IS EVERYONE OK? and The nabokov Christmas Party

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Though we’re supposedly finished for the year, we just can’t help ourselves but host one final 2009 shebang. So get hoist your mistletoe aloft … it’s The nabokov Christmas Party!

We’re bringing our hit show IS EVERYONE OK? to London for one very special night only for a right royal showdown in the city. The show has been touring nationwide for the past six months to huge acclaim, so we thought an end of year hurrah in the city might be right up your street.

We’re combining this very special one-off performance with a bit of a party, so glad rags at the ready. All proceeds will go to The Actor’s Benevolent Fund so see the door charge as your good deed for the week.

Yes! Head on down to Brixton for some drinking, dancing and a rare chance to catch the show everyone is talking about. There are 100 places and tickets are first come first served on the door. Doors open at 3:30pm and it’s party till you drop. (If you’re not one of the lucky hundred, you’re welcome to the party afterwards from 5.00pm anyway…)

We’ll see you there!

IS EVERYONE OK? and The nabokov Christmas Party

Sunday 13 December 2009 // 4pm till late
The Dogstar // 389 Coldharbour Lane // London SW9 8LQ
Tickets £10 on the door
All proceeds to The Actor’s Benevolent Fund

Frantic, Kneehigh ... and nabokov?

There's a great preview of IS EVERYONE OK? on the This Is Plymouth website in advance of our run at The Drum this week, with some nice things about us in it.

"Somecompanies do seem to have the knack of coming up trumps on an enviable number of occasions," writes someone or other who sadly is denied a byline and therefore proper attribution.

"They lodge in our brains, and we recognise their names with a sense of warm anticipation. Coming instantly to mind are Frantic Assembly, Kneehigh, Kesselofski and Fiske ... And on the strength of only two previous productions here, the new writing production company nabokov look as if they might be among those worth keeping an eye on."

Well, we're mightily honoured to be spoken of in the same breath as Frantic and Kneehigh, for starters, and we're always delighted if we manage to provide a sense of warm anticipation. So thank you very much anonymous staff writer. We hope you enjoy the show.

You can read the full article here.

IS EVERYONE OK? in Plymouth

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The IS EVERYONE OK? tour bus is revving up its engine in readiness for a road-trip to Plymouth, where the show plays for a week at The Drum, Theatre Royal.

Performances are nightly at 7:45pm from Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 November, with a post-show talk with playwright Joel Horwood, director George Perrin and the gang on Thursday.

If you live down West Country way, or fancy a little road-trip yourself, we'd love to see you there.

Full details here.

Is everyone ok in Wales?

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The IS EVERONE OK? tour bus is off on another road trip next month when the show plays The Assembly Rooms in Presteigne, Powys.

It will be the show's first visit to Wales and only nabokov's second ever outing west of the border following our visit to Theatr Clywyd with Artefacts in April 2008.

TheAssembly Rooms is an elegant 100 seat space in Presteigne which hosts a year round programme of theatre, music, films and exhibitions curated by Mid Border Arts.

Needless to say, we're dead excited about our visit.

If you live anywhere nearby, please do come along and see the show and say hi. Tickets are available from the box office on +44 (0)1544 260650

Before then, though, we're thrilled to be returning to The Drum at The Theatre Royal, Plymouth for five performances of IS EVERYONE OK? between 17th and 21st November. It's one of our favourite theatres in the country. You can get tickets here if you fancy coming along. And don't forget, all the latest from the IS EVERYONE OK? tour is posted over on the IEO blog.

IS EVERYONE OK? at Watford Palace

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The IS EVERYONE OK? tour bus rolls into Watford on Friday for one night only at Watford Palace.

We're thrilled to be producing our first show at Watford as a Creative Associate Company of the theatre, with 2ND MAY 1997 also visiting Watford in October.

Watford is the closest to London the show is coming this year, so for all you Londonders, this is your best chance to catch the show. Watford is a mere 20 minutes from Euston on the train, and the 18:34, 18:40 and 18:50 trains will all get you to the Palace in good time for a pint before the show starts at 7:45pm. There, we've even researched train times for you. And here's a map.

After the show, Watford is hosting its very first Open Mic Night, kicking off at 9pm in the newly refurbished Green Room Bar. There's free beer for performers, so bring your guitar. And even if you don't do a turn, you can get three bottles of beer for a fiver.

All of which marvellousness suggests you click here to get yourself a ticket and head to Watford on Friday. Yes. Good. See you there.

The all new Is Everyone OK? blog

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Welcome to the grand unveiling of the all new IS EVERYONE OK? blog.

We thought the show deserved its own online basecamp from which we can keep you fully updated on the antics and exploits of the company as they hit the road to perform at various festivals and theatres across the UK.

The IEO blog is already packed with info - tour dates, photos, video tour diaries etc - and we're aiming to add lots more content as the show goes on ever more adventures.

So add the IEO blog to your favourites, grab an RSS feed, and check back regularly for all the latest Is Everyone OK? news.

To whet your appetite, here's Episode Two of the IEO Tour Diary which covers the company's very special one-off show at Latitude and a few festival shenanigans besides...

Is Everyone OK? at The Holt Festival

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The IS EVERYONE OK? company hits the road again today for a show at The Holt Festival in Norfolk.

Jenni, Becky, Lachlan and Alex B are doing the honours.

TheFestival takes place all this week in the beautiful village of Holt and features a wide-ranging programme of theatre, music, comedy and art, headlined by Elkie Brooks!

nabokov's Camp Bestival Top 10

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Still a little squiffy from last week's Latitude shenanigans, the IS EVERYONE OK? company was back in festival hats this weekend at Camp Bestival.

We played two shows - at midnight Friday and Saturday - at the Dingly Dell stage in the woods. The amazing Alex B performed every male role alongside Phoebe and Becky, and they absolutely smashed it.

With our days free and the sun shining for most of the time, we actually got to see some other stuff and eat nice food and do some dancing. Here's nabokov's Camp Bestival Top 10:

1. Busting some moves to Silent Disco in the early hours of Saturday
2. Sound Of Rum on the bandstand in the rain on Sunday
3. Tangled Feet's Home in the woods
4. The bacon rolls from the Farmer's market
5. Kate Tempest's peerless set in the Bookworm tent
6. Laura Marling's voice
7. PJ Harvey
8. Roots Manuva getting the crowd to call to the heavens for sunshine before 'Dreamy Days'
9. Tim Clare's amazing performance of his poem Down With The Kids on Friday night
10. Ahem, Will Young (well, we had to take a look didn't we and he was actually rather good. plus we got to watch from the side of the stage and feel all important looking out over the biggest crowd of the weekend. [Oh, please. Ed])

There's a few photos up now on Flickr, with more to follow and some video evidence when we get round to uploading it, which will be just after we get round to uploading the 40 odd videos from Latitude.

Thanks to everyone at Camp Bestival for having us, and to everyone who came to see us. We're now going to hide under our duvets for a while.

Is Everyone OK? at Camp Bestival

Bestival We've barely recovered from Latitude but it's all aboard the nabokov fun bus once more as we head for Dorset and the stunning grounds of Lulworth Castle for Camp Bestival.

Is Everyone OK? plays two performances on the Dingly Dell stage, at midnight tonight and tomorrow.

We'll be tweeting regularly so you can follow our progress, and if you're going to the festival, please come and see the show and say hello.