“Weloome to Encounters”
We are developing our new musical “ Encounters” through workshops at Amersham community centre. We are looking for singers who can do harmonies. £10 per workshop . Once workshops are completed we will begin rehearsals for the large scale community show. The Workshops will be filmed as documentaries which can be watched on Moving on tv Community Youtube
We were awarded a grant from Red Kite, to do these workshops at Amersham community centre starting 26th Sept then 19th Oct. 1-5pm.You can book and pay on www.paypal.me/movingontheatre.co.uk or text 07437 532 798 to find out more.
Here is a crowd funding video we created with some more information. We intend to raise £10000 in total to get the show, to performance level next Oct.
Wow! We got 5 stars for Piaf: "Love Conquers All" from Oliver Lugg!! - Broadway Baby
" very very moving Callas performance conjuring up a unique essence where there were moments when the very memorable sounds of Callas where captured.Thank you Marie Sussex
" Inspiring Beautiful singing voice which made me cry great acting and with traces of Callas in the voice " Louise Brighton
" An intense performance I loved it! Intimate ! I thought Laurene embodied the subject magnificently and told s great story.Very moving"
" We loved both Piaf and Maria shows as Laurene portrays the artists amazingly well without imitation and excites the audiences " W Hove
"There are not many performers who would dare to represent Maria Callas on stage not just by acting the life but also by singing the songs - but then one day along came Laurene Hope. And what a memorable evening she produced! MARIA is an intense, powerfully sustained and finally very moving show, as the dark, often tragic course of Callas's experience is shot through with moments of musical beauty and grace. Hope does not imitate Callas (who would want to try?) but - as in her previous production on the life of Edith Piaf - produces her own vocal expressiveness which captures both the truth of Callas's remarkable life - and more importantly its spirit." Steve Gough BAFTA winning director
2 Divas in 1 Tour 2018
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"A huge bouquet for you and also for the amazing Martin and Francis A brave, passionate, pitilessly truthful portrayal of the legendary, tragic Diva. Laurene Hope brilliantly captures the multiplicity of conflicting personalities which was the Callas phenomenon - sad, painful, saucy and occasionally hilarious this five-star show is also graced with some great operatic singing. In short, Laurene Hope IS Callas"
" Stunning is all I can say stunning show stunning acting and stunning Laurene Hope and her singing and lots of fun with Francis and Martin Ottewill too loved it " Fiona Bu"
its time now that Laurene got discovered as she is first class as a director producer set designer and performer she excels and would do well on the west end" Cathy Windsor
"From the first moments Lauren commanded the stage with confidence and subtlety. She did not attempt to mimic Piaf, but created her own persona based on the highs and lows of Piaf's prodigious, yet ultimately very fragile talent. The play dramatically revealed that fatal path of addiction and broken relationships which blights to many spiritual fulfillment." Steve Gough
"I was utterly charmed by this intimate one-woman production, which was beautifully staged and full of real life emotion. Taking us through reminiscence and song, Laurene Hope is completely believable as The Little Sparrow. The audience are teased and charmed throughout with some of her best loved ballads as if being entertained in a cabaret bar." Henley Chronicle
We're currently putting on a show called Piaf: Love Conquers All, it's all about the life story of Edith Piaf including some of her most prestigious songs, from her teenage years up to when she died.
Latest and greatest Feedback:
"Better than Elaine Paige. A great night out.
- John R
"A wonderful introduction to the life and music of Edith Piaf in a lovely intimate theatre. Thank you!"
- Trish Z"Excellent show, great tribute to her in a foreign land!
- Philippe G
"One of the best shows I've seen all year" - Graham, Edinburgh
"You made me cry! An outstanding performance" - Nicola, Henley
Piaf comes to High Wycombe on the 22nd April from 11-3pm at the Air raid shelter café “Laurene Hope is Piaf as she is a medium who becomes Piaf and magnetizes the audience with songs like “Je ne regrette rein and more this 5 star artist is worth seeing” Liam Maidenhead
We are urgently looking for a sponsor and venues to book our shows into. Please contact us for more details.
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