Glasgow Cabaret Festival presents
Fri 14 - Sat 15 Oct 2011 | 7.30pm | £14/£12 + bf
The third show from sell-out cult cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish, Pop Centre Plus, at the Arches, Glasgow on 14th-15th October.
Everyone wants a career in pop, and if The Saturdays can do it, then, by God, so can you. After rigorous education at the School Of Pop, and intellectual training during The College Years, it’s time to move out of your parents’ house and get a f**king job. Meticulous analysis of your skills and strengths will reveal your optimum career-path. Are you a Bieber? Maybe more of a Cher? Or just The Wanted? If you don’t sign on, you will never know.
Fresh from its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe 2011, the indefinable, unstoppable cult cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish bring the third installment in their mission of musical education to the Arches.
Following the sell-out, box-office-smashing success of their previous shows School of Pop (2009) and The College Years (2010), their latest offering, Pop Centre Plus, is a careers advisory service for young pop hopefuls. Utilising Frisky and Mannish’s patented five-prong career-path classification system, it features motivational case studies (Madonna), popular trend application (N-Dubz), and identification of useful skill-sets (Cheryl Cole).
Mashing together musical theatre, cabaret, sketch show and comedy with a burning love for pop music, Frisky and Mannish have performed all over the world, from extensive tours of the UK to the Melbourne Comedy Festival, the Sydney Opera House and Singapore. Already nominated for numerous awards, they are renowned for their Christmas shows at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End, as well as their summer residencies at the udderBELLY on the South Bank.
Duration: 45 mins
For performance on Fri 14th please enter through Argyle Street
For performance on Sat 15th please enter through Midland Street
Praise for Frisky and Mannish:
***** Edinburgh Evening News
***** Daily Mail
***** Time Out
“Superb and uncontrollable”
“On paper, it’s next-to impossible to do justice to what happens during a Frisky and Mannish gig…”
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”