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- LE (Little Erasmus)
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- Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:27 am
- Real Name: Tim Benjamin
- Location: London UK
Calling all actors... please consider being in my new "opera" (for want of a better word - all parts are speaking parts but there is music throughout). Details below!!
THE CORLEY CONSPIRACY
Author: Tim Benjamin / Sean Starke
Venue: South Bank Centre, London
Date: 18th/19th/20th September 2007
Director: Sean Starke
Producer: Tim Benjamin / Radius
Auditions: Oxford on 26th June or London 27th June
"The Corley Conspiracy" is a new music theatre work by Tim Benjamin
(music + script) and Sean Starke (script + direction). All parts are
speaking parts (not singing!); the work involves one male lead plus a
chorus of four (2 male 2 female), and two off-stage parts (1 male 1
female). We are casting for all parts.
The performance dates are 18th-20th September 2007 and the rehearsals
will be held in London during the two weeks preceding this, in London.
This music theatre piece is a portrayal of conspiracy theorist Mike
Corley, who posted his ideas at length on various Usenet newsgroups in
Put simply, Mike thinks that any use in TV and radio news bulletins of
the word "mad" or any derivative, alone or as part of any other word
(e.g. Knutsford â€“ includes the word "nut" â€“ get the idea?) is a direct
reference to him. He knows this because when they say these words, the
TV newsreaders always look straight at a monitor linked to a camera in
his living room. This monitor is placed, of course, adjacent to the
camera lens, giving the impression that they are looking straight out
of the tube at him.
â€“ "What Mike Corley Believes", H2G2 on Mike Corley
It is unknown whether "Mike Corley" was a real person, genuinely
insane, a "troll", a work of performance art, or a psychology
experiment, but his posts and the decreasingly credulous responses
form a fascinating account of an early Internet phenomenon. Tim
Benjamin's music theatre piece will use much of the original text of
Corley's posts and the Usenet discussions about him and will portray a
concealed Corley's decline into his particular form of madness.
Male lead must have non-region-specific English accent, and be c.25-35
years old. Chorus parts may be American or English, and have no
specific age requirement. NB These are all speaking parts and no
singing is required!
Please contact us for further information as follows -
The music will be performed by Radius (http://www.radiusmusic.org), a high
profile new professional "contemporary classical" group. The event
itself is part of the 2006 London Design Festival and will attract
significant press attention. "The Corley Conspiracy" website is at http://www.thecorleyconspiracy.co.uk.
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