Arcadia: Meet Terrance, Butler in the Know

Our featured actor this week is lovely Terrance, playing eyes and ears of Sidley Park, the butler Jellaby, in ‘Arcadia’.

With Monstrous Productions Terrance played roles such as Mr Vitoller in ‘Wyrd Sisters’, and in our August show ‘The Truth’ was the shady Lord de Worde. He also uses his talents behind the scenes with Watchers Productions, writing and producing for them in addition to occasional on-screen acting.

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‘The Truth’ raises £5k for Cardiff Mind

One in four adults in the UK will experience difficulties with mental health at some point this year. One in six are going through it in any given week. These statistics, from mental health charity Mind, help show why support for mental health – a topic many find it difficult to discuss – is so important.

It’s also why we chose to support a mental health cause for our first-ever production, Terry Pratchett’s The Truth, earlier this year. Cardiff Mind has been an invaluable service to the Cardiff community for decades, having been registered as a charity and company since 1993. They provide assistance ranging from counselling to domiciliary support and more.

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Peculiar Slice: Arcadia’s Bernard Nightingale

Meet the team kneading and proving Peculiar’s next production Arcadia ready to rise to the stage in February 2019!

Who are you and what you got cookin’?

I’m serving up Bernard Nightingale, a University Don. He’s turned up to help gather evidence to support an exciting new theory about Lord Byron that will rightfully catapult him into fame in academic circles. He stands out in the play as a character that leads with his heart and his gut (would never follow the ingredients list) rather than the more reserved and logical people we meet.

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Peculiar Slice: Arcadia’s Lighting Designer

Meet the team kneading and proving Peculiar’s next production Arcadia ready to rise to the stage in February 2019!

Who are you and what you got cookin’?

I’m John, the lighting designer, and I’ll be cooking up a storm of light. Arcadia has some moody scenes and different times of day, so I’ll be making the sets come to life with a bit of technical magic.

What ingredients do you need as lighting designer and what gets your taste-buds tingling the most?

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Peculiar Slice: Arcadia’s Production Manager

Meet the team kneading and proving Peculiar’s next production Arcadia ready to rise to the stage in February 2019!

Who are you and what you got cookin’?

I’m Sam, the Production Manager and I’m currently getting together a wicked team of people to bring Arcadia to life.

What ingredients do you need as Production Manager and what gets your taste-buds tingling the most?

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Peculiar Slice: Arcadia’s Director

Meet the team kneading and proving Peculiar’s next production, Arcadia, ready to rise to the stage in February 2019!

Who are you and what you got cookin’?

I’m the director! We are currently preparing for auditions, so it’s lots of documents and spreadsheets and refreshing emails every ten minutes.

What ingredients do you need as director and what gets your taste-buds tingling the most?

Patience and respect – it’s the only way your team will have patience and respect towards you. And a definite hunger for fun.

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The Truth: Pack Tactics

The Truth Shall Make Ye Fret – and fretting we are!

As Show Week (TM) approaches, the emotions and excitement are reaching fever frenzy. But it’s great; seeing how far the Peculiars have come since the first read-through of our debut show as a new company.

Everyone has developed and explored their characters so much – the five months since rehearsals started have given everyone the opportunity to really discover and learn to love their characters. Continue reading “The Truth: Pack Tactics”

The Truth: The Press Gang

Hello! My name is Josh, and I am peculiar.

About three years ago, my childhood friend Loz approached me to join a theatre company called Monstrous Productions that specialised in plays by the late, great Terry Pratchett, who were at the time planning a production of Night Watch.

As someone who had never read a Discworld book I was unsure about auditioning, but after being poked and prodded approximately 27,880,978 times I eventually agreed. Continue reading “The Truth: The Press Gang”