THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN SOUNDTRACK RELEASED!

The soundtrack to our latest show THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN has just been released on bandcamp! It contains all the tracks from the show plus some bonus content!

Huge thanks to our buddy Alwyn Nixon-Lloyd for recording and mixing the EP! Thanks also to Alyssa Nixon-Lloyd, Brett Cullen and all our Indiegogo supporters for helping make it happen!

Click here to check out the EP plus a bunch of great albums from the Zack Adams archives!

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Help Weeping Spoon Indiegogo to The Adelaide Fringe

WEEPING SPOON PRODUCTIONS (That’s us) is taking our latest (and arguably strangest) show on the road in 2016. THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN  is all about a tiny man who lives in another man’s beard and we are taking it to the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival, the second biggest fringe festival in the world!

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We need YOUR help to fund our tour to The Adelaide Fringe. Touring a show is tricky and expensive and your contribution to our campaign will help us pay for flights, accommodation, publicity and venue hire costs throughout the festival.There, we will be performing for fringe audiences (our favourite kinda crowds!) as well as showcasing the show to producers, judges and festival directors who can help us take FRANK ALLEN further around the globe in the future.

We are aiming to raise at least $2000, which although a fraction of our total costs, would aid us greatly in our tour to Adelaide. Anything you can do to help us out (even if it’s spreading the word of our indiegogo page) is greatly appreciated. Really, we mean it, we love you!

In return for your generosity,  we are offering a number of unique and exclusive perks including:

  • A very limited edition, signed print of our beautiful TRAMPOLINE tour poster
  • A special edition soundtrack of THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN which will be available to our indiegogo supporters only
  • Tickets to the show/a future Weeping Spoon Production
  •  An exclusive Perth performance of FRANK ALLEN or one of our past shows
  • A hand-made FRANK ALLEN knitted beard!
  • and MORE!

So please check out our Indiegogo page and help us keep making awesome independent theatre!

Weeping Spoon 2016!

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So glad to finally announce the first of our big shows for next year!

THE BALLAD OF FRANK ALLEN: A BRAND NEW comedy about a man who lives in another man’s beard!

From the bizarre mind of Fringe-favourite Shane Adamczak (Trampoline, Zack Adams, 3x Canadian Just For Laughs Award Nominee and producer of the Award-winning ★★★★★ Fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a brand new comedy about how even the smallest people can do big things.

Featuring two of WA’s most established Indy Theatre performers; Shane Adamczak and St John Cowcher (The Red Balloon, Farm and The Adventures Of Alvin Sputnik), Weeping Spoon Productions are delighted for their latest work to make it’s world debut as part of the 2016 Fringe World Festival.

We’re super excited to announce that the show will also be touring to The Adelaide Fringe and to Canada for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and Vancouver Fringe Festivals in 2016!

 

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Secondly, following a successful 2015 Canadian Tour, our award-winning fringe show TRAMPOLINE returns once again to make it’s Adelaide Fringe Festival debut.

A Boy meets girl story that’s less than ordinary. TRAMPOLINE is a feel-good comedy that will warm your heart, make you laugh and make you question the very notion of normal!

“This little love story made me feel was something I found myself trying desperately to hold onto hours afterwards. You don’t have to see Trampoline, but I assure you that your Fringe will be much colder and darker without it.” -The Marble

“A perfect dream for creators and audiences alike… Short, sweet, quirky, produced with passion. ✭✭✭✭1/2 – artsHubs.com.au

“Takes that idea of boy meets girl and turns it on its head… easily one of the funniest plays I have seen in a while” – The AU Review

“This dark comedy is equal parts touching, funny, awkward and sad, and the characters will tug at your heartstrings and refuse to let go.” – Bloodyunderrated.net

It’s going to be a big year here at Weeping Spoon HQ, and this is just the beginning!

 

 

 

Meet the 2016 Weeping Spoon Team!

2016 spoonersWe are so incredible excited to finally announce the new Weeping Spoon Productions Team! Huzzah for awesome new Australian indy theatre!

The new team will usher in a stellar 2016 season including a remount of the critically acclaimed fringe-hit TRAMPOLINE as well the world-debut of two new international touring works that will be announced very soon!

L-R: Associate Producer Libby Klysz, Associate Artist St John Cowcher, Artistic Director Shane Adamczak and Associate Artist Whitney Richards

TRAMPOLINE CANADIAN FRINGE TOUR

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From the mind of Shane Adamczak (Zack Adams, 3 x Just For Laughs Award Nominee and producer of recent ★★★★★Fringe hits This Is Not A Love Song and Vicious Circles) comes a boy meets girl story that’s less than ordinary.

