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Facilitators of Mirth

New Book from Lee Ridley

What’s the worst thing about being disabled? Is it the shameless staring? Is it that people assume you’re a bit thick because you can’t speak? Or is it the fact that your friends always take you to theme parks just so they can jump the queues?

In fact, it’s the stupid questions that really rile Lee Ridley, aka Lost Voice Guy. And over the years he’s been inundated with them, from people who have failed to engage their brains before opening their mouths. Which is where I’m Only In It for the Parking comes in - think of it as a disabled FAQ, with funny (sometimes painfully funny) stories from Lee’s less-ordinary life.

If you think you know what it’s like to be disabled, prepare to have your perceptions skewered by the much-loved Britain’s Got Talent winner, the brilliant stand-up who struggles to stand up, the Geordie without the accent. And before you ask … no, he really can’t speak at all. But he definitely has something to say.

Think of it as a disabled FAQ.

"I've been asked countless stupid questions about my disability over the years, from 'What’s it like to be disabled?' to 'Can you really not speak?' In this book, I will use the best of these questions as a jumping off point to tell funny stories about my less than ordinary life”
– Lee Ridley

 

Pre-order your copy of I'm Only In It For The Parking now. 

New Book from Lee Ridley

News story posted on 14-02-2019 12:00

Excalibow - The Audiobook

Bowjangles are the string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play.

In this new show marking their 10-year anniversary, Bowjangles stormed the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 with sold out houses and incredible five star reviews, and is now on a UK Tour. It tells the somewhat ludicrous story of their journey to find the most priceless relic of all- a mysterious violin bow known as Excalibow. You’ll love Bowjangles’ inimitable and unique style, full of laughs, boundless energy, and almost every musical genre you can imagine.

Winners - Mervyn Stutter's Sprit of the Fringe Awards 2018

"An excellent, entertaining hour of multitasking music and mythology.. wholesome and fun - a perfect show" – ★★★★★Voice Mag
Read the full review here

 

"vocal and instrumental work alone is astounding.. combined with seamless physical movement... precise comic timing and engaging character development. Excalibow is an hour of joyous Fringe fun, underpinned by admiration and amazement at the creativity displayed by this hugely talented cast." – ★★★★★Fringe Review
Read the full review here

 

The culmination of many months work in and out of the studio, on the show, have led to the album 'Excalibow- The Audiobook' 
Join our stringed crusaders as they take you on an epic quest to a fantastical land, where bows can be magical, the devil waits in the recesses of the Bass Clef, and Huge Vikings stand between our intrepid quartet and their Cellists' soul. 

Presented in audiobook format, this really is the way to bring the magic of Bowjangles into your living room. Once released on March 1st 2019, this will be available as digital download and physical Compact Disc. 

Pre-Order now to avoid disappointment and support this award winning quartet towards the completion of their first ever recorded audiobook.

Performers;
Bertie Anderson Haggart (Arranger, Viola and Extension Enjoyer ) 
Ezme Gaze (Cello, Pachelbel's Cannon Soloist and Boss lady) 
Oliver Izod (Second Violin, Hair, and Acting) 
Mitch McGugan (First violin, Nakedness and Sequins)

Excalibow - The Audiobook

News story posted on 13-02-2019 12:00

BGT star makes surprise appearance at charity comedy event

Robert White, Britain’s Got Talent 2018 runner-up, who’s about to embark on his debut tour, made a surprise guest appearance at The Children's Trust Chortle on the 4 February  at The Comedy Store, London. The sold-out event raised £10,500 for children with brain injury.

"Many, many thanks to Robert for his wonderful support at our Charity Chortle. He was amazing and it was a real pleasure and honour to have him on the bill for the night. We raised £10,500.. We hope the tour goes brilliantly for Robert”
– Kate Weston, Celebrity Manager, The Children's Trust

 

MC Tim Vine introduced a hilarious line-up, many of whom have a connection to The Children’s Trust. Funds raised pay for vital rehabilitation services such as play therapy, music therapy and community services to help children with brain injury and neurodisability across the UK.

Adam Hills, host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg has been involved with the event since 2016 said: “The annual comedy event for The Children’s Trust is one of the highlights of my diary. The audience is wonderful, the acts are superb and it’s all for a brilliant cause.”

Adam shared his involvement with The Children’s Trust on the night, explaining that he visited the charity to meet Seb, a nine year old boy who had a severe brain injury and leg amputation following a road accident. Adam and Seb chatted about having a prosthetic leg. Adam even removed his own prosthetic foot to show Seb what it was like, and help him think more positively in order to focus on rehabilitation.

About The Children’s Trust - Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability opportunities to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK.

Robert White wowed the judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on last year's Britain’s Got Talent. He is now set to bring all that fun you saw on the TV live across the country, on his debut UK tour: The Tank Top Tour. With a suitcase full of his trademark vests, Robert will be travelling the UK with his unique, musical stand-up to 31 venues between February and April 2019.

A regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2010, his shows regularly impress critics and audiences alike, winning the hearts of the British public. His hilarious routines have also received over 6 million views on YouTube winning him legions of fans across the UK and beyond. 

BGT star makes surprise appearance at charity comedy event