Crimson Cats are on the move again. Earlier today we did a live lunchtime show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds, where we presented extracts from our audio book My Life And Times, the autobiography of Jerome K. Jerome. I introduced the session and set each link in context and the actor Brian Wright, fetchingly attired in red waistcoat, check jacket and tie, read the extracts. Brian read My Life And Times for our audio book and today he even looked a little like Jerome K. Jerome.
The Theatre Royal at Bury is a delightful building, restored to its full Georgian glory about 3 years ago. Standing in the auditorium, looking at the rows of boxes around the walls, you could imagine Jerome attending a theatre much like it in London in the late 19th century.
From Bury to Somerset. Over the next couple of days we are doing two more live shows. These will be at Compton House, a country house hotel in Axbridge Somerset. On Friday night we will be presenting extracts from 6 of our books during a formal dinner and then on Saturday we will give our presentation of The Beautifull Cassandra, some of the Juvenilia of Jane Austen, following a buffet supper.
These occasions are great fun, great fun to perform and – we hope – great fun to listen to. Audio books are, of course, designed to be listened to and so performing extracts live makes a lot of sense.
And then… Australia. Yes, the Cats are going overseas in October. A promotional tour has been arranged for Crimson Cats ‘down under’, where we will be performing to a number of different groups and societies. More of that anon. At least, unlike real cats, we are not expected to travel in a cage. Or perhaps you think economy class isn’t much better!
If you know of a group or orginsiation which would like a live presentation of one or more of our audio books then please get in touch. Theatres, arts centres, libaries, book shops, book groups, rotary clubs, we’ve done them all. There is no charge – just a contribution to travel expenses.
We look forward to meeting you.