ManMoth Productions
5Dec/12

ShelterBox

ManMoth Productions is delighted to announce that the Wednesday 12th performance of Dead Static will be in aid of Shelterbox.

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families and communities around the world who are affected by disaster. Each large, green ShelterBox is tailored to a disaster but typically contains a disaster relief tent for an extended family, blankets, water storage and filtration equipment, cooking utensils, a stove, a basic tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Visit shelterbox.org for more information.

For every ticket sold on the Wednesday night, ManMoth with be donating £1 to their cause. The charity will also be running a brief collection on the Wednesday evening after the show, so give genorously y'all.

26Nov/12

Honest to God with ManMoth Productions

The Dead Static team were interviewed by theatre and film reviewers Views from the Gods recently to discuss the play's brand new run, geek culture and much more! The team, from left to right as pictured, is comprised of script consultant Ellen Gallagher, actors Cliff Chapman and Adam Joselyn, and writer/director Steve Jordan.

On working together -

CC: It was a really nice collaborative process. I liked chucking in ideas. When we were first doing it, we did it in Steve and Ellen's flat, and I asked if I could have the PS3 controller (as a prop to control the ship). The original plan was to build something bespoke, but then I got quite attached to it and we just thought: "Wouldn't it be funny to have the PS3 remote because people might like it." And then the button mashing gag gets in there.

AJ: It is quite nice to be able to chuck in a couple of words at the end of the sentence, even if they are swear words, and not get told to stick to the script.

SJ: I told them from the beginning that rehearsals will be fun and I wanted it to be collaborative. To begin with, we used the script as a guideline and the guys brought their own little bits and pieces to the script and the characters and it was a melting pot of ideas.

EG: The great thing about Steve as a director is that he has a clear vision, but isn't afraid to bend it.

SJ: The paramaters are definitely there. I have a clear idea of what good comedy is, what comedy I enjoy, and occasionally, I will say: "No, say it exactly like this" because that's what it needs. But at the same time, these guys know what the parameters are and how to be creative within them.

Many thanks to Views from the Gods and Gareth Alexander for conducting the interview, which you can read in its entirety here.

18Nov/12

Win 2 tickets to Dead Static!

ManMoth Productions is running a competition on twitter. The prize? 2 tickets to see Dead Static this December! All you have to do is retweet our announcement about the competition on our twitter page - @ManMothUK.

The lucky winner will be announced on our twitter account on the 3rd of December. Good luck!

21Sep/12

KZINE

Tedious self-promotion alert! KZINE issue 4 is available NOW to purchase on Amazon, featuring a science fiction horror short story called 'SHEEP', by ManMoth's own Steve Jordan. KZINE launched roughly this time last year, and has since been delivering a quality mix of sf, fantasy, horror and crime short stories for only £1.53 an issue. To take a closer look at the mag, click HERE, or visit KZINE's website.

In other news, Steve and Ellen will be attending this year's Fantasycon - mostly to have fun, but also to promote the brand-spanking new run of DEAD STATIC, running at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in December. If you missed the announcement, here it be. ManMoth are also storming their brains, conjuring a brand new ManMoth theatre production for 2013. Exciting times ahead, so ... WATCH OUT.

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18Sep/12

The Dead Static Rises.

DEAD STATIC is back! We are delighted to announce that our space comedy play will be returning to the London in a five night run at the end of the year. The show will take place from 11th to 15th December at the fantastic Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington. For those of you who missed out on our debut run at the Etcetera this summer, this is the perfect opportunity to come see the show in a quality, intimate venue. And if you've already seen Dead Static (and, for instance, enjoyed it), then why not come back and bring some friends? The show has developed since its first run, and we can promise a minimum of 2% new material. It is a play, after all. Tickets available now, click here to get your mits on them!

14Aug/12

Dead Static at the Camden Fringe 2012 – Read all about it.

 

 

★★★★ - 'The jokes owe a lot to the very British school of japes and wordplay, with a number of Blackadder-style similes stretched wonderfully far beyond breaking point. Douglas Adams' voice is heard, as is Grant/Naylor's, with a pinch of Men Behaving Badly's Simon Nye. This is a comedy writer brought up right, learning from the best, but allowing himself his own spin on things... I came away from the play thinking there were a lot more stories to be told with Tyler and Gary. Not only that, but I rather hope to see more of them.' - Gareth Alexander, Views from the Gods. Full article here.

