With an eye on TV as the most prominent entertainment provider of our time, and the other on live performance, Ms. Paolini – regular Cabaret Instigator, theatre maker, performance artist, director and citizen of the world – brings together elements of the flat screen with the unpredictability of fleshy reality.
Ms Paolini along with her ensemble Jesus Paolini Park (JPP) & guest artists/acts will create the ideal entertainment for anyone who wants to sit and watch other people do things that they could be doing, if they were not sitting there watching them doing it, but they choose to do so as it is best!
A performance artist, director, curator and founder of the Jesus Paolini Park ensemble. Patrizia Paolini’s entire career and ethos as a practitioner is rooted in physical theatre. Patrizia’s training has been informed by a diverse collection of influences including Lecog and Bascuh.
As a solo-performer Patrizia has generated a body of work comprising of numerous experimental one-off cabaret outings and theatre shows such as What Else? at the Oval House and Where Are You From? at Camden People’s Theatre. Patrizia has collaborated with established companies such as Wishbone, Dende Collective and the multi-award winning Ridiculusmus – she is currently curating, devising, directing and producing Ms. Paolini’s Phantasmagoria Cabaret, supported by Hoxton Hall.
Following an Art School education Matt Rudkin has worked in puppetry, cabaret, devising performance and street theatre as a performer, writer, director and maker. He has performed throughout the UK and Ireland, and extensively in Europe and world wide. Rudkin was a Senior Lecturer for 17 years at the University of Brighton where he developed a wide range of exercises for training skills in improvisation, acting, writing and puppetry.
Born in Norbury in 1970, Fox was quite an unexceptional child. Drifting through school, his dreams were of either being a pop star or an airline pilot. Since he has made five one-man shows. A Slackers Opera, a 15 minute collage of his songs, poems, drawings and a dance routine, performed in the Pit at the Barbican. Rebranding Mr God, featured a large drawing of Tom Cruise and some lights from Habitat, and was nominated by the Guardian for their Alternative Perrier Awards.
In 2005, for BBC Radio 4, Fox created the four part series On a Lonely Planet. For the last few years, Fox has been focussing on his songs about modern life, which have been played on BBC 6 Music. Having given up on the idea of being an airline pilot many years ago, he is still hoping that it isn’t too late to become a pop star.
Helen is a puppeteer, performer and theatre designer based in the UK and Portugal. Currently touring projects include: a mini theatre complete with ornate rococo interior and an object comedy called Janet about a lump of uncooked bread dough who doesn’t want to be cooked. Over the years, Helen Ainsworth and John Mowat have had great fun creating various shows together exploring puppets and other disobedient and unruly objects.
McGrath is a Kenyan born, UK based comedian and author. She was voted 1 of 5 top female comedians to watch by Fabulous Magazine 2012 and appeared on BBC World New Years Comedy Show and BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live. She has been nominated for Best Newcomer by the Black Comedy Awards.