Category: 14/48

14/48 #022: Last Message

I’ve been told there are “requests” to see this. 14/48 Leicester. This is my message to you:   Hang on, let me pester you. We few came here to Leicester The Shrewsbury of the East. We came to feast on our creative juices. Let us smile, consider what we’ve achieved. Who’d have believed we’d get […]

14/48 #021: The Final Night

There is a theory in 14/48 which speculates the second night will always be bigger than the first. The writers and director’s have seen what’s capable. The design team and tech teams have found their groove. The band are slicker. The final night of this festival offered more proof this was true. The comedy got bigger. There […]

14/48 #020: Matt Cawrey – Videographer

Matt Cawrey is part of the 14/48 furniture. He has photographed many 14/48 festivals and while he has his camera, stills are not on his mind. “In the spirit of 14/48 and trying out new stuff I am filming this festival.” While the jump from still to video may seem minor it’s actually a massive […]

14/48 #019: Paul Rogers – Design Team

Paul Rogers is a man who has done a lot of 14/48 in a lot of disciplines. The only thing he hasn’t done is writing. This festival finds him on the design team. So why does he keep coming back for more? “It’s a lot of fun. It’s just about the challenge of doing really […]

14/48: #017: Emma Bamford

On the edge of the stage, swinging her legs, is Emma Bamford. She is dressed as either a bee or a fat wasp. “Today I am playing a bee.” That cleared that up then. What character is her bee. “Stoned.” I asked if she is method acting while I look for a man called Frank. […]

14/48 #016: Jenny Hibberd – Band

Inside the main auditorium the band are on a well earned break. Sitting on her stool and plucking at an electric ukulele is Jenny Hibberd. The notes rings out and fill the air with harmonics. She is doing what musicians might call “noodling”. It sounded fantastic. Electric uke is not her only instrument. Depending on […]

14/48 #014: Rehearsals #3

When working with creatives it can be difficult to know what’s real and make believe. So when you see Remi Legache giving James Kerr a head massage while humming gently it’s a good idea to not laugh. At least until you’ve checked they are rehearsing. Fortunately they were rehearsing. It’s a good job I found out because […]

14/48: #013: Jess Green – Writer

Jess Green is a writer and performance poet who is a veteran of 14/48. She has written for Leicester and Wolverhampton festivals. We catch up with her on the Saturday morning after she’s had about 6 hours sleep in the last 2 days. “I had most of my sleep yesterday. I had an hour and a half […]

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