Dead Static was chosen as one of Fringe Review's Top 5 Theatre Recommendations for the 2012 Camden Fringe. You can read their interview with writer/director Steve Jordan here.

 

 

 

'Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary are two excellent clowns in what is not quite as existential a play as Waiting For Godot, but certainly even funnier a space comedy than Red Dwarf. If author Steve Jordan is actually aiming for a worthy TV pilot then he has one. If enough episodes could be written as brilliantly (and performed as well) then he would have the makings of a classic series.' - Alan Hindle, Snipe London. Full article here.

'A brilliant hour... Strong performances and a pace that constantly varied but never flagged, swinging from broad comedy to a key moment of pathos. A bickering odd-couple Huis Clos, in space.' - Steve Gallagher, author and screenwriter, creator of Eleventh Hour.

 

 

 

'Red Dwarf channeling Steptoe and Son... Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary, kept up the pace and ratcheted up the tension to the last moment... Steve Jordan has produced a show full of pop culture references and one-liners as well as a crackling energy.' - Carmel Shortall, Camden Fringe Voyeur. Full article here.

'... moments of charm, sophistication ... surprisingly funny with its use of clever vocabularies and keen science fiction knowledge. - Rocky Rodriquez, What's on the Fringe.

13Aug/12

Dead Static lives.

The bad news is Dead Static's first run has come to an end. The good news is - it was bloody fantastic. Dead Static played to sold out audiences and received a great response from audiences in Camden. A big thank you to everyone who came down and made it such a great experience, and we really hope you enjoyed the show! Remember to tell us what you thought - write a review on Broadway Baby, leave a comment on facebook, @ mention us on twitter - we want to know! We'll be posting a round up of the press for the show later this week. ManMoth would like to extend our massive thanks to Adam and Cliff for being such pros and Brett Cohen doing a great job with the tech, as well as all the other people that made Dead Static happen (you know who you are!).

So, what now? Well, plans are already being made for a second run of Dead Static with the cast, and we hope to bring you news on that in the next few weeks. We'll also be concocting a brand new play for next year, so stay tuned!

8Aug/12

Friday and Saturday are SOLD OUT, but tickets still available Sunday!

Only 2 days until Dead Static debuts! The Friday 10th and Saturday 11th performances of Dead Static sold out yesterday. If you were planning on coming one of those nights but didn't get round to booking your ticket, do not despair! There are still plenty of tickets for Dead Static's final performance on Sunday 12th August!

Plus there's always a chance that a few tickets might become available for the Friday and Saturday, should someone demand their money back after mistakenly thinking that they bought tickets to see a death metal band. It's probably happened at least once this summer.

For those of you who are coming, a big thank you for booking your ticket - we can't wait to see you! Be sure to let us know what you thought of the show on our facebook and twitter pages! Also, you can still view the Dead Static webisode prequels on our youtube channel too.

5Aug/12

Dead Static interview.

Writer/director Steve Jordan discusses Dead Static in a brief interview for Fringe Review.

How is this show different?

Dead Static brings together a great science fiction concept, an against-the-clock atmosphere, and an angry, biting sense of humour - three things that you don't often find together onstage. We have two fantastic leads in Cliff and Adam, who have great comedic chemistry and are making my lines a lot funnier than they have any right to be. Dead Static is first and foremost a comedy, but I wanted to create two characters that audience could love/hate enough to care about what happens to them. This isn't a flippant sf parody, there's a real story taking place that I hope will entertain the audiences that support the Camden Fringe.

You can read the complete interview as well as words from other Camden Fringe performers here.

30Jul/12

Two strangers walk into a space shuttle…

Greetings! It is less than two weeks before Cliff Chapman and Adam Joselyn tread the boards in Dead Static, ManMoth's new science fiction comedy play running at the Etcetera Theatre as part of this year's glorious Camden Fringe line up. Rehearsals are in full swing and full of giggles, and we were delighted to be named one of Fringe Review's top five recommendations ahead of this year's festival. We can't wait for the 10th, but for now, here's a poster. And don't forget to check out the Dead Static prequel videos on our youtube channel. Ta.