - 2015 TOUR
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

FEBRUARY
Saturday 7th - NEW MILTON - Forest Arts Centre - Box Office: 01425 612393

Sunday 8th - EXETER - Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre - Box Office: 01392 667080

Friday 13th - BIRMINGHAM - MAC - Box Office: 0121 4463232

Saturday 14th - CHORLEY - Little Theatre - Box Office: 01257 264362

Friday 27th - BORDON - Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre - Box Office: 01420 472664

Saturday 28th - OSWALDTWISTLE - Civic Arts Centre - Box Office: 01254 398319

MARCH
Sunday 1st - COVENTRY - Warwick Arts Centre - Box Office: 02476 524524

Friday 6th - TUNBRIDGE WELLS - Trinity Theatre - Box Office: 01892 678678

Saturday 7th - DEAL - Astor Theatre - Box Office: 01304 370220

Saturday 14th - HALIFAX - Square Chapel - Box Office: 01422 349422

Friday 20th - SUTTON COLDFIELD - Comedy Junction - Box Office: See www.jocaulfield.com for details

Saturday 21st - DORCHESTER - Dorchester Arts Centre - Box Office: 01305 266926

Sunday 22nd - MILTON KEYNES - The Stables Theatre - Box Office: 01908 280800

Friday 27th - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON - The Bear Pit Theatre - Box Office: 01789 403416

Saturday 28th - POOLE - The Lighthouse - Box Office: 0844 4068666

Sunday 29th - PEVENSEY - St Luke’s Centre - Box Office: 01323 767020

APRIL
Sunday 12th - COCKERMOUTH - Kirkgate Centre - Box Office: 01900 826448

Friday 17th - HEMEL HEMPSTEAD - The Old Town Hall - Box Office: 01442 228091

Saturday 18th - THORNBURY - Armstrong Hall - Box Office: See www.jocaulfield.com for details

Thursday 23rd - DURHAM - Gala Studio - Box Office: 03000 266600

Friday 24th - HELMSLEY - Helmsley Arts Centre - Box Office: 01439 771700

Saturday 25th - KETTERING - Kettering Arts Centre - Box Office: 01536 513858

Thursday 30th - SHREWSBURY - Theatre Severn Walker Studio - Box Office: 01743 281281

MAY 
Friday 1st - TIVERTON - Tiverton Community Arts Centre - Box Office: 01884 233741

Saturday 2nd - GREAT TORRINGTON - The Plough Arts Centre - Box Office: 01805 624624

Saturday 9th - DIDCOT - Cornerstone Arts Centre - Box Office: 01235 515144

Friday 15th - MASHAM - Masham Town Hall - Box Office: 01765 680200

JUNE
Friday 26th - LYMM - Lymm Hotel (Lymm Festival) - Box Office: See www.jocaulfield.com for details





Friday, November 28, 2014

THE SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 9th DECEMBER

THE SPEAKEASY
TUESDAY 9th DECEMBER
At The Scottish Storytelling Centre

TICKETS: £6.00
BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

The Speakeasy returns with another eclectic mix of spoken-word performance, music and comedy, hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.

Everybody loves Janey! Award-winning Comedian, bestselling author, actress, broadcaster, playwright ... our favourite loud shouty Glaswegian barrel of engery!

They take magic, comedy and mentalism, destroy it and rearrange it in a way that just hasn't been done yet...while Gavin just stands there looking stupid. 

Poet. Writer. Publisher. Co-founder of Bella Caledonia. One half of "Neu! Reekie!" (Have you read Bella Caledonia? No? Click here then.)

Our favourite new Scottish comedian. Wrote "Backpackers Anonymous" for BBC Radio Scotland. Has a beard.

Radio Producer. Writer. Huge disappointment to his family. The man who made the instantly forgotten "Speakeasy" Radio 4 series.

PLUS

"A Brief Hiatus" - starring Robert Williamson

...and a couple of other GUESTS who haven't decided on a stage-name yet. Yes - they're that professional.

HOSTED by JO CAULFIELD

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.

THE SPEAKEASY ALWAYS SELLS-OUT.
     
