Remake of the BBC Radio Show I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

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Remake of the BBC Radio Show I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

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Hi all,

I am after a bit of shameless publicity (I have cleared it with the admins- thanks CitroJim!) . I had an unbelievable break in my career as a musician last year and am fortunate enough to be the Musical Director for a best of homage to the original show, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again. See the Wikipedia link if you can't remember the show, or weren't around when it first aired!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I'm_Sorry ... That_Again

We ran a pilot in Cheltenham earlier in 2016 and have been given a license from the original cast members. In fact, members of the original cast are coming along and doing cameo roles at each venue.

As you can see this has been a fantastic opportunity for me, but not without hours spent transcribing music from the original recordings and arranging, composing and rehearsing the band. So please, if you are able come along, the script is hilarious, the music catchy and it would be great to have some quality Citroens and other interesting vehicles in the car parks!

At a quick glance here are the tour dates
TOUR DATES 2017:
Friday 17th March
CHIPPING NORTON THEATRE, Chipping Norton
With Graeme Garden & Jo Kendall
Tickets: On Sale 1st December

Thursday 6th April
BATH KOMEDIA, Bath Comedy Festival
With Jo Kendall & Mitch Benn
Tickets: https://www.komedia.co.uk/bath/comedy/i ... -ill-read/

Saturday 29th April
ARTRIX, Bromsgrove
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Tickets: http://www.artrix.co.uk/whats-on/comedy ... gain-again

Wednesday 3rd May
MALVERN THEATRE, Malvern
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Tickets: http://www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/event ... ain-again/

Friday 19th May
THE COURTYARD, Hereford
With Mitch Benn
Tickets: On Sale Soon.

Friday 9th June
WYVERN ARTS CENTRE, Swindon
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Tickets: On Sale 1st December

Friday 23rd June
HUNTINGDON HALL, Worcester
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Tickets: On Sale Soon

Saturday 1st July
THE ASSEMBLY ROOMS, Ludlow
With Mitch Benn
Tickets: On Sale Soon

Friday 7th July
THE SAVOY THEATRE, Monmouth
With Mitch Benn
Tickets: On Sale Soon

Friday 14th July
THE PLAYHOUSE, Cheltenham
With Tim Brooke-Taylor
Tickets: http://www.cheltplayhouse.org.uk/whats- ... gainagain/
There will be a cameo from one of the original cast, or a celebrity fan of the show, at each performance.

The link to website for up to the minute information is here

http://www.offstagetheatregroup.com/

If you need any further information. just let me know.

This is very exciting for me, so thank you for reading and I hope to see some of you there!

Andy

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Re: Remake of the BBC Radio Show I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

Post by xantia_v6 »

That brings back memories. Growing up in New Zealand, my brother and I were not allowed to stay up late to listen to ISIRTA, which was inexplicably scheduled at 11pm. My brother however managed to rig up a time switch to turn on his radio and cassette recorder so that we could time-shift it.

I am not sure that I will be able to get to any of the recreated performances (unless a trip to the UK happens to coincide), but best wishes for a successful tour.

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Re: Remake of the BBC Radio Show I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

Post by Andy F »

Hi everyone, an update.

Last Friday we had our opening show at Chipping Norton, which was a sell out and a great success. We had members of the original cast on stage and lots of the original production team from the BBC came along in the audience (we didn't know they were coming!) and gave us glowing feedback. I can now relax and enjoy the tour knowing the music I have transcribed/ arranged/ written works and my band are fantastic. I'll put the press reviews up when we have them.

We are however, in need of bums on seats for our Bath show at the Komedia on the 6th April, so if you can come along please do.

In Citroen related news, you can fit and an electric piano, amps, trumpet, all the stands, show props and much other band equipment in a Xantia hatchback, poor old thing.

Sorry for the shameless plug.

Andy

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Re: Remake of the BBC Radio Show I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again

Post by elma »

Congratulations on the great first show.

My bum isn't going to make it but I'm sure you'll fill theses seats.