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 Gonzo Moose

GONZO MOOSE  (2000 - )

Nationality:    English
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Since exploding onto the scene in 2000, Gonzo Moose has become renowned for its accessible brand of stage comedy which combines improvisation, music, physical Theatre and clowning. the company was founded by artistic Director Mark Conway (Cal MacCrystal, Fluxx Theatre and Ken Campbell) and has always had a focus on visually exciting stage comedy. Gonzo Moose uses a range of techniques to keep its work at the cutting-edge of physical comedy and improvisational performance with previous shows including 2008's edinburgh Fringe hit and Total Theatre award nominated You Don't Need to Know That.

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below is a list of Gonzo Moose's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Ballad Of Janet And John, The         Grimm And Grimmer - the Misadventures Of the Brothers Grimm         I Am A Viking         I'm An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!         Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?         What the Dickens?         When In Rome         You Don't Need To Know That



Ballad Of Janet And John, The

Synopsis:
egocentric John and a clueless Janet spend their lives cocooned in their bedsit. their only link to the outside world is a faulty radio causing their over-active imaginations to transport them into fantasy worlds.

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physical theatre

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Grimm And Grimmer - the Misadventures Of the Brothers Grimm

Synopsis:
1806. It was cold. It was dark. It was almost certainly snowing. Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and their beloved sister, Lotte travel into deepest Bavaria. they are assembling what will become the greatest collection of fairy tales ever published. But now reality and fantasy are colliding and the family Grimm find themselves trapped in a twisted fantasy world of their own fairy tales. are the hapless heroes in grave danger? Yes. From what? We cant tell you. Will they make it back alive? I hope so. Featuring special guest appearances from Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Tom Thumb, Little Red Riding Hood and Rumplestiltskin subject to their availability.

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Written by Abigail Anderson, Seamus Allen, Mark Conway & Lauren Silver

1st Produced:
Pound Arts Centre, Corsham    27 Oct 2011

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Gonzo Moose

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Genre:
physical theatre

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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I Am A Viking

Synopsis:
Odin had a penchant for disguising himself as an ash tree and going among the humans on earth. Thor took revenge on a thieving ice giant by dressing up as a goddess and marrying him. Balder the indestructible allowed his friends to amuse themselves by throwing hard objects at him. In a world full of such strange and fearsome gods as these, what chance does a mere mortal have to make his mark? I am a Viking tells the epic tale of a man who gave it his best shot. Directed by leading clown practitioner Gerry Flanagan, be prepared for an exhilarating collision of clowning, theatre, slapstick, and bizarre puppetry.

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Written by Mark Conway, emma Lloyd, Mikey Martins & Frank Wurzinger

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Genre:
physical theatre

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Male:  3            Female:  1            Other:  -

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I'm An Aristocrat, Get Me Out Of Here!

Synopsis:
Paris, 1792. Revolution grips the city and the secret police march traitors to their deaths. No one is safe. everyone is a suspect. Paris needs a hero, someone who can deliver it from this terror and restore freedom and justice. Will such a hero emerge? Yes. With comedy and thrills galore, you'll gasp, laugh and be amazed at the elaborate sword fights, the heart-wrenching love scenes and the sensational death-defying French accents. Inspired by the legend of the Scarlet Pimpernel, this wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy features three fearless and daring actors, playing over 20 roles in 75 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

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written by Abigail Anderson (based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's novel The Scarlet Pimpernel)

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Genre:
physical theatre

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Is That A Bolt In Your Neck?

Synopsis:
Horrific experiments! Illicit love! Lurking terror! a death-defying finale! as lightening flashes across the sky, the rugged silhouette of a crumbling castle looms out of the darkness. Lost in a storm, this seems like the only possible refuge aČ but what happens when you hear mysterious moaning in the middle of the night? Behind every door lurks unimaginable horror! Inspired by gothic horror movie classics of the 1930s, Is That a Bolt In Your Neck? is a fast-paced, rollicking ride mixing spooky paranoia, surreal nightmare and frantic farce. Suitable for audiences from ages from 8 to 80 this is an ideal family show packed full of hilarious slapstick, verbal wit, live music and magical illusion which will make you gasp in amazement and laugh so hard your eyeballs fall out.

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Written by Angus Barr, Cariad Lloyd, Mark Conway & Abigail Anderson

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Genre:
physical theatre

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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What the Dickens?

Synopsis:
Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on the Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy slums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidently stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime! expect a world of pockmarked pickpockets, cobwebby convicts, teeming slums and empty marshes, dark secrets and convoluted plots, and lots and lots of fog. This inventive and gripping comedy features just three actors playing over 20 roles in 80 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action. Brimming with unfeasibly quick costume changes, stupidly surreal characters and wonderfully daft jokes, What the Dickens? is the most absurd contribution to the Dickens bicentary you could hope to see.

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written by Abigail Anderson, Mark Conway, Neil Haigh and emily Murphy

1st Produced:
Pound Arts Centre, Corsham    01 Nov 2012

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Genre:
comedy

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Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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When In Rome

Synopsis:
a rollicking romp through ancient Rome which grabs every cliche and myth and half remembered bit of history and serves it up as a fast paced comic stew. Relying heavily on and slapstick, sharp verbal repartee and surreal visual gags, slaves and gladiators, Caligula and Nero, Ceasar and Brutus, vestil virgins, soothsayers, senators and power hungry mothers all come under the heavy hammer of Gonzo Mooses trademark buffoonery.

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Genre:
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You Don't Need To Know That

Synopsis:
a story of human survival in the face of absurdity. Be amazed by the daring prison escapes, gasp at the deadly guillotine, and wonder at the wise mans constantly moving beard. Beresford Jones is having a very bad day. He's just been arrested and no one will tell him why. Now he must negotiate the torture mad policemen, over zealous librarians, pop singing lawyers to prove his innocence, avoid execution, win his freedom and the girl. Gonzo Moose is joined by angus Barr (Ridiculusmus) and Clare Thomson (Piggy Nero) in this fast paced and thrilling production full of hilarious verbal and physical slapstick, creating a deliriously irreverent and anarchic world where anything can happen and frequently does.

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Written by Abigail Anderson, Angus Barr, Mark Conway & Clare Thomson

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Genre:
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