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Jul 02

“My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver” – Directors Notes

By Mark Attwood | Life

It’s always fun putting a new show together, but working on “My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver” with Toby Hadoke has been a particular pleasure so far. The very first preview for the Edinburgh run happened last Thursday at Tara Arts in London. Here’s an iPhone pic for completists…

Very nice little venue with lovely staff. It was a very “Who” crowd that appreciated Toby’s ability to run off every single Dr Who fact in the known Universe, but we are making this show for people with no knowledge or even interest about Dr Who, as we did for the predecessor “Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf”. It’s very much a bittersweet autobiographical piece that, despite being a “sequel”, very much stands up in it’s own right. The good news is that Toby has too much material. It ran at 1 hr 28 mins on Thursday, which is about 38 minutes longer than it needs to be for Edinburgh. A big improvement on the very first preview for Moths 6 years ago, which came in just under 3 hours!

(Toby on stage 30 minutes before the show started)

We’re doing more work this week on trimming it down to focus on the story, so come and see it early if you want more of the Who stuff 🙂

Here’s what the gorgeous former Dr Who companions Anneke Wills and Louise Jameson said about the preview in Tunbridge Wells last night on twitter. Click to enlrage the images if you can’t read them:

For more details on the show, including dates etc. go here.

May 19

Great Reviews from New Zealand for Toby Hadoke

By Mark Attwood | Uncategorized

When I’m not internet marketing, I can obviously be found directing and producing hit comedy shows around the world!

I am very proud of the fact that my good friend and co-conspirator, Toby Hadoke, is currently treading the boards in New Zealand with a show we worked on together called “Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf”. I’ve blogged about this before, but Toby’s just emailed me from NZ with the reviews – all good, I’m pleased to add!

This show was first performed in our living room to myself, my wife Katy and her sister Louise. We witnessed the birth of a minor phenomenon because this show just won’t die! It’s been all over the UK and in Florida and California, on BBC radio (got nominated for a Sony Award – you can buy it from Amazon) and is now going down well with our antipodean cousins.

Check the reviews out here:

http://theatreview.co.nz/reviews/review.php?id=2237

http://theatreview.co.nz/reviews/review.php?id=2195

http://www.salient.org.nz/arts/theatre/moths-ate-my-doctor-who-scarf

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/488124/2744720

If you’re in NZ – go check it out!