This was a big year for Eggs Collective as we adapted our theatre show Get A Round for the TV. Broadcast on BBC Two at 10pm on Saturday 26th August, Get A Round was TV critics’ pick in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, Radio Times, The i, The Sun (!), The National (Scotland), The Sunday Times and The Observer: “Get A Round is by turns, funny, touching and in-yer-face comedy laced with a hefty dose of compassion. The jokes come thick and fast as little by little the pub comes to life, inhibitions fall away and the Eggs Collective dream comes true. Riotously funny.” We were nominated for a Royal Television Society NW Award for Best Comedy Programme.
The Shrine of Everyday Things receives rave reviews in Andrew Haydon’s Postcards from the Gods, “a very real part of the future of theatre”, Laura Maley’s Cultural Shenanigans, “picture perfect”, David Murray’s Quiet Man Dave “intelligent, beautifully designed theatre” and in Manchester Theatre Awards, “a well-performed, beautifully crafted production”. You can see a Storify of the show here. We were interviewed for Time Out, voted one of David Murray’s Top 5 Theatre Performances and featured in The Guardian‘s Top Tickets.
Eggs Collective Get A Round gets a 3 STAR REVIEW in THE GUARDIAN from Buzzcut Festival, “while it may look shambolic it’s craftily structured, whipping the audience up into a frenzy”. It also gets a rave review from Gscene at Brighton Fringe Festival” a pitch perfect Kafkaesque feminist Dreamgirls”.
The Secret Life of You and Me gets more great 4 STAR REVIEWS after it’s run at Ovalhouse, London including Lyn Gardner’s review in THE GUARDIAN from Latitude Festival, EXUENT MAGAZINE, A YOUNGER THEATRE, THE GOOD REVIEW and WHAT’S PEEN SEEN? and a BLOG POST from BlogPreston after the UCLAN date.
Rózà gets featured in Teatro Journal, photographed in Folha de São Paulo, a stint at a press conference and I receive misplaced praise for my German accent in Portuguese in the Gazeta do Povo “a positive point was Lowri Evans. She spoke in English for the majority of the time and when she spoke in Portuguese she did so with a delicious – and providential- German accent”.
2004 – 2013:
Me and the Manchester Evening News have a long history. I used to pester the paper about my art and sometimes they’d run a feature about it: