ABOUT US

OUR AIM IS TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO THEIR INNER ARTIST.

Using an unexpected, hilarious and inclusive approach - we encourage and inspire creative expression to no end. Our work is created through interaction, collaboration and having as much fun as possible.

Our entire theatre-making process is completely open to everybody. All of our rehearsals, meetings and get-ins are free to observe, just shoot us an email and we’ll bring you in!

We love coffee (who doesn’t?). If you’d like to ask us something, get advice or just hang out, one of our team will happily meet with you for a chat.

EASEL PEASEL IS AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE WHICH DRAWS THE ARTIST OUT FROM EVERYBODY!

Accessible and engaging for the whole family, Easel Peasel will surprise you, delight you and astonish you with the opportunity to express your inner Picasso! Your masterpieces will then be entered into the Easel Peasel exhibition with the chance to win a prize.

IMPORTANCE

SAY IT AGAIN, SORRY? PRESENTS AN INTERACTIVE PRODUCTION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST SCREENED TO A UK NATIONWIDE AUDIENCE FOR THE NT, THEY SAY.

With this particular production however, audience members will be faced with an unexpected and hilarious opportunity to tread the boards and express their inner Lady Bracknell. With actors dropping like flies, it’ll take the whole community and more to make it to the finale. This interactive theatre show allows the audience to take centre stage and discover their inner actor.

A rip roaring production with larger than life characters with free tea and cucumber sandwiches! What could possibly go wrong…?

The Importance of Being...Earnest? will be on at Pleasance Theatre London 15th July 2019.

COMPANY

Simon

Simon Paris

Simon Paris has been working freelance as a Theatre Director since graduating from Middlesex University in 2015. Simon works as a Screen Acting tutor at Identity School of Acting and The Lab Workshops , as well as being an associate artist at Mann Bros Media and a producer at The Colab Factory.

As Artistic Director of Fictive Theatre, Simon has directed Lottery (Pleasance Theatre & New Diorama Theatre), Scarborough, (The Cockpit Theatre) and Handbag (The Courtyard Theatre).

Other theatre directing experience includes; Easel Peasel (Wilderness Festival), Clickbait (The Bunker Theatre), No Yeah (N16), Sunshine (The Amersham Arms), Swaps (The Bunker Theatre), Close Encounters ( The Etcetera Theatre), The Gravediggers (Old Red Lion Theatre), Giving Up (The Arcola), Thursday, (Southwark Playhouse) and Unearthed (Katzpace).

Upcoming projects include: News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre). The Importance of Being Earnest (NozStock Festival '19), Grease & Grind (Colab Factory).

Louise

Louise Goodfield

Louise Goodfield is an Actress, Poet and Writer. She graduated at the Bridge Theatre Professional Acting with a Postgraduate Diploma in Acting and University of Lincoln in Drama (BA Hons). A highly skilled physical performer and trained in Stage Combat with Academy of Performance certification which include Sword, Rapier and Dagger, Axe & Shield, Knife and Unarmed combat.

Louise is currently producing Easel Peasel (NozStock Festival ‘18, Wilderness Festival ‘18) for a 2019 UK festival tour. She is also the Assistant Producer of The Lab Workshops: Acting for Screen in collaboration with award winning media outfit, Mann Bros Media.

Performance credits include: Myra in Unearthed (Katzpace), Penelope Palette in Easel Peasel (NozStock Festival ‘18, Wilderness Festival) What You Saying? (Project B), The Great Fete (Alexandra Palace), Spoken Anniversary (The Cove) and Born Lippy (Cobalt Studios Ltd) as a Featured Poet. She has recorded her poem NotMad for an album produced by The Spoken Collective (Levi's & Skepta's Music Revolution Studios), the album is soon to be released on Spotify. Most recent screen credits include Anna in Surrounded ( Mann Bros. Media), featured lead in I’ve Been Far Away (Maayan Madar), Damsel in Super Mix the Movie (Joshua Armstrong), Physical Performer in Show Me More (Kribbar).

Tryn

Trynity Silk

Trynity Silk graduated from the University of KwaZulu Natal with a Bachelor of Social Science in Drama and Performance. She is an Education Facilitator and Programme Leader, most recently for Bucksmore Education Arts Choice. She is the Research and Development Assistant for The Importance of Being Earnest (Say it Again, Sorry?) Trynity has also worked as a Ring Announcer for combat events since 2016 in South Africa and the UK.

Trynity is part of City Impro, an improvised comedy group based in London. Recent comedy performances include: Brighton Fringe ‘18, Camden Fringe ‘18 an ran a residency at The Rosemary Branch Theatre in ‘18.

Trynity is also a professional musician, specialising in Trumpet. She has recorded for Mazula and toured South Africa with The Living Alarm, Maisha, and Zuko Collective. Her music has supported Eddy Grant, The Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Yasin Bay, NOFX. Major Music Festival Credits include: Woodstock, Splashy Fen, Uprisings Festival, Bushfire Festival (Swaziland), White Mountain Festival, Synergy Festival.

Other performance credits include: Finalist in the Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports MC Academy Competition ‘18. Go Energy Bar (UK), Prince Polo Chocolate (Poland), Sisters (BBC)

Guido

Guido Garcia Lueches

Guido Garcia Lueches is an Actor, Singer, Writer and Theatre-Maker. He graduated from the Instituto de Actuación de Montevideo, Uruguay and has trained at Associated Studios & CBS Dance London. He is also a published Poet with A New Voice: Emerging British Latino Writers (Invisible Voice, Arts Council England)

UK theatre credits include: Luis in It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross Theatre), Jason in Ordinary Days (Soho Theatre), The Baker in Into the Woods (Chelsea Theatre), Guido in Little by Little (Etcetera Theatre), Don Armado/Dumain in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oxford Shakespeare Co), Louis in Beauty and the Beast (Millfield Theatre), Control in Illegals: The Game Show (Waterloo East), Brutus in Julius Caesar (Witness Theatre for Brighton Fringe).

Workshop credits include: Fidel Castro in Fidel (Iris Theatre), Fidel Castro in CHE (BEAM2018), Memo/Matilde in The Curse of Love (Bread & Roses), Thomas in Dead Bird (Camden People’s Theatre), Antonio in A Brand New Start (Tristan Bates).

Upcoming projects include: The Castilla Sisters (Bread & Roses, March '19, directing) & The Importance of Being Earnest (NozStock Festival '19).

Ben

Ben Mann

Ben Mann trained at the New York Film Academy in NYC and has worked extensively across the world acting, directing, teaching & producing.

Performance credits include: Happy To Help (Park Theatre, London), Hal in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V (The Treehouse Theater, NYC), Mercury Fur (The Tank, NYC) and We Were Wild Once (New York Theatre Workshop, NYC). Ben also runs the award-winning media outfit, Mann Bros. Media, specialising in creative video production for music, theatre, film and broadcast TV - incorporating filming, post-production and design services.

Rhys

Rhys Tees

Rhys Tees graduated at Millennium Performing Arts with a Diploma in Acting and Musical Theatre. Musical credits include: Rent and The Twelve Irish Tenors (American Tour).

Theatre credits include Johnny Shot and the Case of Missing Tibbles (Canal Cafe Theatre), Blank Verse (Horse and Stables), Lottery (Pleasance Theatre), Swaps (The Bunker Theatre), We Own Everything (The Space), The Frontier Trilogy (The Hen and Chickens), The Gravediggers (Old Red Lion), News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre)

Josh

Josh King

Josh King is a Playwright, Screenwriter, fiction writer and Illustrator. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Creative Writing at Royal Holloway University, before achieving a Masters Degree in Creative Writing in New York. Josh is the resident Screenwriter for The Lab Workshops and Writer for The Important of Being Earnest (Say it Again, Sorry?)

Play-writing credits include: Rabbits in the Precambrian (The Piehouse), The Gravediggers (The Old Red Lion), A Midsummer Night's Murder (The Water Rats), The Body (Windsor Firestation) and A Writer’s Lot, (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).

Screenwriting credits include: shorts for In the Night Garden, Animal Mechanicals and The Island Adventures of Popeye; various short scenes for The Lab Workshop.

Josh has had short stories published in various journals, including Poena Cullei (BlazeVOX Magazine), Incubus (Chains: Unheard Voices anthology) and The Anteater (The Matador Review), which was also featured in The Year’s Best Weird Fiction anthology and nominated for a Shirley Jackson short story award. His webcomics can be found on Instagram at @ape_detective, and his children's comic, Josh King's Guide to Evolution can be found in Leicester Square's Orbital Comics.

