The reader may have missed hearing of this incident that took place last year … http://wkbn.com/2015/10/19/real-bullet-hits-actor-during-old-west-gunfight-reenactment/ It was perhaps fortunate for the victim that the gunfight re-enactment was not adhering more strictly to the known facts, not least by placing … Read More
To the imagination, nothing is impossible! Carl HeapBeggarsbelief Theatre is the the natural son and heir of Carl Heap's first company, The Medieval Players.
Exploiting Carl’s trademark ‘poor theatre’ style, the company has mounted and toured a number of ambitious productions across the UK to venues such as the Warwick Arts Centre, Brighton's Dome, Manchester's Lowry and the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith.
Beggarsbelief are currently working on their latest original production - Goodfellow, a true tale of gun, guts and germs.
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At last! The ideas start to lift off the page and the word is made flesh (and bone). Thanks to our grant from the Wellcome Trust, we spent two highly profitable weeks at the congenial fh space in Forest Hill, testing out the … Read More
In his Wikipedia entry, and in the Don Chaput biography (Dr. Goodfellow Physician to the Gunfighters, Scholar, and Bon Vivant. Westernlore Press 1996.), George Goodfellow is credited with having performed, in July 1881, possibly the first ever gunshot wound ‘laparotomy’ … Read More
We have received good news from the Wellcome Trust, who have agreed to support two weeks of script development for Goodfellow: Anatomy of the Gun. This gives us the opportunity to test a (promising) first draft with a handful of actors and … Read More