All set for screening of ‘Down and Out’ @HOME_mcr – can’t wait

Can’t wait to catchup with the incredible cast and crew of Down and Out at the launch on Saturday –

Red carpet screening at Home in Manchester, then we party!

You’ll never guess what my character gets up to!

Christopher Faith    is  the writer and he plays my film big bro. Natalie Kennedy is our wicked Director

Thank you Rainmaker Pictures  Chalkboard Pictures

Shall I shan’t I…?

Just deciding – shall I shave off my beard?!

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I grew this for my role as Henry F Potter in Blue Apple’s Christmas show ‘It’s A wonderful Life!’ I also grew a new accent! That was fun.

Going to see the BBC soon and filming with Andy next week, and seeing my bro William, so …..? Let’s see what I decide!

Who knows?

wicked!

Performing at the Big Sky Studios with Culture Device Dance project – Best evening of my life?

Amazing evening dancing at Big Sky Studios in London with the Culture Device Dance project.

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This will end in Tears performance at Big sky Studios

This will end in Tears performance at Big sky Studios

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Tommy Jessop :  This will end in Tears' performance at Big Sky Studios

Tommy Jessop : This will end in Tears’ performance at Big Sky Studios

 

Then everyone else came on stage for a massive party.

Performance party at Big Sky Studios

Performance party at Big Sky Studios

Thanks Daniel Vais for this chance to immerse myself in the music on this massive white stage. Wicked!

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v proud of my sister, Cara

Cara is launching an app for little children with Down’s syndrome and on International women’s Day featured as bit.ly/1QAWG8B. ‘The sister who became a ground-breaking game designer’

Cara and William, my brilliant sister and brother,  set up an accessible game design studio, Enabling Play. They are about to launch an app called Millie Moreorless which teaches maths @MillieMagnitude .

working with the lovely Sarah Gordy for first time

Looking forward to Wed 18th November 7pm – working with Sarah Gordy and Holly Riseborough for the first time in an open rehearsal of dance and spoken word. I’ve known Sarah for several years and keep meeting her at events, but we have never worked together.Dancing with two girls should be cool.

Thanks to Daniel Vais we have an open rehearsal together where we will also be working with the lovely Holly.

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Fun at The Twincess Event

Fun and games at the Twincess ‘It’s a Knockout’ event celebrating Down’s Syndrome.

Having travelled 200 miles north to Chorley and  been interviewed live on stage, speeches at Twincess
nets at Twincess EventTommy then joined the team, crawling through tunnels and under nets, dancing, shooting basket balls, playing football being sprayed with water and shaving foam and met the most amazing people.

tommy with Abigail and IsobelCongratulations and best wishes to all at Twincess

Tommy Jessop hits the mainstream stage as Hamlet

Tommy Jessop, whose work includes a lead role in the BAFTA-nominated Coming Down the Mountain on BBC television, is playing the lead role HAMLET on tour with Blue Apple Theatre, one of the leading disability arts companies in the south which creates opportunities for actors with learning disabilities to perform in mainstream productions.

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The tour runs from May to July across Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Cornwall, including three nights at Winchester’s Theatre Royal.

Jane Jessop, founding director of Blue Apple Theatre in Winchester, said Hamlet was chosen as “the ultimate Shakespeare play” that would challenge both the cast and audience.

Blue Apple’s Hamlet has been adapted by scriptwriter and film maker William Jessop, 29, who has shortened the 210-minute play to just 70 minutes, without losing the key elements of the drama.

He said: “It’s unquestionably unadulterated Hamlet but is just shorter and sharper. This is the most ambitious play we’ve done, as it’s been comedy up until now. There are dark, adult themes with adultery, murder and revenge, but the actors love the gory bits and the blood and thunder.

“I’ve kept Shakespeare’s original language, so the key challenge has been to work closely with each actor to make sure they understand and own everything they’re saying and make each part their own.”

Tommy Jessop, 27, who has featured in Casualty, Holby City and in afternoon plays on BBC Radio 4, said that Hamlet was his favourite role to date.

“ Hamlet is my favourite role to date as in almost every other scene there’s a range of emotions to put across. There’s a bit of sadness, a bit of happiness and a bit of anger,” he added.

Tommy Jessop held me spellbound.  I was enraptured from the opening scene. Tommy Jessop’s delivery of the scene in which Hamlet encounters his uncle Claudius at prayer and debates whether or not to kill him was superb. You could hear a pin drop!  Stuart Mills DSA Journal

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