JO CAULFIELD'S "THINKING BAD THOUGHTS" CD IS AVAILABLE ON ITUNES...
THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR SOMEONE YOU HATE.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Speakeasy - October (more photos)

Some more pictures from The Speakeasy's October show at The Scottish Storytelling Centre.
Sarah Barron rehearses...
The Martians soundcheck...
 Audience get's thrown out of nearby pub...
 ...and staggers along to The Storytelling Centre.
 Into the box-office...
 ...argue about who's paying for the drinks...
 ...and find a seat.
We're off.  I come on to MC the evening...
 ...and dazzle the sold-out crowd with my brilliance and modesty.
1st Guest: Author/journalist Julie McDowell tells another great story...
 Followed by Glaswegian comedian Stuart Mitchell making his Speakeasy debut...
 And the audience loved him!
 Iqbal Mohamed closes the first half with a bit of beat-boxing...
 And a bit of nice guitar work.
 Interval over - And I'm back on stage...
...with another story, then I introduce...
 Gymnast Leanne Keane...
 ...played by comedy actress Sarah Barron.
 Then actor/playwright Michael Daviot performs an extract...
 ...from his critically acclaimed show "Hyde & Seek".
 Closing the night are Speakeasy favourites...
 ...The Martians.
Easily one of my favourite musical sketch groups.
End of the night...and I remind the audience the next show is on...

TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER
Featuring: Broadcaster James Naughtie, author Eleanor Updale, poet Sam Small, cabaret duo The Creative Martys, writer/performer Bram E. Gieben, plus some others.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

Thursday, October 23, 2014

SPEAKEASY - TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER

THE SPEAKEASY
TUESDAY 18th NOVEMBER
At The Scottish Storytelling Centre

TICKETS: £6.00
BOX OFFICE: 0131-556-9579

The Speakeasy returns with another eclectic mix of spoken-word performance, music and comedy, hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield.

SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE

FEATURING...
Writer/performer BRAM E. GIEBEN
Broadcaster JAMES NAUGHTIE
(who is a poet, and not the same-named Sam Small who made 116 league and cup appearances for West Ham United. Yes, I'm equally disappointed.)

PLUS SOME OTHER GUESTS!!

Hosted by comedian JO CAUFLIELD

ALL lineups are subject to change.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
Box Office: 0131-556-9579

The Speakeasy is VERY popular so I'd advise you to get your tickets well-in-advance. I'd also advise you do something about your hair. Have you ever thought about getting highlights?


Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Speakeasy - October

A lot of people ask me what happens at The Speakeasy, so here goes...

The Speakeasy is our monthly spoken-word show at The Scottish Storytelling Centre

The October show went like this....

Walk down The Royal Mile till you come to John Knox House...


 ...the entrance to the Box Office looks like this. 


Grab a drink at the bar and head downstairs to the auditorium.


I came out at the top of the show and told the audience what stupid/embarrassing things had happened to me recently, surprised the audience by showing a short film of Edinburgh (by local film-maker Steven Grubb), then I brought on our 1st performer... 


...author/journalist Julie McDowell. Julie was as brilliant (and glamorous) as always! I definitely recommend Julie's book Casting The Net - all about the horrors of online dating. 


Next up... Glaswegian comedian Stuart Mitchell. If you get a chance to see Stuart, you should go...the audience loved him. We're going to try and get him back a.s.a.p.


Closing the 1st half... beat boxer Iqbal Mohamed. Yes, we like to mix things up at The Speakeasy. A couple of songs/stories from Iqbal...


...and we were ready for my favourite section - the Drinks Interval.


Kicking off the 2nd half... "RHYTHM" - Gymnast Leanne Keane talked about her career.


"RHYTHM" was performed by comedy actress Sarah Barron, and written by Sarah Barron and Ann-Marie Comber.


Next up... actor/playwright Michael Daviot performed an extract from his critically acclaimed show "HYDE & SEEK"...


...playing both himself and Robert Lewis Stevenson. Michael is performing the full show at Adam House, 18th-22nd November as part of The History Festival.


Closing the show was The Martians. Absolutely brilliant! If you want to see a musical comedy about sectarianism (and who doesn't?)...


...then "The Onion of Bigotry" is the show for you. I've seen The Martians several times now and they're always fantastic.


End of the show - one last story from me ... and we're all done. Comedy, beat-boxing, storytelling, gymnastics, dramatic readings! Two hours for only £6.00!!

The two next shows are:

Tuesday 18th November
(featuring: Broadcaster James Naughtie, author Eleanor Updale, poet Sam Small, cabaret duo The Creative Martyrs, writer/performer Bram E Gieben plus others)

Tuesday 9th December
(Our Early-Christmas Show - I think The Colour Ham are on? I'm can't remember, but it'll be great anyway)

All lineups are subject to change

Tickets are on sale now
Box Office: 0131-556-9579

Then we all went to a local bar where Michael Daviot proved to be even more entertainingly crazy offstage as he is onstage, The Martians lurked in a leather-clad group and I had to pay for my own drinks - no matter how much I waved my empty glass while chatting to audience members. Bastards.