Josh

Tom Cray

Following his graduation from East 15, Tom performed in 'Sandpits Avenue' at the Edinburgh Fringe, which recieved a Herald Angel and went on to open the Hope Theatre. Further stage work includes 'Enduring Song' (Southwark Playhouse) and 'NewsRevue' (Canal Cafe Theatre), where Tom first met the 'Say it again, sorry?' team. For screen, Tom is currently working as producer, writer and actor in a short film that follows two comedy characters, Sharpe and Zooka, originally devised with his sketch company 'Shame Aloha'- although we're going to change this name because no one says it right when they introduce us at gigs.

Susan

Susan Hoffman

Graduate of Arts Educational Schools, Susan originates from the exotically flat Netherlands and seeks to express her joie de vivre in acting, writing, dancing and misunderstanding hashtags.

As an actress she is trained in stage combat, ballroom and salsa and has a particular interest in creating work that is bold, physical and silly-serious aiming to give a voice to the underrepresented. She recently received training from the SOHO theatre and Gecko.

International melting pot and home base London proves to be a great source of inspiration and an easy place to occasionally fire-breath in. UK credits: Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Butterfly Theatre company UK tour), Mrs van der Gravenhoven in Be my bloody valentine (Drayton Arms theatre), Willow in 2084 (Cockpit theatre), Sarah Bernstein in ISIS (Etcetera theatre). For Susan's Spotlight, please click here.

Jack

Jack Lowerson

Jack Lowerson is currently working towards his degree in BA(hons) Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. His developing practice utilises methods of scenography, film-making and performance to explore public collaboration as part of the design process.

Jack is currently working as the stage designer for 'The Importance of Being Earnest' with Say It Again, Sorry?. Previous roles include: Photographer for the 'Young Creatives' programme (the Design Museum, London), performer in 'Tomorrow's Great Pageant' (Postworker's Theatre/Bedford Creative Arts), stage designer for 'Our House' and 'Robin Hood' (The Motley Crew Theatre Company).

His portfolio of recent projects can be viewed at www.jlowersondesign.com.

Jacinta

Jacinta Hunter

Jacinta graduated from The Bridge Theatre Training Company in 2015. Since then she has been involved in numerous productions, from acting in children's theatre to producing her own cabaret shows.

Credits include: The Life of a Lonely Flyerer (The Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Ghost of Sadie Kimber (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Cold Coffee(short film), Flicker World (short film), Jacinta and Charlie's Cabaret (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Valentine's Variety with Jacinta & Charlie (The Colonel Fawcett), An Evening in Space with Jacinta & Charlie (The Colonel Fawcett), Halloween Howls with The Velvet Eclectic (The Colonel Fawcett), The Vagina Monologues (Bethnal Green Working Men's Club)

She is very honoured to be stage managing Say It Again, Sorry?'s exciting new production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

HISTORY


‘Say it Again, Sorry?’ was created because a group of friends who happened to be artists, wanted to go and play at some festivals for free. They then met up to share ideas for a fun show - something that would be fun to partake in and fun to watch. The group realised that they ridiculously enjoyed each other's company and felt inspired. Easel Peasel was born. After a hilarious time performing and capturing the wonderfully bizarre characters of Easel Peasel on film, the company were invited to perform at NozStock: The Hidden Valley Festival and WIlderness Festival in 2018.

Easel Peasel was a huge success, delighting and inspiring festival goers of all ages and backgrounds. They received praise from celebrities and festival programmers alike but most important of all, they had achieved their aim and had the best time doing it. After discovering Easel Peasel, CASS ART were delighted to sponsor the show with an abundance of arts materials to ensure that the team are able to fill the world with artists for a UK festival tour in 2019! The show will also be collaborating with CASS ART and the local council to deliver Easel Peasel to their local communities as well as further afield.

Then things started to get a bit bloody exciting. NozStock loved their fantastic troupe so much that they were invited back to create a bigger and more fabulous show for NozStock Festival 2019. As a result, the team are currently undergoing research and development for The Importance of Being Earnest, an interactive extravaganza where audience members will be faced with an unexpected and hilarious opportunity to tread the boards and express their inner Lady Bracknell. London previews will take place mid June.

Now with two shows under their belt - the group needed a name. ‘What’s in a name!?’ True to the company’s aims, they let the audience decide! The group happened upon an event called Special Guest where anyone can take centre stage and express themselves creatively in whatever form they wished for exactly one minute. The perfect environment for the people to decide the name of a company that they are now a part of! The winning name chosen by the audience was... SAY IT AGAIN, SORRY? (a close second being ‘The Sorry Theatre Company’ which we are relieved to say, we won’t be calling ourselves!). You can watch this event unfolding in the video below.

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