Battle for the Leader of the Pugs

March 26, 2015

Last night the Weirdos gang staged a one-off takeover of Julian Savitch-Lee's Bear Funny Comedy night at the Finsbury in Manor House, for which we staged a show chosen by the audience. As a result of an online poll conducted in the weeks leading up to the show, the title of "Battle for the Leader of the Pugs" (suggested by the excellent Thom Tuck) was eventually chosen, and Adam Larter set about writing it, choosing to focus mainly on making cardboard dog costumes rather than sending us the scripts or giving us time to rehearse or anything like that.

 

Needless to say, it was as silly and ridiculous and all over the place as the Weirdos shows always are, and my sincere thanks to all the amazing audience and all the other great performers for making it a fun one. I got to sing Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig In The Sky" with a full troupe of backing dancers, so that's a dream come true. There'll be more Weirdos high-jinks sometime in the future, so keep an eye out for what's next. A lot of us are all focusing on solo Edinburgh projects, so there isn't a regular Weirdos night like Blueprint last year, but there will be other outings soon.

 

Also, my apologies to Beth Vyse for calling her a "selfish performer" onstage, which she took more seriously than I thought she would.

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