A Tale From The Bedsit
My first solo show, I had the idea back in 2010, then wrote it over two years, with the actual making process taking a year, working with Stef O'Driscol. It made it's full debeut in December 2013, at the Roundhouse for their now annual Last Word Festival. For the first run, we had hired a small room in the Camden Lock Hotel, over the road from the Roundhouse and set it up just like my old bedsit. The audaince would be bought over by the usher, they'd knock on the door, I'd make them a cup of tea, then the show would be begin.
Come in, kick back, take your shoes off, or keep them on, have a cuppa and make yourselves comfy.
This intimate and autobiographical coming-of-age tale by spoken word artist and writer Paul Cree set in his bedsit amongst the books, tapes and comics of his youth. Leaving the mundane monotony of his hometown for the bright lights of Brighton, a new job and his first love the world seems bigger somehow. A witty and honest tale that reminds us of our own journeys, mistakes and joys.
A Roundhouse Production
Written and Performed by Paul Cree Directed by Stef O’Driscoll Sound design by Phil Davies Set Design India Banks and Lucy Mcgeown Commsioned by Roundhouse;
"A Tale From The Bedsit by Paul Cree, is handsdown the best peice of spoken word I've seen all year." Sabotage Times
"Cree is so likeable and his delivery so engaging that each twist and turn the story takes is compelling" Londonist
"Paul Cree gives free reign to his gift of the gab in this genuine and heartfelt performance" Everything Theatre
Hoxton Hall Aug 2013 (preview)
Bestival Sept 2013 (preview)
Roundhouse Dec 2013 (Last Word Festival)
Battersea Arts Centre Mar 2014
Richmix Sept 2014
Cancal Cafe Oct 2016 (Tellit Festival)
Listen to a part of the show