Gonna Take A Sentimental Journey

Emotionally, if not exactly factually, it's been one year since Humph drove us all through to the Dreadfuls' first Glasgow Comedy Festival: it was one year ago that I first got my hands on Aeneas Faversham (I remember asking how to pronounce it for the first voiceover intro to the Secret Society sketch.) Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Improvised Plot and Lost In Time may not have made it out of the Britania Panopticon with all limbs intact, but Faversham's been the trooper that's kept on troopin'.

It's been a strange year, full of the highs and lows of a micro-budgeted sketch comedy show with [technical] ideas above its station. We've played some amazing venues cram-packed with atmosphere and performability, and some with slightly, er, less. A very useful year, seeing what we can get out of the show. Fun times.

This time around Jamie's driving us to Glasgow. Hopefully he'll let me put Les Mis on and we can all have a sing-along like in the good ol' days.

I'm a sentimental old git. They'll be plenty more good ol' days to come, Faver-fans! See you on the road.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the most dreadful people,
great show on monday in glasgow! loved all the sketches especially the operetta and the brian and emily ones...can you guys please get on tv again...or release a dvd or something? muchos thanks
PS what is the music that is always played in the opening sketch?

7:36 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

The first sketch of each show is always introduced with "Remember", from James Horner's score to Troy, 'cos it's a marvelously rumbling slice of looming excitement.

Interestingly, Troy was originally scored by Gabriel Yared - but that version wasn't deemed to be mainstream and boring enough for the audience of a single test screening and the producers threw it out; Horner was quickly employed to cobble some of his usual fanfares together.

The Yared score is a lot more interesting, and I'll be trying to sneak some of it into future Favershams. Check out my tracklist notes from the Fringe for the sort of stuff that normally gets used in the show.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god neil is dull

10:56 AM  
Blogger Neil said...


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