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Thomas Van der Spiegel
Congratulations on 'The Girls' musical! I hope this production will get a long lasting life in London's West End like Blood Brothers did in this venue, truly deserved. And not the typical 'musical' like there are so many, so funny yet moving and close to the audience storytelling. Best, Thomas
I grew up with the fantastic All Quiet on the Preston Front; admired Kinky Boots very much, but Mr Firth, Calendar Girls and The Girls are, I think, you're supreme achievement. The Girls musical, I believe, will be an outstanding, enduring success.
Congratulations on all of the above.
Keep playing the piano in your village on Friday evenings.
Paul and Lesley
I'm looking for logo to use for advertising and playbills for the production of Calendar Girls. Samuel French does have a logo pack available. Where to I find high resolution logos? Thanks, Keith George General Manager [Volunteer] Sioux City Community Theatre
Dear Mr Firth, I am a teacher in Doncaster and we run a school trip each year to Pateley Bridge, where we visit places such as Trollers Gill and Brimham Rocks. Researching the trip and the area I have come across Rotten Trolls and I just think it is brilliant! I know that my pupils (9/10 years old) will also love it! We have been looking to incorporate the Barghast legend into the pupils' work. On our trip we are using adventure to enhance writing skills. Would you be happy for us to use the Rotten Trolls story as a stimulus for this? I love the fact that the trolls are named after local villages and can just see my pupils scanning the map to come up with new troll characters! Kind regards, Jon Lawrie
The Rottentrolls are very close to my heart at all times - have as much fun with them as is possible.
And when you pass through Burnsall heading down to Trollers Ghyll in search of the Barguest look around - that's where we filmed Calendar Girls.
How good would a 'goodnight sweetheart' style, on-off revival episode of Preston Front be in 2016? Would Hodge still be selling fake Herons in his garden center?....maybe he joined the police force and became a likeable but pretty boring Detective Inspector with a grumpy, frog faced politically incorrect partner.
Would Eric and Dawn still be together?...could Eric have finally found some self confidence in his middle age, only for Dawn to ruin it all by running away to the beautiful South West coastline with a former lager lout, who behaved badly in the 90s but redeemed himself by becoming a GP who never smiles.
Would Spock leave the blackboard rubber behind and become a popular TV comedian?
Maybe we will never know.....has it really been 20 years?
Who knows. Maybe Diesel would also spend ten years working in a hospital in Holby, Lloydy would become a bouncer, Poison would end up surrounded by male strippers and little Kirsty would grow up to be an international movie star. Strange things happen… TIM FIRTH
Please release Rottentrolls on iTunes, Netflix or whatever. Please!!!
My whole family are huge fans of the rottentrolls.. Appeals to all ages and is so funny and yet there is usually a great life message for kids .. Buy Loads ! Its a tragedy that its still not being broadcast for the latest generations. You may have been asked this before but when oh when will the all episodes be available for purchase ? Like many others we are desperate and will go to almost any lengths to revisit. All the best Mike Melbourne, Oz
Dear Mr. Firth,
It has been an honor and a privilege to direct Calendar Girls at Boise Little Theater, Boise, Idaho, USA. Calendar Girls is more than just a play where you get together to produce quality entertainment while perfecting your craft. Much more. The story, of course, is inspiring in itself, but I think what is also very inspiring is the way the play, and participating in the play, brings out the best in people. Our group of 14 actors, 8 tech personnel, and a couple of local photographers decided to do a calendar to benefit the Leukemia Society. We left our inhibitions at the door, grabbed some food and champagne, and started one of the most meaningful projects we've ever had the pleasure of participating in. That's a day I will remember for a long, long time! That bonding and excitement continues through our run, from the actors and crew to the audiences and the beautiful calendars, all for a good cause. We have not only told their story but a bit of our own as well...that bit that lives in our hearts and souls. I could go on and on... I just want to say thank you. Thank you for this wonderful script and for the opportunity to work with truly inspiring people to tell this heartwarming story. Wendy Koeppl, Director.
Boise Little Theater
Thanks so much for this. I think one of the most gratifying things for me is the way the play inspires people to attempt the very act that inspired the play. I’m not sure many plays based on true stories do this! And of course every time it does, the seeds of the original sunflower are scattered further. I also know the original Calendar Girls would be the first to admit that if you’ve posed nude in front of an audience, doing it in the privacy of a photoshoot is a breeze. We have often laughed that, perhaps uniquely in the history of true-life stories, the replication of the endeavour on stage requires even more bravery than the initial one! Tim
It was our great pleasure to attend the World Premier of 'The Girls' in Leeds on Saturday evening.
What an emotional roller coaster; hilarious to heartbreaking and back to hilarious once more. An outstanding production, great music, precision lyrics, wonderful wordplay and a fabulous team effort all round. Continued success!
(Loved the 'physics' joke, by the way!). Paul and Lesley
Hi Tim. Ambleside players in Cumbria has just completed a run of playing ‘The Safari Party’. We do all our plays in the round and this play lent to that as I believe it was first performed in the round. What a brilliantly funny play, whilst sat around the table in act 2 most of the cast had a big problem with not bursting out laughing. Very funny scenes. The audience loved it… One question I have is why did Daniel carry LOL around the farmyard on his shoulders? Every time I heard that line, I couldn’t help but ask why? Sincerely Barry Porter (Chair & Lol ).
Thanks for doing the play. I'm very fond of that second act. Daniel is compelled by Lol to carry him round in an attempt to activate his intruder light. TIM FIRTH
Hello, I was wondering if the sound track for This Is My Family is going to become available. Thoroughly enjoyed it at the Belgrade Coventry, and would love to listen to it again. Thanks, Richard
Thanks Richard - I'm still working on TIMF - despite the productions, it's still a musical in progress! I wouldn't look to record it until it has settled into a final shape. TIM FIRTH
Dear Tim, I am writing to express our appreciation and gratitude on behalf of the Sullivan Players (San Diego, CA), the first theatre group to be granted US rights for "Calendar Girls" stage production. Director DJ Sullivan, an acting mentor and friend to many in the San Diego theater community for over 50 years, is retiring - and she chose this as her farewell production. This special and heartfelt production has been quite a journey for all involved. Everyone in the cast has a cancer story and personal connection. I, for one, was called to step in to the role of Jessie the week before Opening Night for a cast member battling cancer, whose recent surgery left her unable to return to the production as anticipated. Now, we have one more weekend left in our run, and this brave, inspiring woman's only goal is to be able to perform her role, even if just for one night, one act, or one scene, on closing weekend. Whether she regains the strength or not, there is no doubt our closing weekend will be incredibly special. We would love to share our production stills, reviews, stories, and calendar with you. Where may we send links, photos, and a calendar? Lastly, if you are reading this and are able to respond this week, before our closing matinee on Sunday 23 November, 2014, I have a small but meaningful favor to ask on behalf of the cast. Please do me the honor of your reply, whenever you ultimately see this. Most sincerely,
Hi Tim, really excited to be involved in Solihull on Stage next show Our House. I got the part of Emmo. Hoping you can help me with a disagreement over the pronunciation of the name, I believe it's as written Emmo while my lovely director believes in should be Emo. Any help on this would be much appreciated. Kind regards keith
It's Emmo as in the initials Michael Oliver. TIM FIRTH
Hi Tim. Just like to add to the ever growing list of peeps hoping (praying, in some instances!!) for a 'Money For Nothing' DVD release. I'm sure Gary and the 'October House Partnership' could make it happen!! Haha! Please keep us all informed on any ideas/leads we can chase! Cheers
Please use your influence to get Preston Front released on Region 1 DVD. Thank you.
Hi Tim, I was just watching “Money for Nothing” for about the 3rd time and it suddenly occurred to me that it’s about time you wrote a sequel!! I’d love to know what happened to Gary (Christien Anholt) when he grew up. Does he run a company? Did he make a real million pounds? AND….. Did he marry Lisa!?? etc etc. The characters in this movie are really wonderful so…. have you ever thought about a sequel?? Regards
Hi Tim, I thought it was time that I told you how much fun I've had singing 'Same Thing Twice' at various friends' milestone birthday parties over the last few years. It always gets a tremendous reception and I'll be singing it again next month, by request, at the 60th birthday party/ceilidh of our friend David, the Dean of Portsmouth Cathedral. I think the strangest setting for singing the song was on board a cruise ship on the Yangtze River - when members of the various tour parties were invited to entertain on the last night. It was a truly international audience but they all seemed to see the funny side! Best wishes and thanks for the song
Many thanks for this. Out of interest the song forms part of my new musical, THIS IS MY FAMILY. TIM FIRTH
My names emma shepherd and Im 16 years of age. When I was younger I grew watching the infamous 'Roger and The Rottentrolls'. This love for my all time favourite children's show has gone so far that I have spent years trying to track down series 3 and 4, which I can only describe as 'lost episodes'. I've even been to certain parts of the north where they were filmed. I have tried nearly everything to hunt them down, and I just now need to find a way to get hold of these episodes or at least see them. If you can help in anyway, shape or form please do get in touch or put me through to someone who may be of assistance. I've contacted itv and they said that you can only purchase series 1 and 2 on DVD (which I already have). All the best
Dear Tim. I played Cora in the Dereham Theatre Company's recent run of Calendar Girls and have just shared a beautiful nugget of information on the 'I'm In A Production Of Calendar Girls' Facebook page which I think you would like to see, as follows......
One thing I must tell you all. On Friday, our 'Ruth' told us about something that happened on her way out of the theatre the night before. Her husband was chatting to some people who had just been to the show and a man came up to him, a complete stranger, but who had also seen the show. This man told 'Ruth's' husband that he had come tonight, not really wanting to, as that very morning he had been diagnosed with lung cancer......he then went on to say that on seeing the show, it had made him feel so good, so positive; seeing Calendar Girls had made his day, very very much happier and moved by it all, and very grateful and thankful that he had seen us.
So, if that doesn't top it all, nothing does.......
What more can we say really? Just a blimmin' well huge CONGRATULATIONS for making the world a better place for all of us, through your writing. And of course the original Calendar Girls themselves.
Much love and thanks.
Dear Tim. I went to see the 10th Anniversary show of Our House back in November and afterwards had the pleasure of meeting you at the stage door - you may remember the chap you took through the gate and spoke to for a few minutes after the show before heading back indoors, me!
I'm 21 years old and have an absolute passion for theatre - particularly performing! I have been performing locally on stage for a number of years now as well as work lighting and video for other shows and a couple of years ago had the absolute honour of playing Joe in the first production of Our House in the Portsmouth area. It was without doubt the most fun I've had on stage - from singing songs by my favourite band and being able to draw on my London roots, to having to deal with my mum at rehearsals (who played Kath!! Who'd've thought!?). My whole 'Our House' experience was topped off when I was lucky enough to be nominated for and then win Best Actor in a Musical for it at the Daily Echo Curtain Call Awards (based in a different city to the one we played in!). Shortly before seeing the Our House concert I played Lawrence in Calendar Girls and despite the initial heart attack that happened the first time the calendar scene was done for real, thoroughly enjoyed working on another fantastically written and moving piece.
The reason I'm getting in touch is, not only to say how much I admire and enjoy your work, but to ask if you have any advice to any younger performers or know of anything that could help. I'm now at the point where I really want to take acting to the next level, and although I've done a little bit of professional work here and there - it's limited to voiceovers, murder mysteries and profit-share mini-tours. I have auditioned for drama school successfully but found that the only thing not allowing me to progress down that avenue is not being able to afford it and have no real idea of what to do next.
The passion and desire I have to break through into professional work has been with me since I was at school and has been boosted all the more after I won the chance to perform in We Will Rock You at the Dominon for one night only as well as being asked to perform some solos in a couple of West End based charity shows. Two weeks ago I was very lucky (and very very stunned) to receive an award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Comic Drama for Lawrence - which is something I'm extremely proud of doing and made it seem only right to contact you and see if you were able to suggest anything to me. Currently I'm in rehearsals for Blackadder (playing Blackadder) and hoping that afterwards I can find a way of crossing the line and perform professionally full time.
I really hope this message makes its way to you and if it does, many many thanks for your time reading it. I really hope you can throw any advice you can my way - anything at all would be of great help and really appreciated! All the best Sean.
P.S - please keep me posted if Our House comes back to the West End and you hold auditions, I'll be right there!! =)
The truth is there is no single route. I'm no great authority on performing or the structure of the profession. I do know that what drama schools cannot teach, you have already learned; which is to drive your own endeavour. What they CAN provide you with is the imprimatur of having been to a drama school which is usually how you get an agent. And an agent is what you need to get. Of course I know from experience the bloke who acts as the usher at auditions stands as much chance of getting the job as the actors - there are no marks for effort. BUT effort is a huge component and if you are willing to pester an agency until they come to see you then you will stand more chance than if you don't. That's the simple physics. Suppose the raw truth is - If you have been offered a place at a drama school, I would find anyway you can on god's earth to take it up. And be inventive in this. I know a guy who earned money storytelling round schools. It doesn't have to be Starbucks. TIM FIRTH
Hi Tim, After having watched Calender Girls tonight for the umteenth time. I feel such a special link. I live in your Grans old cottage, I feel such warmth watching the fete scenes its just like the Hatton Show! The May Wilkinson Cup is such a lovely tribute. Just thought I'd share that :-) Jo
Tim Kimber - Littlehampton, West Sussex
Dear Tim. Last night, the "ordinary" ladies of TJ productions did something extraordinary. The roof of the Windmill theatre Littlehampton nearly got blown off, the audience went completely wild, and everyone agreed that this little theatre had never seen anything quite like it. I am used to appearing in musicals, when the audience applauds and cheers throughout the performance, but I have never witnessed this sort of reaction in a play. Tim, this piece of work is pure genius, and we thank you sincerely for the chance to have been involved in something so special. More on Amateur Dramatics Forum...
Not everyone's cup of tea but was wondering where I could get my hands on a copy of dare to believe? I have looked everywhere.
I don't think Dare To Believe exists on DVD as it was deemed too damaging to people's sanity. We will check as to whether it is available on prescription. TIM FIRTH
Hi, I have great memories of watching ‘Money for Nothing ages ago, and have waited for ages to see if it can be released into a DVD… Any intention of issuing a DVD with a selection of Tim Firth works? I love Neville’s Island, although it does make me cringe in places, not from the undoubted skill of the writing (which is incredible) but by the fact that I recognise so many character flaws and human ‘foibles’ in it! I would like to add my voice to the number of people who would like to see more of Tim Firth’s work on DVD!
Any plans for this truly inspirational musical to tour again? Saw original in London in 2003 and again touring in Glasgow in 2008. Have told so many friends about it. Please bring it back. The younger generation can learn so much from it. Still don't know why it did not have the mass appeal of WWRU or mama MIA. It's streaks ahead of both. Tour again soon please!:)
Whilst cleaning out a cupboard I rediscovered my copy of Harmless Flirting. Would it be as good as I seemed to remember. Even better and what's more despite not having played it for three years - I could still remember all the words. A belated thankyou for Harmless Flirting.
Well I have now been trying to watch Border Café again for almost 11 years WOW Tim what an accomplishment so many people so moved by a TV show as to continue to plead for the release of the DVD’s I guess it foolish of me to think that by my adding my request to the list it will actually happen but I have to at least say GO ON GO ON GO ON… You know we want you to!!!! Like so many of the other good folk on this guestbook I would pay pretty well anything to get a copy of this series, I have the sound track but it is just not enough what can we do to get this released? who should we ask? And if not at least tell us WHY not??? God Bless you all Thank you for listening and one last time PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly the only way something like BORDER CAFE will ever appear on DVD is if a
company comes to us wanting to release it...and I'm still waiting for that call. I have to say it's gratifying to hear that some people watched it, though.TIM FIRTH
Hi Tim. My daughter is absolutely besotted with your musical Our House and watches it every day, more than once. I was wondering whether there are any plans for it returning to the stage at any time. I'm sure there would be lots of interest. Here's hoping!
Like so many others I should love to see Border Cafe on DVD, Preston Front is a favourite and I have watched it loads of times. But please can we have a DVD of Border Cafe.
Please please please can someone, somehow get me a copy of Border Cafe, it was my favourite programme and at the time was highly popular with my mates & I. I understand it has never been released on DVD and can't understand why, especially with the mountains of drivel I and others have had to endure on tv in the last decade or so.So if anyone can help me I would be eternally grateful.
Hi. Please put me on the list of people who would love a Border Cafe DD. I emailed the BBC when I was 15 for a copy of he show and I'm still hoping one day it will happen. It was my favourite program 10 years ago and it's repeat on UK Drama reminded me that it still is. A DVD release would be fantastic. Thank You.
Calendar Girls was premiered in Sofia - Bulgaria on 8th of April! It's a marvellous play!
Just to let you know that Our House went very well indeed and It does work with shorter ending than Cambridge Theatre version, still gives that emotional feeling between Dad and Joe.
Anthea & Dave Collins
Please, please, please could we have a DVD of Border Cafe after so many years of waiting. Even Tutti Fruitti eventually got released..
Luis Carlos Terrén
Hi Tim. I write from Spain and this is my little story. I was 12, when I met Madness and fell in love of them forever. I didn't mind anything else. I walked, studied and slept with them in my ears- At 18, I had a serious traffic accident in which my mother died and I lost 85% of audition (hearing) due to head injury. 3 years ago, I knew about the musical that you created and I decided not to see it, ...it was very hard for me. But a few months ago, my friends gave me for birthday and I had to do it. I had no words. "Incredibly amazing" doesn't express even half of what I felt. I could not understand the words, ...barely hear them, but the scenes that you invented for every song, were so similar to what I had imagined so many times while I was listening, that i didn´t need it. This is only to express my gratefull feel for make a new way to enjoy "Madness", ...the only way for me. Thanks a Million. P.D.: I bought also the "Song Book" from the musical, hoping to fully understand what they were saying, but in it, are only the songs. Is there any way to get subtitles or script? Thanks a lot.
Thanks Luis - I don't think there's a Spanish translation sadly but the script is published in boring old English. I'll see what I can do. Amazing story.
You may remember in the dark and distant past I lit Love Songs for Shopkeepers for you and Alan at the SJT.
Now I find myself running a theatre in New Zealand(!) and I'm looking for something to direct. It's always been a favourite of mine, was it ever published? If not maybe you have an old script knocking about?
I remember you sitting in the control room banging out the song on a piano for us to record (I wish I'd kept a copy). Still find myself humming those tunes.
Hope you're well and busy.
All the best,)
Has it really been 10 years since Border Cafe? I would like to add my humble cry for its release on DVD. Although I'm a dyed in the wool Preston Front fan I remember Border Cafe with much fondness. In truth I guess I'm just a Tim Firth fan as I love Flint Street Nativety and the rest of his work. I would however like to see another Preston Front series before all the locations disappear. The Roman Holiday Restaurant is really delapidated these days, but the Greasy Spoon Cafe seems not to have changed too much. I'd love to see if Alley & Carl ever got together and it would be great if young Kirsty returned from America as a young woman looking for her father. Do Eric and Dawn have any children yet? Has Lloydy made his millions yet? Has poor Spock finally found true love and does Diesel own a large car dealership yet? If not a TV series how about a novel (the production costs are a lot less!!!)
Hello Tim Firth Website, What an amazing writer! Please, please, please, please release Border Cafe on DVD. I really need to see it again after 10 years, PLEASE
Dear Tim. Great website. This is just a quick note to let you know that Grove Park Theatre in Wrexham are staging The Flint Street Nativity from October 28th to November 6th 2010. The cast and crew have had a fantastic time putting together the show - rehearsals have never been such fun! If you have the chance to catch the show during its run, please let me know, we'll make you extremely welcome. Regards and best wishes for the future
We are happy to add any amateur productions of Tim's plays to our WHAT'S ON page, so send your info to us here. TimFirth.com is also creating a forum on the website for amateur groups who perform Tim's plays. If you have any triumphs or disasters, or simply want to feedback a couple of thoughts or experiences on your show - these might benefit other groups planning future productions.
Jan Parrish Hendon
Dear Mr. Firth, I have been a fan of your writing for quite a while, and have found Calendar Girls to be funny, as well as an inspiration to “women of a certain age”. I am the Executive Director of the Robertson County Senior Center. We are struggling with a lack of funds, and want to do something to gain some much needed resources. There are some programs that are sorely needed, and our building is in need of renovation, too. We would like to stage a production of Calendar Girls. We truly do not know what venue we will use, but I am sure we will come up on something suitable. I have a lovely collection of women here, some of whom come from theatrical backgrounds. I know it might be quite ambitious, but what a “shot in the arm” this would be! Please advise the procedure for obtaining the rights to such a fabulous production. I thank you in advance for any help you might be able to give me. Best regards.
The amateur rights won't be available for a good while as the show continues to tour both the UK and other countries. However when the rights do become available this website will be the first to know and we will make a big splash! HOT OFF THE PRESS: See News Page...
Hello, Tim. Both my friend (Germany) and me (Finland/Scotland) have been big fans of your most beautiful song "A Book of Stories" for many yrs now. I have been trying to locate the track on both Youtube and Spotify, but it does not show up there, which is quite disappointing. I would like to know, if there is an easier way to get hold of your CD?.
Fortunately we were able to respond to Nikki's request and get a copy of Tim’s CD to her. Copies are still available. ORDER HERE
Dear Tim, I really like the way some of the scenes in Our House has been restructured especially with Kath and Dad dancing at the being of Act One then just flows into ‘Our House’. I would like to ask with regards to ending of West End / DVD I really thought that the whole Act Two ending with Joe and Dad talking to each other was very touching and emotional to watch then following on to ‘House of Fun’ then first scene of Act one reprise but without breaking in to pressman developments. Why has this slightly changed in the new script from Josef Weinberg? I hope you don’t mind me asking this would help me a lot as I have a production I am involved in next year. I look forward to hearing from you.
Louis - I wanted to keep the beat of contact between Joe and Dad, but then to move more quickly on to the end of the piece. The new version maintains a crucial momentum towards the end of the story, whilst hopefully not sacrificing any emotional impact. Have fun with the house. Hope it goes well. Let us know.
Dear Tim. I am very involved in a local theatre company in Bermuda, I’m originally from the UK – a Lancashire lass no less. We desperately want to put on the Calendar Girls but can’t get the rights, do you know if they will ever be released or would you give us permission to show it? We did something similar a few years ago with Black Adder and were asked to donate what we usually pay in rights to the Red Nose Day Charity. Do you know of any way we could do your play…..you can always come to Bermuda to watch it….. Many Thanks
Once again: The amateur rights won't be available for a good while yet but this website will be the first to know. Stay Tuned.
So, once upon a time, there was a hint that Tim was considering revisiting Roker Bridge in later years to see what had become of Hodge, Eric and the others. Was that just a tease or should we be holding out hope for something in the future? Further down the Guestbook page it seemed that Sgt. Polson was looking to re-enlist... ;-)
Hi, I was wondering if there was anywhere I could purchase the stage shows of Calendar Girls on DVD or Online anywhere? I'm unable to get to a theatre but would still love to see the plays, thank you.
There aren't any plans to release on DVD - stage shows never fare well on film I think - but there are many more tour dates planned for next year. Maybe the show will come nearer to you. This website will be the first to publish tour dates for 2011.
Thank you so much for uploading Money for Nothing. I just watched it and I thought it was great. Christien Anholt did a fantastic job. Everyone was great. Thanks again!
Tim thank you so much for putting the whole of Money for Nothing on your site. It’s absolutely brilliant!!!! Christien Anholt is superb, as are all the other actors and actresses in the film. I do wish it could be released on DVD but this is certainly the next best thing! Thank you again.
I'm designing and compiling the programme for Studio 7's production of Our House in Kingston next month and wanted to ask if I could get permission to use the synopsis that's on your website. I will of course include any necessary credits.
Yes, that's fine - please acknowledge TimFirth.com
Hi Tim. Have you any idea when the amateur rights to Calendar Girls might become available? I am a Trustee of a struggling theatre in Monmouth South Wales and we are hoping to mount a production to realise much needed funds to keep the theatre alive.
The amateur rights won't be available for a good while yet I'm afraid but this website will be the first to know.
Hi Tim. Any more news on Money For Nothing coming out on DVD? I know a few people who are keeping their fingers crossed that it will be released. It would be a brilliant Christmas present!! Thanks for all the great work you do!
Anna Morris -
Publicity Secretary, Guilden Sutton Players
Dear Tim, Our local drama group, Guilden Sutton Players, are staging the first ever amateur production of The Flint Street Nativity from 18th to 21st November 2009. We are so excited to be putting on the amateur premiere and wondered whether you may be interested in joining us, given that we are very close by! Please let us know whether you’d be able to join us (either incognito or with fanfares!)
Tim's response: Wow. That was quick off the mark! Ironically I'm going to be in Edinburgh rehearsing the first ever Scottish version, THE CORSTORPHINE ROAD NATIVITY but I may well send spies! Best of luck with rehearsals. May your donkey always collapse and your wings always illuminate.
Tonight me and my girlfriend watched Cruise of the Gods, followed by The Flint St Nativity, and it was a lovely evening in, so we thought we'd say thanks.
Have a lovely day, please write more,
Rob and Rebecca
Dear Mr. Firth, More then 10 years ago i saw some series of Screen One here in Holland. I know it has been requested before but since i cannot see when the last question was posted i hope you can tell me if the Screen One series have been available on dvd or vhs?
hope to hear from you soon. Thanx
Dear Mr Firth. Is it not time for another music CD - perhaps called Heavy Petting. Regards
Tim's response: Thanks - but in my experience there is always a much longer gap between Harmless Flirting and Heavy Petting.
Hi. Can you please let me know IF/WHEN Calendar Girls will be released for amateur productions? Theatre 81 seater in Colchester (Headgate Theatre). Many thanks
Mr. Firth, A colleague of mine remembers Money for Nothing as one of the best TV shows he's ever seen. We'd love to find a copy of it on DVD, but it seems next to impossible, despite having won the Best TV Film award. Is there any way you know of to buy a copy? Even a dup of a personal tape would be more than appreciated. Thanks so much.
A big thank you to all who have requested to see MONEY FOR NOTHING on DVD. The BBC show no signs of issuing any of the SCREEN ONE series. However plans are underfoot to look at the possibility of making a DVD available somehow. Keep tuned for further information later in the Autumn....
I am such a huge fan of the musical Our House and I was extremely disappointed that the tour ended last October. This must be one of the best staged, cleverly executed musicals of all time ( and I have seen over 60).The cast was exceptional. Will this musical be touring again? [Being completely cheeky I would love to see Chris Carswell and the girl from Footloose reprise their roles. But I think Shane Ritchie and Jessie Wallace would be brilliant as the Mum and Dad]. Regards.
I would like to see Money For Nothing too. Tim are you going to release it on DVD???? Christien Anholt who starred in that is a great actor. He went on to star in Relic Hunter and quite a few films which we can get on DVD but I really want to get MONEY FOR NOTHING.
Hi. I just want to say that I love your films. I thoroughly enjoy them and am dying to see more. I would love to see Money for Nothing get released on DVD, especially since it won awards. I missed out on seeing the film when it originally aired, and would love to see it on DVD. I hope this happens one day. Thanks again for all your wonderful work.
Is there any chance whatsoever that MONEY FOR NOTHING starring the brilliant Christien Anholt will be released on DVD. I know so many people who would love to see it.
Brill to see these bits of films, I’ve already been and bought dvd of Cruise of the gods. Wicked! I hadn’t realised James Corden was in it! Lol. Don’t you just luv Rob Brydon.
Whatever happened to the guy who played Sergeant Polson?
He was such a great actor, and not a bad looker either!!
Surely Mr Firth you could include him in some more of your projects....A spin off series or a movie part??
Many many years ago I saw a small student production of a play in
Cambridge. I loved the play but for many years I knew nothing more
about it. I was amazed when I found out the play's author and director
had gone on to world famous theatre, TV and movie careers. The play
was Hexen. Is the script available anywhere?
By coincidence I've also ended up doing visual effects work on both
Tim Firth and Sam Mendes movies.
The play was never published, just performed during university days. Tim isn't even sure he can find a copy! But again, watch this space...
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, release all 39 eps on DVD or in a DVD boxset Pleasssseeeeeee!
We all miss RATR sooooooo much. Last news of DVD releases was 5 (yes FIVE) years ago.. sniff sniff.
PS Beg beg beg beg beg beg. Grovel grovel. (willing to part with serious cash to get it) (Even if you just release your own copies sold thru website, GO ON, You know you want to...)
There may just be some movement from The Children's Company about making these and other TCC titles more easily available. Nothing too imminent but the Rottentrolls may become more (legitimately) online than they currently are. Keep watching this space for news.
Hi. I'm looking for a copy of the story of Christmas published by w h smith. We have a copy that we listen to and read every year, but the tape is getting old, and needs replacing. Can you help. Thanks.
See above - watch this space....!
Is there any reason why Border Cafe hasn't come out on DVD yet? I check every so often to see if it has. Thanks.
We have made enquiries both with the BBC and Hartswood who produced the show. The simple answer is that although the series does have a strong fan base (evidenced here and on the BORDER CAFE page), and had great reviews, it didn't attract enough viewers to make the production of a DVD financially viable.
Really thrilled to see that a Man of letters was turned into a full length play. It was a delight and an honour for me to create the role of Alan in the original production in Scarborough 1991. I still think of Jeff and Connal and the fun we had in rehearsals.
I'm still acting in the UK but also directing and producing theatre in Sweden for The Gothenberg English Theatre. www.gest.se
I really hope that I get the opportunity to direct a Man of Letters or Absolutely Frank over here, I know it would go down brilliantly. Great to see that life has been good for you, your success is deserved.
All the best
Hello, Mad keen on getting the Rotten Trolls series 3 and 4 on DVD
or well.... any format!
(if I may make so bold as to call you that). The current BBC7
repeats of And Now in Colour have just been such a delight. It
always was my favourite radio show, and even 17 years on - it
still is. I don't know if that indicates I've always had supreme
good taste, or that I just haven't matured at all since 1991.
If I'd been part of the audience, I'd've followed you lads anywhere!
Still would, for that matter. Masterful surrealism, characterisation
and wit. So clever to hang a sketch show on a narrative thread.
Or did you include sketches into a narrative show? Whatever,
it is still laugh-out-loud funny all the way through every episode.
If only the BBC would make the shows available on CD. Regards,
and thanks for the enormous pleasure ANIC continues to give.
I hope the residuals are good :-)
residuals are great and this year may exceed two pounds!
just like to add my name to the list of people who are pushing
for a re-release of the rottentrolls DVDs. there hilariously
funny even today 12 years on.
Hi any idea when
I might be able to get a copy of the script for the Flint Street
Nativity??? Many Thanks
Hi Tim, Just wanted
to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed playing the role of
Roy in Nevilles Island last season at Knutsford Little Theatre.
It was such a success that we chose End of the Food Chain to
start off our new season. I really wanted the role of Bruce and
got it after a hilarious audition. We're in rehearsals now and
will be staging it with a cleverly conceived set from the 17th
to 20th September. Many thanks for your witty writing and detailed
observations of the human condition. Cheers.
Just thought i`d
ask Is Our House the musical coming to essex? A venue i can recommend
The Towngate Theatre in Basildon.
dates are added all the time - keep checking the 'WHAT'S ON' page!
Our local drama
group in Warrington would love to perform FLINT STREET NATIVITY this Christmas but haven't been able to get the script. This
website states its available later this year but I contacted
the company mentioned in the link and they don't know when it
will be published. Any ideas as if its soon we'll wait but if
not we need to decide on something else for this year.
FLINT STREET NATIVITY will be published ready for next Christmas!
Thanks for the
great night out that was the press night of Our House
at the Birmingham Rep. And thanks even more for signing my programme
in the interval. Heres crossed fingers for great reviews!
I went to see
the new production for Our House The Musical, I went hoping that
the show was as good as when I had seen it twice at the Cambridge
Theatre, I can honestly say I was not dissappointed. The musical
is still exciting, funny and entertaining with a really good
story, I loved the performances by Chris Carswell (Joe) and Miria
Parvin's (Sarah) excellent version of the new Madness song NW5
was amazing she has such a good voice. My only complaint is the
fact Prospects has been dropped as I thought this helped the
story and was excellently done in the original. Good luck for
the rest of the tour.
Is there any chance that Our House get to the USA? I think Our
House can be a hit here. Is there any way I could get a region
1 DVD somewhere? I only see bits on YouTube. I want to see more.
The Chesil Theatre's
production of Neville's Island directed by Vara
Williams performed last May won the 2007 Southern Daily Echo
Award for Best Lighting and Sound Effects. It was nominated for
Best Set and Props, Best Director of a Comedy, Comic Drama and
Production of the Year. The ceremony was on Friday 18th. See
our website HERE for photos of the production. We are keen to mount Flint Street
Nativity next Season but apparently it has not yet been published.
Can you help?
Hello Tim Firth's
website. I love all the work Tim has done and will look forward
to seeing some more in the future.
Any chance of
more Rottentrolls DVDs? In particular, from the Princess Kate
series. Episodes like 'The Extremely Tempting Caravan' and 'Commander
Harris Loses It' have some of the funniest kids TV moments ever
- the bit where Yockenthwaite thanks the Rottentroll gods for
bringing the (train) barriers down to protect his caravan from
the truck, and Yockenthwaite on supposedly-stealthy military
manoeuvres carrying a giant arrow pointing to himself and blaring
a car horn. Really, really good stuff. And definitely in need
of a DVD release.
I believe tim
has been pushing for a new series for a while, but like everything
with the BBC, its probably like pulling teeth.
It would be great
if we could revisit Hodge & friends from "Preston Front"
is a kind of "were are we now" update. Would Kirsty
return to Roker Bridge in search of her dad? Will Lloydy ever
"grow up"? Will Alley ever find true love? Are Eric
& Dawn still together and is Diesel an Ostrich millionaire?
Only Tim can answer these questions and more. Lets hope he does
soon. PS. Anyone for a game of Gurkha Tank Battle!
Oulton & Grace Healing
Hi. Please could
you tell me where I can get a copy of Money For Nothing from?
I met you at charlies car garage in helsby about 6 months ago.
Can I echo Mark
Chapmans plea? Id really like to hear those songs
again, especially the one featuring Liza Goddard and Bob Hoskins!
Would pay good money to download them, lol.
This is a quick
plea for help. We are an amateur group undertaking Neville's
Island in November. We are having trouble sourcing a dead Gyrfalcon.
Does anyone have one we can borrow, or know where we could buy
one. We are based in just outside Portsmouth. Many thanks
Hi Tim. I have
loved the songs from And Now In Colour for years; funny and often
very telling and moving. Why no mention of ANIC on your website?
Apart from "he later devised an award-winning Radio 4 series."
I'm going to buy your cd from your website but are the ANIC songs
available anywhere??? Thanks
It would be great
to have a discussion forum on this site related to Tim's work
and /or promotion of new writing/writers relating to comedy drama.
Like minded supporters of Tim's work could share experiences
Is Our House the
musical going to make a comeback in the UK?
Thanks for the
newsletter! Its a pity to hear that you think Border Café
will never be released on DVD! Is there absolutely no other way
of us fans getting our hands on it? Keep up the good work!
Hey. I was a huge
fan of "The rottentrolls" when I was growing up. It
was my favourite show. I just wanted to know if there was any
way to get a hold of series 3 and 4 episodes. If there was any
plan to release them on dvd, or even to just purchase copies
of the old tapes used to send out the original broadcast. Rottentrolls
was the best thing on tv when i was growing up and if there was
anything i could do to see the 3rd and 4th season again, i would
do it. Thanks
I recently read
a newspaper interview with Stephen Tomkinson (Lancashire Evening
Post) in which he stated that we may not have seen the last of
Preston Front on our screens! - Please keep us informed of any
This is the Landlord
of the Holly Bush just wanting to say how much he enjoyed Ty
Newydd. Very sorry to have left before you called time gentlemen
please, but did enjoy your CD, and played it all the way to Southampton.
Thanks to both you and Willy for an unforgettable experience.
One of our directors, Margery, is really keen to direct a Tim
(we've already done Neville's Island and The End of the Food
you let us know if Safari Party or The Flint Street Nativity
available for amateur productions or whether they will be in
the future? Or
is there another of your plays you could recommend for the Chester
Theatre to attempt? A great website, by the way!
Flint Street Nativity at Liverpool Playhouse - I'd forgotten
just how good it is. Excellent production and cast. Have now
purchased DVD from Amazon and see something different each time
I watch. MAGIC!
Hi. I am a member
of an English language theatre group (amateur) in Switzerland,
and we would love to put on a production of the Flint Street
Nativity for our 25th anniversary winter production. I can't
find any links to buy a script, however, or find rights, so I
guess it is not possible, but I will be keeping my eye on this
website, and keeping my fingers crossed just in case! Of course
if I am wrong and it is possible for a group to produce this
script I would be happy to receive any information.... Cheers!
Hi, I am the owner
of various dance and acting schools in the capital of Perth,
Western Australia. I wanted to tell Tim that of all the musicals
produced in the new century Our House would have
to be in my top 3. It is certainly the most intelligent musicals
ever written- I absolutely adore it. I am on a quest to try and
find information of the rights as an amateur producer. I really
think I could do it justice! I saw you answered a lot of questions
on the site and was hoping you would make my year by helping
me out. Many thanks in Advance
hi tim. your dad
was my headmaster at primary school i would love to know how
he is these days and if he is still telling the stories about
spot the dog and chud and kipper. cant remember the name of the
puppet he always had in school.hope to hear from you soon.
As a huge fan
of PF, it was fantastic to see 'Back to the front' included with
series 3, but whatever happened to Paul Haigh. Its amazing that
an actor of his ability never went on to become an established
tv regular like Colin Buchanan and Caroline Catz.
A big big thankyou.
I have just found out that series 3 of Preston Front is being
released October 2nd. Can't wait, thanx.
I would like to
join the many other people wanting to see "Border Cafe"
on DVD. I have written to the BBC about it and they say they
don't have plans to repeat the series, so please get it released
on DVD if you can. If you need a petition signing, I'll be right
I loved Border
Café and have waited and waited for it to be released
on video and now DVD. How do we make Auntie Beeb do this?
It's me again!
Just watched series two, brilliant!!! Thank you once again.
My copy of the
Preston Front series two DVD has just arrived and does
not appear to contain any extras. Will these be included on the
three DVD - I do hope so.
Have just received
my dvd of AQOTPF and played all 6 episodes one after the other,
what a memory trip!!! SO lucking forward to series 2 and 3. They
seem as fresh now as they were when first aired. THANKYOU SO
MUCH. It's a shame it's taken so long but I am sure that hundreds
if not thousands of fans will not be disappointed.
please can we have an update (since '04) about the planned future
release of the rottentrolls, series 3 & 4, on DVD! many thanks....
I've just finished
watching the first series of Preston Front on DVD and
I'm glad to report that it really has stood the test of time.
every episode just as much as I did twelve years ago, and can't
the second and third series to be released. Any idea when this
Wow just placed my order with Amazon for series 1. Thanks for
Our House is a
truly fantastic show and was a real breath of fresh air in
the west end three years ago, i cant wait to see the show again
tours, Madness and Tim Firth are two writing forces in true matromony
this musical celebration of London life!
Any chance of
Calendar Girls being turned into a stage play and made available
to non-professional groups? As with most am-dram societies we
have a lot of women in their forties and fifties and very few
plays written for them.
I live in Canada
and am fortunate to have a dvd player & tv which I can watch
region2 PAL dvds on. I purchased "Cruise of the Gods"
from the UK and love it!! I wish it would be released onto region
1 format so that all here across the pond could enjoy it as I
have. Contacted the BBC, but I too, received their standard "...No
plans at the moment" reply. Are they crazy or what? I wish
they would listen to the viewers and get their act together.
There certainly is a market for more British Drama and Comedy
to be released over here.
. so can we expect the other two series to follow something to
look forward to
At last! First series of preston front released on 24 april 2006
about time! - followed by series 2 and 3 later in the year -
I can finally relive the series with my wife who wants to know
what all the fuss is about? Excellent news
the News page if you dont know what Im referring
to ) many, many thanks to whoever made it happen.
Hi there. looking
at Play.com today, it looks like it has finally happened - series
one of Preston Front is up there, with a release date of the
Have I seen correctly
that the first series of All Quiet on the Preston front is out
on dvd in April? :-)
I just felt that
I had to add to the clamber for the "Preston Front"
series to be released on DVD. I have tried explaining to my wife
how brilliantly funny these programmes were. Nothing to match
them since! She said "why don't you buy them, then.?"
I cannot believe that they have not been released. Why not? When?
approaching I was looking for the ideal Christmas present for
me. I was delighted to find comprehensive information regarding
Preston Front on Matthew Newtons excellent website. Imagine
my surprise and horror when I discovered that the best comedy
drama of the last twenty years is still not available on DVD
or video. This is a national disgrace. Who is this Powers Thatbe?
This person should be held to account and publicly flogged. Would
I be out of order in suggesting that if the setting had been
a leafy suburb in Surrey, that this program would had been rushed
into the shops in 1997? This is just the sort of Watford-gapist
attitude I come to expect from the BBC these days. Yours outraged
I just wanted
to add my voice to the list of people calling for The Preston
Front to be released on DVD. It was Comedy Drama at its
very best excellently written by a brilliant cast. Cant
understand why Eric and Lloydy dont seem to have done much
since. I even went out and bought the Milltown Brothers album
as I loved the theme tune!
Hey I was just
wondering if there were any plans for more DVDs of the Rottentrolls
other than Combat without contact and state of emergency?
powers that be, release Preston Front on DVD. A classic!
longhaul on BA in October might be interested to know that King
of Fridges is showing on inbound flights to the UK.
I have just returned
from seeing a preview screening of Kinky Boots with my
daughter (14) and friend and I just had to let you know how much
we all enjoyed it. We unanimously gave it a 'must see' rating
and between us it scored a 9.5 out of 10. When the credits rolled
and we found it to be based on a true story, I was impressed
even more by how well it was interpreted for the silver screen.
Well done and I wish you every success with its release. Respectfully
I must be one
of a host of Preston Front fans asking if the series is ever
likely to be made available on DVD. Once, every so often, a series
comes along that is outstanding and needs to be available on
DVD (or video) so that we can watch quality when there is not
much of it currently screened. So if a series such as Outside
Edge is available on video, why not Preston Front? Kind regards
When oh when oh
when will the Preston Front series be out on DVD? Every 3 months
or so over the last 8 years I have had a trawl to see if the
powers that be have yet cottoned onto the need to show for a
new generation the funniest comedy of the 1990s. Every 3 months
or so I have been disappointed yet again.
on the Preston Front" came back into my head the other day
while watching an episode of Dalziel & Pascoe. I commented
that I wished they would repeat it - it was just great and more
worthy of a repeat that some of the drivel we have to put up
with nowadays. While on the net recently I thought I'd have a
look to see if there were any videos/DVDs available and can't
believe that it's not even been thought about!!!! Found this
Guestbook and felt I had to "do my bit" and urge the
"powers that be" to please, please, please get this
fantastic award-winning series, if not back on our screens, at
least out on DVD - if we can get Only Fools every other week,
why not this?
for Preston Front on video ... in fact, I might even venture
out and buy (shock! horror!) a DVD player if only I could get
hold of it! All I have salvaged are 5 episodes from Series 3
on my trusty VCR, but I would love to see the rest again. PLEASE
can we get them retelevised or released? If only to shut up the
not-so-silent majority of us who thought they were fab!
Having the good
fortune to come across the Flint Street Nativity one Christmas
years ago I too am trying to get the DVD. Living in New Zealand
we are not even lucky enough to have repeats of this play so
everyone has to listen to us relaying the best bits. I'd love
to get a copy somehow, please, please, please!
wouldn't be Christmas without getting together and watching The
Flint Street Nativity. What a classic Tim Firth comedy that keeps
you laughing from start to finish. My VHS recording is almost
worn out and I wish they would release it on DVD. That would
be my best Christmas ever. Come on Yorkshire TV. There are lots
of fans out here.
Mr Firth, I am
sadly shocked that in this day and age, quality programs such
as All Quiet on the Preston Front, and Preston Front, are STILL
NOT AVAILABLE on DVD for the license fee paying public to purchase.
The only way of getting a copy is via the web and some mad man
who will quite happily video his videos of them. Wonderful
as that is, its still not of a decent copy. To both yourself
Tim, and the BBC powers that be, PLEASE RELEASE AQOTPF AND PF
on DVD, so that I can re-live the outstanding humor and wonderful
acting that made me laugh so much all those years ago. All the
best, and regards,
Anyone else counting
the days to Christmas when, hopefully, 'them up there' will see
sense and repeat 'Flint Street Nativity' ? and no ... this is
not a relative posting in on the guestbook - well not unless
Tim Firth originates from Leeds with a strong Orkney Islands
link! Love the web-site - keep it going !!!!!!!
Hi Tim remember
me Daniel maccreedy Davids nephew wicked site Tim I never
did c Preston front. Was it really good!
help I live in
the southern most part of the world Riverton New Zealand, I am
in so much trouble because I wiped the only video copy we had
in our house of Flint Street Nativity...is there any way I can
get a copy....
Hi thanks for
the great web site. Things are far too quiet on the Preston Front
DVD!!!!!!!!!!!! Please will someone get it released and soon,
it was just the best TV.
found this site. Reading the guestbook entries it is nice to
see that so many other people have been regularly surfing the
net to find out if Preston Front has been released on DVD. I
wrote to the BBC asking when they were going to release it but
received a standard "no plans at the moment" reply.
Don't these letters at least go into a file somewhere so that
when it gets to bulge above a set thickness, someone can say
"I think it might be worth releasing this!" Or would
that just be too sensible? Anyway, great site Tim. Didnt realise
that you had also written two other things I adored - Cruise
of the Gods and Calendar Girls. What a talented man! All the
Thank you for
entertaining me so marvellously over the years.
Just come across
the website in one of my fairly regular searches for Preston
Front on DVD. I too would love to be able to get hold of all
3 series. Please make it happen, and keep up the good work.
Tim, you rock.
I've got a copy of the Mike Harding show that i absolutley cannot
stop listening to. And now, my lovely mum has sent me a copy
of Harmless Flirting to my Uni Halls (Exeter). It came today,
the morning of my exam, and it's chilling me out nicely! I love
English Love Song, but really, you can't beat Same Thing Twice.
It's over a year since me and my mum first heard it, and we still
on this site - I found it very interesting. Many thanks for the
plug for my updated Preston Front website. And here's another
vote for PF on DVD - I get quite a lot of email through the site
from people wanting to know if it is out. It would be good to
have some sort of more organised lobby for me to point them to!
Webweaver - thanks
for a great site, keep the news coming. You say that
comments about DVD releases don't go unnoticed and when I saw
Tim Firth in Chester several years ago he said there's nothing
he'd like better that to
see PF out on general release - I guess the royalties are pretty
good ;-) -
so is there anything we can all do to lobby one of the DVD companies
moving? In order of preference I'd love to have PF (boxed set
for me too
please), FSN and BC to replace my worn-out tapes.
for FSN to be released on video or DVD! I had it on video, but
watched it to death. Also, I dont have the luxury of ITV2,
so I missed it on Boxing Day. Boo Hiss. Still sing away in a
manger like the shepherds and Mary.
When will Preston
Front be available on DVD? A boxed set featuring every
episode from all three series is what I'm looking for, but how
much longer must I wait?
webweaver for timfirth dot com, I would like to wish seasons
greetings to all visitors to the site and thank all those fans
of Tim's work who leave comments. It is very encouraging to see
the guestbook entries rolling in to the web-site and I promise
to try and produce regular updates to answer the numerous question
which arise from the entries. There is a real buzz about The
Flint Street Nativity with the news that it is part of Channel4's
100 Greatest Christmas Moments and the showing on ITV2 on
Boxing Day. However questions regarding any future dvd release
should be directed to Yorkshire TV, as the producers of the comedy
drama. Neville's Island continues to delight theatre goers
throughout the UK and several productions are in the pipeline
for next year. TheRottentrolls dvds are in the
shops. Any talk of dvd releases of Tim's successful Preston
Front or Border Café series do not go unnoticed
here on the web-site and demand often produces results, so keep
your feedback coming in. Tim has had an exciting year with the
release of his album 'Harmless Flirting' to great reviews
and a comprehensive tour performing live with Willy Russell and
the band. Finally, although we are not yet able to announce any
details just yet, there is a lot happening in 2005 so keep tuned
in for news.
Loved the Flint
Street Nativity - any chance of getting hold of a video/DVD?
Where would I find one?
Front but loved FSN too. WHEN will FST be available on DVD? Need
to know to stop my husband from whinging!
Hi, I would also
like a copy of 'Flint Street Nativity'. There seems to be a demand....any
chance of a repeat on TV or a VHS?
Has anybody managed
to get hold of a copy of this show? I would love to watch this
again, I can't understand why it's never been repeated.
It says that there
is no DVD available for the Flint Street Nativity...does that
mean that there is a Video? I loved it so much and would love
to have the Video so I could Watch it over and over again!
Hi Tim, Just like
Val Lomax I, too would pay good money for a DVD of Flint St.
See other listing: Love 'Flint Street Nativity' Desperate
to get a copy on DVD or Video. Any help?
Love 'Flint Street
Nativity' Desperate to get a copy on DVD or Video. Any help?
Hi there Tim,
my fiancee and I saw you and Willy in Edinburgh at the
weekend and the show was fab. I love the Harmless Flirting CD,
which you kindly autographed for me. As I mentioned, I was a
fan of the Rottentrolls but have also been hoping for a repeat
- or better still a DVD release - of Combat Sheep, the Commander
Harris spinoff which I stumbled upon on TV a couple of Christmases
ago. Any chance...?
In Other Words Thanks for the brilliant
online programme. We were at your Northampton show. We've printed
off some of the pictures; they're a great souvenir.
Where else are you performing from September onwards? - all our
friends want to come and see you after having heard your CDs.
Will try to catch you in Scotland. We agree with so many sentiments
already written on the website. Love your work
? Spent seconds on the Blackball question and ages over this
one. I guess it would have to be "All Quiet on the Preston
Front", or Border Cafe if only because of withdrawl symptoms
as they aren't (yet) available on DVD. (hint, hint).
We are showing
Neville's Island at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre at the moment
and there have been delightful reviews with much praise for the
sparkling script. Much laughter and an audience who are invited
to think through the darker moments. I may be biased ( and probably
am ) but it's a great show and we are having a ball !
My wife and I
went to see Tim and Willy Russell at Buxton Opera House last
Saturday night - what a brilliant show! Many thanks to Tim for
the years of wonderful writing - it's obviously a gift - nobody
could be taught how to write like Tim - sheer brilliance! If
you weren't crying with laughter at that show, you're already
dead! Tim and Willy MUST repeat the show next year - it would
be worth cancelling your holidays to catch it! Kind regards.
Griffiths, aged 14
hey! just wanted
to say, i saw Tim Firth and Willy Russell at the Sherman Theatre
in Cardiff last week, and i really enjoyed it. It was a great
show, and everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves -
i know i did. it was awesome meeting the guys after, and i have
listened to 'harmless flirting' every morning on the way to school!
Island on stage last year, laughed and laughed and laughed my
way through this riotous comedy (as did my 16 year old son).
Brilliant, witty play from a multi-talented man - writer, musician,
singer etc. Would love to see it again and more of Tim's other
work. Great web-site too.