Young upstarts Dick and Dom to play King Arthur and Patsy in Spamalot And they want you to star in their video!
CBBC’s Dick and Dom will star together on stage in Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, where they will play the roles of King Arthur and Patsy from 2nd December for six weeks over the Christmas and New Year festive period.
Having found fame as presenters of double BAFTA Award winning BBC1 weekend show, Dick and Dom In Da House, Dick and Dom have presented a wide range of TV and radio show including CBBC’s Splatalot, BBC Radio 1’s The Sunday Morning Show, Sky1’s Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old and Challenge TV’s Takeshi’s Castle. They even starred on the big screen when they appeared in Horrid Henry: The Movie, but appearing together in Spamalot will be the pair’s West End musical debut.
-Dick (Richard McCourt) said; “I’ve always been a huge fan of all things Monty Python and so am very excited about the fact that I’m getting the chance to prove myself as King Arthur and take hold of the mighty Excalibur.”
-Dom (Dominic Wood) said; “Everyone knows the legendary Always Look On The Bright Side and so I can’t wait to get started as Patsy and to be able to perform the song on stage each night.”
Spamalot wants you in their video:
We’re looking for children aged 6 – 13 to star in a short video on 7th December. We will be meeting at Embankment station, London at 1.30pm and walking to the theatre with placards, chanting “Dick and Dom” who you may well get to meet! The first 50 people to confirm they would like to be involved will be given a pair of tickets to see the show on the same day at either the 2.30pm or 8pm performance.
No cash payment is offered for an appearance and the video will be used for publicity purposes. If you would like to be part of the Spamalot team for the day, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and child’s (children’s) name and numbers and we will confirm participation. Note, you must be available on Saturday 7th December and able to meet at 1.30pm.
Showings are, Monday – Thursday at 8.00pm, Friday at 6pm and 9pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 8.00pm (no Wednesday matinee). Running time: 2 hours – this one doesn’t drag on!
THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE Tickets: £15 – £65. ON SALE NOW
The alarm went off at 6am this morning, up bright and early on the school holidays isn’t something I would normally be doing especially as I am on holiday from work too! But today was special day, today was Joseph’s photoshoot for an online department store.
The call time was 9am and we had to travel to Camden Road in London. It took us an hour and 15 of travelling on one bus and two overground trains and a short walk from the station and we was there 5 minutes early.
The room where Joseph’s shoot was being held had a pool table and a sofa, so while the boys played a spot of pool I sat down on the comfy sofa for a little break.
Joseph was called in to make up where he had his face powdered and they tried to tame his hair with a spray of hairspray.
Hair and make up all done he was ready to don some of the gorgeous clothes and pose for the camera
It’s hard for me to get Joseph to stand still so I’m not sure how they managed to get so many snaps of him standing still but they did and I think it was a success!
I promised him if he stood as still as a statue for 5 seconds I would buy him a bubble wand, he went further than 5 seconds an managed a whole 12 seconds which is a record for him lol
The shoot was over by 11am, so saying our thank yous and goodbyes we was free to go home, now we just have to wait until his photos go online 🙂
If you have any questions on child modelling that you would like to know, ask away and I will try and help as much as I can 🙂
I recently blogged about Oliver’s audition for the Cow & Gate Commercial -read here – After thinking that he didn’t do very well as all he did was walk around the room and climb all over the other children as they was sitting down nicely playing with the musical instruments, Well I’m pleased to announce that he was selected to attend the final shoot. 🙂
I couldn’t believe it when i received the ‘Congratulations‘ email informing me of the good news, my little Oliver might just be on television and not any normal commercial it was one for a very well known baby brand, i love their TV adverts with the cute little ones giggling away and climbing onto furniture.
Once organising a Child Performance licence with our local borough we was given a Call Time for Oliver, we had to be in Islington at 9:30 in the morning, I think we were one of the first group of children to be filmed on the day.
