Thought I best just say that Bane 4 has been delayed because I haven’t got round to it yet. Why’s that you f*****g p***k? A hectic tour schedule and other writing commitments mean that Bane 4 will not be heading to Edinburgh this year or touring beyond that. The plan is to take the final Bane, and a completely new show I’m writing, up to the Edinburgh Festival next year. I’d told a few people we’d “definitely” be heading there – so, sorry about that – and those who’ve made enquiries through the website, this confirms that there will be no Bane in Edinburgh this year – apologies. However, I hope that the delay will ultimately improve the show(s), as I’ll have more time to fiddle with it – and after that, make a show: WHAM. I will, however, be doing some cheeky scratch shows in Edinburgh, this may be Bane, this may be The Leafers (new show) or this may be something entirely new – I have July to start fiddling – and after, I’ll start writing: WHAM WHAM. When I know where I’ll be in Edinburgh, I’ll release something on here – then I’ll let you know on this website: WHAM WHAM WHAM. As you can see, I’m on scintillating writing form… so get ready guys… guys… guys?
The three month tour of Australia and Malaysia have come to end. A fantastic journey from Perth’s wonderful Fringe World festival, where Bane was lucky enough to pick up Best Theatre Show, to Adelaide’s stunning Fringe Festival, that saw Bane chance the week two prize for Best Theatre. We headed to the stupendous Melbourne International Comedy Festival and finished at the amazing Kakiseni Festival in Kuala Lumpur.
To all the people we met, to the audiences that came to see us, and to the many folks who made the journey possible: THANK YOU!!
We had a truly fantastic time. Hopefully we’ll see you again next year.
We’re very pleased to announce that Bane 1 will be on it’s way to Brazil, in May, to take part in the annual Cultura Inglesa Festival, held around Brazil’s cultural capital São Paulo. This will be Bane 1′s premiere in Brazil. The triggerman’s previous appearance being at the FITA Festival, Curitiba in December, with Bane 2 and 3. Events will take place across São Paulo and in nearby Campinas, Santos, São José dos Campos and Sorocaba. The festival is in it’s 16th year and showcases art and culture from across the UK. You can catch Bane here:
Sat, 25th May – Campinas (City near São Paulo)
Sun, 26th May – Santos – (One hour from São Paulo)
Mon, 27th May – Vila Mariana (Central São Paulo)
Tue, 28th May – Tatuape (Eastern zone in São Paulo)
Wed, 29th May – Santo Amaro (Southern zone in São Paulo)
More details to be announced soon. For more information, sign up to our mailing list on the contacts page.
Bane 1 has been confirmed at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013, which takes place from March to April this year. The show will run at 8:30pm from March 28th to April 21st at Trades Hall. It is being presented by Live Nation, and will be the final leg of Bane’s journey from Perth, western Australia, through to Adelaide and Melbourne in the southeast. See below for more information about the festival. To buy tickets for Bane in Melbourne click here.
An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia’s comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
The Festival was launched in 1987 by Barry Humphries and Peter Cook. Twenty-six festivals later, with attendances of over 600,000, it has grown to be Australia’s largest cultural event – selling more tickets than any other Australian Festival. With an average ticket price of just $26, the Comedy Festival is not only a hugely popular event but an extremely accessible one. When the Melbourne Town Hall precinct is converted into a giant comedy hub, there is something for every comedy lover, from the very best local and international comedy acts in venues of all shapes and sizes. For further information visit the festival’s website.
Bane sells out the Soho Theatre
The Bane trilogy completed it’s debut London run with a sell out performance of all three shows on a packed evening inside the Soho Theatre on Sunday night. The box-set-marathon had only ever been attempted once before. Fortunately, this didn’t prove beyond performers Bone & Roe, with Exuent magazine calling the cine-soaked trilogy ‘Extraordinary’ and One Stop Arts adding that it was a ‘Wonderful show’. The critical reception was fantastic throughout the week with The Times calling Bane 1 ‘Excellent’ and Chortle adding that Bone was ‘A powerhouse talent’. We’d like to thank everyone who came to see the shows throughout the week, we hope to be back in London again soon. Bane’s next performance will be at Perth’s Blue Rooms on February 12th, as the shows head across Australia for the first time. (More news on where you can see the shows in Australia to follow.)