Hopeless Players are now officially a thing!
We took Mrs Beaten’s Literary Salon to the recent Steampunk event in Gloucester. Poet Algernon Lear (Craig Hallam) was coaxed/threatened into performing and survived a set in which bloomers were thrown at him, hecklers demanded dancing girls and critiqued his work, and Reverend Davies found his metaphors improper!
This was also the first time we’ve had John Bassett performing in public as Reverend Davies, which was really exciting.
We’ll be exploring possibilities for taking Hopeless Players to events, putting on small entertainments with whoever is able to be there on the day. If you’re comfortable improvising within a team and fancy becoming a Hopeless Player now and then, do please let us know.
Equally, if you fancy having some of this chaos – or other forms of chaos that we can provide – at an event, do say!