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Colin Leggo

E-mail colinleggo@hotmail.com

Telephone: 07714 822 344 or 0208 357 2600

Website http://gigglingpie.tripod.com

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  1. - 2000 DeMontfort University, Leicester

BA (Hons.) Theatre. 2(1). Modules included: Writing for performance, Performing Shakespeare, Improvisation, theatre directing, performance modules and various negotiated studies (Involving venue hire, publicity, stage management and directing)

1996-1998 Coventry University of Performing Arts

HND Small Scale Theatre, Distinction. Modules included: Community

Theatre, Arts management, fund raising and sponsorship, children's

Theatre and final project (Involving the creation of own Theatre Company to write, produce and perform own show successfully around the midlands)

 

RECENT PERFORMANCE WORK WHILST IN TRAINING.

Dec 1996 Played "Mr. Rushton" in Robert Tressle's "Ragged Trousered Philanthropists",

Directed by RSC assistant director Danny Carrick. Also became Set Designer and Publicity Manager during the project

March 1997 Co Writer, Director, Production manager and Performer in "I'll meet you inside".

Reminiscence theatre project that toured to Rest homes around the midlands.

July 1997 Played "Judas" in the "Coventry Mystery Plays" Directed by John Doyle. Performed in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral.

Dec 1997 Played "Mr. Toad" in "The Wind in the Willows", a Schools theatre tour with Toad in the hole Theatre Co. Also became Schools Liaison during the tour.

May 1998 Played "Dr Prentice" in Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" Directed by Matthew Clift.

Dec 1998 Co Writer, director and Performer in "Life's a mess". Physical devised performance for Writing for theatre module at DeMontfort University.

Jan 1999 Played "The Murderer" in British Premiere of "Humankind" at the 'Y' theatre, Leicester. Also set designer during the project. Photo.

Feb 1999 Played "John Wishammer" in "Our Country's Good", at the 'Y' theatre.

March 1999 Played "Anthony Monroe MP" in Stage adaptation of "The Bird cage". Photo.

March 1999 Stand-up comedy appearance for variety show by "Plastic Entertainment"

April 1999 Played "Richard" and "Edward" in "Pause", a double bill of Harold Pinter's "The Lover" and "A Slight Ache". Multi-media production where I was involved with filming and editing material used.

May 1999 Played "Malvolio" in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" with DeMontfort Theatre Company. Photo. Review.

June 1999 Deviser, director and Performer in "Make like you Believe". Directed by James Yarker from Stan's Cafe. Performed at the Phoenix Arts Centre, Leicester.

Dec 1999 Co Writer, Director and Performer in "Charlie in Lights". One act play performed at The Raked Theatre, Leicester.

Jan-Feb 2000 Co Writer, director and Performer in "Cheese & Scrumpy". Two man Stand-up and Sketch show with Multi-media. Performed as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival 2000.

 

COPORATE EVENTS AND OTHER TOURING EXPERIENCE

June 1999 Deviser and Performer in "Operation Tempest". Corporate Video for Winners Action Drome.

June-July 1999 Played "Pooh Bear" in Schools tour of "Winnie the Pooh" with Positive Image Productions.

June 2000 Played "Johnny Showbiz" in "Lord Byron's Harmony Garden". Corporate party event for Inter-act.

 

OTHER RELEVENT PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Feb 2000 Performed Two Man Sketches at Jongleurs Comedy club, Leicester.

Feb 2000 Reached 2nd heat of BBC New Comedy Awards 2000 with Comedy Double act.

Feb-Sept 2000 various open Mic Stand-up appearances around Leicester and London.

Oct 2000 Co writer and presenter of "Plink, plink, fizz". Lunch time radio comedy/chat show for Demon FM. Website:

 

SKILLS

Adaptable

Through my training I have gained many skills in various performance areas. Numerous outside performances have trained my voice to adapt to any situation or venue. I am efficient in other areas of theatre as well as performing. These include Publicity, Producing, Directing and Set design. All these skills have been gained through the experience of Touring Theatre to Rest Homes, colleges and Schools alike.

Confident

Through various Stand-up Comedy performances I have gained great confidence when in direct contact with an audience. I am able to adapt and cope with any situation during live performance, using my improvisation training to help me do this. I enjoy live interactive Theatre when you can make contact with your audience, such as Children's Theatre.