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Confessions of an Undiscovered Star

Entries in Miranda Dawe (22)

Monday
Sep262016

Things in the Pipeline

I've had a busy old summer.

The Cabaret Confidential night in July at the Pheasantry went brilliantly - I was so pleased. I am now busy preparing for a 'work-in-progress' which will happen late Nov/early Dec and I will post the info on how to get a free ticket on here but also via my twitter @MirandaDawe.

My novel is coming along nicely and I really want to get the first draft finished by the end of October if I can just keep away from Netflix now they have uploaded all of 'Gilmore Girls' to watch. "Oi with the poodles already!"

Jim has started a new job at joe.co.uk and is presenting the Football Friday Live show every friday night 7pm on Facebok live which is so exciting. We haven't stopped working together though and we submitted a demo to BBC Three Counties Radio and there have been positive rhumblings going on over there we are crossing everything - hopefully watch this space.

We had a lovely holiday in Nice earlier this month. We made a vlog which you can see here:

The rest of my time has been taken up with teaching kids drama, running musical theatre workshops, singing in care homes and running murder mysteries with www.ThatSillyProductions.com 

Keep up to date with everything by following me on Twitter @MirandaDawe

 

Tuesday
Jan122016

Confessions of an Undiscovered Star - The Show.

I have started to research and write my new comedy cabaret show. Most of it seems to come to me when I'm driving or in the bath but the majority is formed at the most annoying moment, just as I'm wanting to fall asleep. 

My title is 'Confessions of an Undiscovered Star' which I have been using for years under different guises but it isn't as self indulgent as it sounds; the point I want to make is that we all, in many different ways, are undiscovered stars. Everyone has hidden talents that aren't appreciated for whatever reason but the biggest thing I have realised whilst writing the show are the talents we possess that are obvious to everyone but ourselves. For example: my Mum's friend is a WHIZ at dress making and alterations but massively under-charges as she thinks it's 'easy' and 'no big deal' yet every time I sat down at a sewing machine during my Textiles GCSE half course it broke! I have no shame in telling you my mum pretty much made my final garment (ok a bit of shame). 

I am just as much of a culprit: I make a lot of my income from teaching drama and I have to begrudgingly admit there has always been a feeling of "I'm failing" at the back of mind when teaching - that terrible old adage 'those who can't teach' comes into my head and every time I do my tax return and it's more teaching than performing money I feel a failure - justified or not. Then this Christmas I received a lovely card from the mother of three girl's I teach drama and thanking me for all I do for her daughters: "even my shy Maia can't wait to come every week". It choked me up a little, and this isn't even one of the students I have got into a drama school or a scholarship or even to pass a LAMDA exam this year - this is a child whose life has been made a bit easier through the confidence she gets from the arts.

I then started to think of all the children I have worked with over the years and how drama has probably helped shaped them; how during the two drugs awareness T.I.E. tours I have worked on I may have even saved future lives for all I know and yet all I had thought is "I bet people are wondering when I'm going to chuck this in as I'm not working - I hope they aren't feeling sorry for me, how cringey" - not because the work I was doing wasn't good or worthwhile but purely because it wasn't part of my plan or dreams. It's only it more recent years that I have realised most people are actually just thinking about themselves and don't care!

It's all about perspective and that's what my show is going to be about. We are all undiscovered stars, particularly undiscovered by ourselves.

Saturday
Jan022016

Happy New Year!

I have been singing 'Happy New Year' for a while actually as I am in rehearsal for 'Rent' at the Two Brewers at the end of this month horray! It's a fantastic production all for a good cause and I am going to be playing Mark's very annoying mother (among other characters).

Wishing you all a fun packed 2016 - let's hope it's a good one for all of us!

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!The cast and crew of TwoBox's production of RENT wish you all a Happy New Year!For tickets and information about our upcoming production, please visit www.twoboxproductions.co.uk

Posted by Two Box Productions on Thursday, 31 December 2015

Wednesday
Aug262015

Edinburgh Fringe Festival recommendations!

 

Monday
Aug032015

News or False!

We have performed our final preview and we are off to Edinburgh on Friday! It's been a long time coming and we have been so busy but it all will culminate into a very fun and silly show.

Please go to www.ThatSillyProductions.com for more information on how to come and watch us, also find us on Twitter @thatsillyshow

Here's our latest vlog - News or False?