Catch Pamela’s Palace on tour!

15th June 2019 Pamela’s Palace at The Old Joint Stock Theatre  | Birmingham| UK

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21st June 2019 Pamela’s Palace at Trinity Theatre | Tunbridge Wells | UK

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5th July 2019 Pamela’s Palace at Exeter Northcott Theatre | Exeter | UK

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7th July 2019 Pamela’s Palace at OSO Arts Centre | Barnes | UK

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31 July-26 August 2019 (no show 13 Aug) Pamela’s Palace at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival | The Box @ Assembly George Square | Edinburgh | UK

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20th September 2019 Pamela’s Palace at The Old Laundry Theatre | Bowness-on-Windermere | UK

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The Show
Pamela’s Palace where all your beauty dreams come true! ‘An outstanding sitcom comic creation’ (★★★★ The Scotsman).

After taking Australia by storm this festival season, hair-styling queens-to-be Pam, Tiffany and Bronwyn bring their brilliant all-singing, all-dancing comedy back to the Brighton and Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019.

Strutting their way through fearless dance routines and satirical songs, Pamela’s Palace deliver cheeky, tear-jerking humour in beautifully crafted layers, just like your favourite haircut. Pamela’s Palace wants everyone to embrace self-empowerment, forget imperfections and let their inner beauty queens out with the most HAIR-larious, female comedy trio.
Pamela and her girls bring you all the drama of a Mike Leigh and the sparkle and humour of Strictly Ballroom in a whirlwind of female insecurities, shameless gossip and some over-bleached highlights. It’s just like a girls night out, but in. ‘

‘big hair, big personality and lots of laughter’ (FringeReview). ‘The evening is a riot as three talented performers pout and strut their way through some dazzling choreography’ (★★★★★BroadwayBaby).

The story

Pamela Jones, high priestess salon owner and beauty therapist extraordinaire, the ruler of her roost. But behind the glamour, there are secrets that threaten to bring the walls of her suburban palace crumbling down. Pamela’s Palace is an interactive comedy staged in a Grecian-themed beauty salon. The audience are handpicked by the cast to participate in the momentous ‘Salon of the Year Competition’ under the watchful eye of salon owner, Pamela Jones.

Completing the trio, Tiffany Rose and Bronwyn Mill deploy a series of chaotic and calamitous improvisations in a hilarious exposé of western beauty standards.

The audience witness the strength and vulnerability of these three fabulous characters as they navigate their way through the cultural implications of being ‘beautiful’.

With original music and choreography, this riotous comedy unravels over the course of the competition and ends in the climactic demise of the set-design and Pamela Jones’s dream of being the next Trevor Sorbet.

Pamela’s Palace was written and devised by Donna Gray, Katie Grace Cooper and Ayesha Tansey and directed by Mella Faye with the support of Imagination Workshop and Interactive Theatre International.  

http://interactivetheatre.com.au/

‘The message which shines through the mayhem is a positive one – that women should stick together and that no-one’s self image should be about pleasing others’  The Scotsman

News

BIG NEWS!

After returning from Edinburgh Fringe The Pams are delighted to have received spectacular reviews and connected with UK and internationally acclaimed theatres and promoters. The girls are extremely excited to have been offered tour dates next summer, including: Trinity Theatre, Exeter Northcott Theatre, The Old Joint Stock and many more.

MORE BIG NEWS

The Pams are making preparations for a trip down under. In 2019 they will be appearing at  Adelaide Fringe  at The A Club  (109 – 111 Waymouth St, Adelaide, SA, 5000), 1st – 16th March 2019 at 9pm.                                                       

The Pams don’t stop there. They will strutting their stuff at Melbourne International Comedy Festival at The 86  (185 Smith Street Fitzroy,Melbourne, Australia), 28th March – 3rdApril 2019 at 7.30pm

BIGGER NEWS!

We are unimaginably excited to announce that we have been awarded Arts Council funding. This will help towards the next stage of development for Pamela’s Palace. With the ongoing support of Imagination Workshop and the ACE award we can employ excellent people such as Libby Todd designer extraordinaire. We are utterly elated to be working with such talent as Libby, check out her work here – https://www.libbytodd.com


Reviews

4**** The Scotsman  ‘Pamela is an outstanding sitcom comic creation’

5***** Mumble Theatre  ‘Wonderful’

5***** BroadwayBaby   ‘Three talented performers pout and strut their way through some dazzling choreography on the catwalk’

‘Copious amounts of hairspray, pathos and mayhem’

Highly recommended – FringeReview  ‘An experience you’ll never forget!’

FringeReview interview:

Biogs

DONNA GRAY

Performer, co-deviser, co-producer 

Donna studied Acting at Drama Centre (University of the Arts London) following an extensive dancing career working on shows with Alan Partridge, Harry Enfield & Chums, BBC’s Pride & Prejudice and Emma. She has travelled the world as an actor and her credits include Byzantium (Neil Jordan) and Lily & The Clown (Chris Gilbertson), and featured commercials such as Innovo and Asda. For ITI, Donna co-directs Faulty Towers The Dining Experience and has been playing Sybil Faulty since 2012; she also plays Lynn/Marge in Confetti & Chaos (formerly The Wedding Reception). As a writer of her own material, Donna is delighted that her new show, ‘Pamela’s Palace’, is now included in the ITI repertoire.

AYESHA TANSEY

Performer, co-deviser

Ayesha Tansey is an actress and creative producer who studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in classical acting and at Jacques Lecoq in Paris. She has worked for the RAF, Garnier, Allanah Madeline Foundation, Met Police, MKA: Theatre of New Writing, Les Foules, Miriam Austin and One Taste Cabaret. Recent production credits include The Ugliest Buildings in London for the London Festival of Architecture, Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (Origins Award for Outstanding New Work), VAULT Festival 2015 and absurd comedy ‘stuck’ that will be touring Europe in 2018. For ITI, Ayesha also plays Sybil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.

KATIE GRACE COOPER

Performer, co-deviser

Katie is an experienced performer who specialises in acting, comedy, physical theatre and singing. She is also a noted deviser and writer. Since graduating from W.A.C Arts in London, she has appeared at The Young Vic, Southbank Centre, Assembly Rooms, The Old Market, BAC, Greenwich Theatre and many more. She has also worked with Gomito Productions, Strangeface and Longnose Puppets; has been directed in clown by Philippe Gaulier, Dr Brown, Mick Barnfather, Spymonkey and Cal McCrystal; been a full time member of Wildheart Theatre; and written and devised a sellout, 5-star 1-woman show for families, ‘Mrs McMoon’. With ITI, Katie also performs as Sybil in Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, and as Kate/Val in Confetti & Chaos (formerly The Wedding Reception).

MELLA FAYE

Director

Mella Faye is an actress, director and musician. From 1999-2002 Mella toured extensively as Mella Faye & The Big Band, performing original jazz-funk-pop. In 2006 she co-founded The Hurly Burly Touring Theatre Cafe, providing interactive theatre sketches and flash mob dance routines while serving gourmet vegetarian food at Glastonbury and other arts festivals. More recently, she co-founded and currently directs and manages ARTBARS, a cocktail and circus performance installation at major British arts festivals. Mella is joint Artistic Director of Wildheart Theatre Co, making absurdist comedic theatre, and Artistic Director of Pecho Mama, making gritty gig-theatre. When not creating and performing with her own companies, Mella freelances as an actress, theatre director, voiceover artist, singer and composer for film and live performance. www.mellafaye.co.uk

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