Oliver didn’t have his normal morning sleep on that morning and by the time we arrived at the studios and after sitting in his stroller for the past hour and a half he was definitely in the mood to just run around and not listen to his mummy but just to get up to mischief. Once he was seen by wardrobe and changed into his filming clothes he decided that it would be fun to run away and make an exit for it by running through the door and down the hallway (I think he wanted to join the mother and toddler group that was being held in the other room). We didn’t have to wait long when we was called over along with another little boy to walk over to Angel studios where all the action was going to be filmed.
I had tried to settle Oliver down but that wasn’t going to happen, who was i kidding? all this commotion and lots of new faces and new objects to look at he wasn’t going to sit still so when it was our time for Oliver to make his debut appearance in front of the cameras he all hyper and couldn’t wait to go off and explore the new room he was being taken to.
I had been told that they wanted Oliver to walk into a recording studio, look around, touch things and be generally inquisitive. Oliver had to walk in on his own at first which was ok as he had no idea what he walking through the door to until he toddled in and looked up and saw about 8 grown up faces, cameras and lights all staring back at him, well what do you think he did? Yep! He just turned back round again and ran out the way he came in, out to me saying ‘Mum mum mum’ straight into my arms. He didn’t cry he just wasn’t sure of what he walked into so we tried another way, I walked in and once i was at the other side of the room Oliver followed me in. I had a tear in my eye he looked so small and so lost but he did smile and he seemed to be happy so they carried on filming. oliver sat on the Chair in front of the controls and sat and played with all the buttons, looked at all the flashing lights and even tried to climb on top of the control panel to get a closer look at everything lol.
Picture taken from the Angel Studios website
Oliver really enjoyed sliding the buttons up and down but unfortunately as much as i shouted his name and banged against things to make noise so he would look up so they could get a full view of his little face but he just wouldn’t look up, he probably didn’t understand what was going on and what 13 month old can take direction? I know my Oliver can do some things but telling him to ‘Look over here but keep playing with the buttons’ he just doesn’t understand lol.
After 15 minutes of climbing playing with the controls, putting on head phones, swivelling around on the chair and listening to music the shoot was over. We all went back to the first building where all the other children was waiting for their turn in front of the cameras, we had something to eat and sat around in a huge gymnasium hall where there was lots of toys set out for the little ones to play with. Oliver was now very tired and i couldn’t get him to sit down to eat let alone sit down and calm down to play all he wanted to do was run around trying to make everyone else laugh, he was loving the attention he was getting.
Their was lots of little ones at the shoot aged from 9 to 36 months old all from different child modelling agencies and a few that Cow & Gate had auditioned privately, I do believe that all of the children had to do the same things but obviously the older they were the more directable and being able to take orders they was. Because of Olivers age they was only able to keep him for 3 hours and they had one more shoot they wanted him to do so off we went back to the studio for some more filming but this time he was teamed up with an other little boy and placed into the studio to sit on the floor and investigate all of the musical instruments that was placed around on the floor, the first thing oliver did was to place his hand right down the bell of the brass trumpet and giggle because he got it stuck lol he had no idea that he had to push the valves down and there was no way he was going to be able to pick it up as it was very heavy. He had a play with the bongos and the mouth organ and stared at the other little boy while he played with the organ and made noises with it.
After 3 hours it was a wrap
It’s not a definite that Oliver will make it to the final cut of the commercial, i will keep my fingers crossed but if i was to honest to myself there was lots of other children there for the shoot and not all of them will be picked and as Oliver didnt do what he was meant to do i’m not expecting any more Congratulation emails.
I am very pleased that oliver got this far and i am very proud of him 🙂 and I can not wait to see the final Advertisement I think it’s going to be another cute and catchy one just like the others
It was Oliver’s day to attend his Cow & Gate casting for the new upcoming TV Commercial.
He was treated like a little star and reaped in all the attention he got, he loved playing with the other children and especially experimenting in the Music studio with all the buttons to push and slide.
Here he is in his outfit cheekily removing the other children’s pictures from the casting board