Weeping Spoon enter the second half of our epic 2015 season by bringing our hit comedy Trampoline on a 2 month, 3 city tour of the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. The show will be playing at The Winnipeg Fringe, Edmonton Fringe and Victoria Fringe Festivals.

Joining original cast member Shane Adamczak and Director Damon Lockwood will be our new leading lady Whitney Richards, who we are delighted to have working with us for her first ever International Fringe Tour. Rounding out the touring cast are Fringe favourites Patrick Hercamp and Richard Maritzer  from LA Troupe Sound & Fury (playing the third performer roles in alternate cities).

Following the success of our previous shows Love Songs For Future GirlA Complete History Of Zack Adams and Zack To The Future in Canada, Weeping Spoon is thrilled to be returning the Canadian Fringe circuit with our latest work, Trampoline.

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Canadian Cast: (L-R) Shane Adamczak, Whitney Richards, Patrick Hercamp (Winnipeg and Victoria) and Richard Maritzer (Edmonton)

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ABOVE: Shane Adamczak and Amanda Woodhams in the debut Australian Season, 2013 (image by MItchell Richards)

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Weeping Spoon 2015 Season Update – BRI AND WYATT SAVE THE WORLD

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We’re proud to announce the second of our big three shows for this Fringe World. Weeping Spoon’s own Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd (Nickelodeon, Funny Or Die) teams up with The Big HOO-HAA’s Bri Williams to bring you the improvised comedy adventure BRI AND WYATT SAVE THE WORLD!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

There’s a lot of bad news out there today. Environmental disasters, an all time high unemployment rate, Red Foo. The world needs a hero. No, heroes. Two people who between them both, truly believe that they can save the world. Enter Brianna Williams and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd: improvisers, life enthusiasts and would-be-heroes. They may not be able to save the world, but their hope is that the premiere of the improvised duo show “Bri and Wyatt Save the World” will bring a smile to the face and a laugh to the belly of the general Perth audience. Armed only with your ideas and their wits, in sixty minutes of improvised comedy, Bri and Wyatt are going to save the world.
With over 13 years of professional improv experience between them, Nixon-Lloyd (a Logie nominated & Astra Award winning Cleo Bachelor) and Williams are members of The Big HooHaa, Shakesprovisation, and have individually performed around the country and internationally with groups such as New York Musical Improv Fest (USA) Uncalled For (Canada) and Impro Melbourne (VIC)
“Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd has a grin like Luna Park and all the boofy enthusiasm of a labrador that’s drunk a bowl of red cordial.” – The West Australian

“Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd’s silliness is infectious, and his characters…a show highlight.”- http://www.watchoutfor.com.au

“an unpredictable mix of smut, cheese, and unadulterated wit” – The West Australian

“Everyone was instantly charmed by this amazing creature that magically appeared to steal our hearts. Bri Williams was the surprise of the festival, and the belle of the ball!”- Jill Bernard, HUGE Theatre (USA)
“Williams gave a pitch perfect performance…” -www.perththeatrereviews.blogpsot.com

Weeping Spoon 2015 Season Update – TRAMPOLINE

trampoline FRINGEWORLD poster WEBREADYThe program is finally revealed so we can finally start telling you about our awesome Fringe World shows for 2015!

We are thrilled to be remounting our award-winning show TRAMPOLINE with a brilliant new cast including the extraordinarily talented Ella Hetherington, Brendan Ewing and Shane Adamczak.

The had a great sell-out run in Perth followed by a debut Canadian season in Montreal, received rave reviews and a Turnstile Award for independent theatre in WA.

“Adamczak is a comic writing genius…. One of the most endearingly whimsical love stories to grace the small stage I’ve ever seen.” -PerthCulture.com

“A perfect dream for creators and audiences alike… Short, sweet, quirky, produced with passion. ✭✭✭✭1/2″ – artsHubs.com.au

“takes that idea of boy meets girl and turns it on its head… easily one of the funniest plays I have seen in a while” – The AU Review

“This dark comedy is equal parts touching, funny, awkward and sad, and the characters will tug at your heartstrings and refuse to let go.” – Bloodyunderrated.net

The show is playing for ONE WEEK only so be sure to book ahead to avoid missing out. 

BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE.