Tuesday, 28 July 2009

In the Thick of It

We've just finished our second day of rehearsals. We've been going through the script line by line and really analyzing what each character means when they speak and why they say it. It's really re-emphasized the importance of the relationships in the play, and uncovered some of the darkness in it, which is lovely to discover alongside the comedy, and hopefully adds some richness to the play.

Interesting conversations have included a 20-minute discussion on the implications of the word "slut" (very interesting with an all-female cast and male director), some thoughts on whether or not you would tell a friend certain doubts about their partner, and of course, lots and lots of celebrity gossip.

Tomorrow, our MAC Makeup Artist (who we've secretly christened Dean-Rudd-Makeup-Artist-to-the-Stars - all one name), will come in and help us with our looks for the show.

There's also still plenty to do on the producing side: flyers to finish and print, travel to book, money to raise, and most urgently, trying to sell out our short Riverside run.

And finally, someone's written another nice article on us. Check it out here: http://deadlinescotland.wordpress.com/2009/07/28/the-assassination-of-paris-hilton-1479/

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Top Picks All Around

Soooo, in addition to having been both Lyn Gardner's top pick for The Guardian, AND one of the Evening Standard's top reasons to go to the Fringe, we've had even more mentions:

  • What's On Stage is doing a big Edinburgh watch this year and have also chosen the play as one of their top picks. Check us out under the "Comic at the Core" section.
  • Variety has mentioned us in their article on the Fringe.
  • A theatre blog called Sans Taste has listed us in their Fringe picks.
  • And someone else, running a blog for this year's festival, has also listed us as one to see (though they find the fact that we do the play in the bogs slightly worrying.)

Friday, 10 July 2009

Riverside Studios

You can now book to see our London previews at the Riverside Studios on 31 July and 1 August.

There will be TWO SHOWS A NIGHT at 7.15 PM and at 8.15 PM.

Running time is approximately 30 minutes.

Capacity is limited so book early!

TICKETS: £7 (£5 concs.)

To book call the box office on 02082371111

OR book online:


Beaten to the Punch

Looks like someone else had a similar idea.

This flash game gives you a chance to kill Paris Hilton in different ways. My favourite weapon is the kinkajou.

Did we mention we have I Killed Paris T-shirts available?

They cost £10. Get in touch on info@rackedtheatre.com if you're interested.

Here's one modelled by original cast member Eleanor Matsuura:

P.S. I feel the need to mention again, that despite the controversial title, the play is not an attack on Paris Hilton, but rather a depiction of female relationships and the culture of celebrity worship.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

MAC Attack

Plenty going on this week...

  • Spent today meeting with MAC who are providing our makeup for the show. MAC Pro Trainer Makeup Artist Dean Rudd helped design the looks for the characters. It was incredibly fun, and there will be some fantastic and dramatic looks -- very much looking forward to meeting with him again to teach the cast how to apply their faces.
  • Filming the YouTube trailers over the next few days. Will be a great way to get us in the mood and excited for rehearsals to start in a few weeks.
  • MORE PRESS! We've been listed in The Evening Standard as one of their 25 reasons to go to the Edinburgh Festival. Check us out under number 18 by clicking HERE.