A riotous search for the holy grail of recorded music!
This rare bootleg work in progress is a quest for the legendary tape of 3 of the 20th Century’s finest forgotten musicians.
Part gig, part play, part comedy show and an alternative history of popular music.
Written and performed by Perrier Winner Will Adamsdale (Jacksons Way) and Ed Gaughan (Peter Sellers Comedy Award Nominee) and starring Victoria Elliott (Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out) & Andrew Buckely (Extras) with a full live score from cult favourites The London Snorkelling Team. Directed by Perrier nominee Tom Parry (Pappy’s).
Its the perfect Valentines evening for music lovers everywhere.
Will Adamsdale – Writer & Performer
As a writer and performer Will won the Perrier for “Jackson’s way” in 2004, a Fringe First for ‘The Receipt” with Chris in 2006, and a Herald Angel for directing FUEL’s “Shed Show” with Ed & the London Snorkling Team.
Along with Ed he wrote and performed in LST’s Island Show which sold out the Camnden Roundhouse, and LST’s “Shape and Eel” commissioned by the Samuel Becket Oxford Trust.
He is a prolific cross platform Artist. He successfully adapted his Royal Court commissioned play “Victorian in the Wall” for Radio 4, and co-stars in R4s “Mark Watson talks a bit”.
Last year he toured North Devon with “The Joke”.
Will curates NOS with Ed, and has written and performs in the Lost Disc.
Ed Gaughan – Writer & Performer
Ed co-wrote and starred in BAFTA nominated feature film Skeletons which won the Michael Powell award for cinema. In 2011 Ed was subsequently nominated for the Peter Sellers award for comedy. He is a prolific director in both theatre and comedy, working with acclaimed clown company spymonkey & many of the UKs best ;loved comedians including Milton Jones, Josie Long & Tom Parry in Edinburgh comedy award nominated “Pappy’s last show ever”.
As an actor he was nominated for an MTA as Peter Quince in Sean Holmes’ Midsummer Nights Dream – the rest of the mechanicals were played by Chris & the LST.
He co-created “Beautiful cosmos of Ivor Cuttler” for Vanishing Point/National Theater Scotland, Ed & Sandy Grierson adapted the play for Radio 3.
Ed curates NOS with Will, and has written and performs in the Lost Disc.
Chris Branch – Musical Director
Chris wrote, composed and performed in the Fringe First winning “The receipt” alongside Will. He also scored Will’s “Victorian in the Wall” for both stage & radio. He composed and performed in Filter’s “Twelfth Night” & they liked him so much they invited him back to score “Midsummer Night’s Dream” where he appeared as snug the joiner in the mechanicals alongside Ed and the rest of the LST.
He has appeared with LST in the The Island, Shed Show and Shape & Eel.
Chris’ other theatre credits include composing and sound designing Julius Caesar and A New Way to Please You for the RSC, Caucasian Chalk Circle for the National Theatre/Filter & Three Sisters for the Lyric Hammersmith.
As half of Brainz and Hunch Chris has composed music for a huge variety of TV & Film, from the Winter Olympics to Disney to Eastenders.
Tom Parry – Director
Tom is a founder of the sketch group Pappy’s who have twice been shortlisted for the Edinburgh Comedy Award & had two series of Badults on BBC3. As a solo perfomer he was shortlisted for the Edinburgh comedy award Best Newcomer for yellow T-Shirt in 2015.
He is a theatre/comedy/TV director regularly working with Beasts, Birthday Girls and Max & Ivan.
We want to work with Tom’s because of his unique understanding of Theatre, Comedy & Music, the audience/performer relationship, and the comedy/theatre interface. The audience is always paramount in his work.
He’s really good at marshalling a team, and there’s loads of us.To be honest it’ll be like herding cats.
Andrew Buckley – Performer
Andrew and Ed have written and performed together for over 15 years; from the short film “Steve Austin investigates Spiderman” in 2001, developing “Radioplay” (2005) and “Saints and Superheroes” (2008) through the BAC scratch program and taking both shows on national tours, through to co-writing and starring in the BAFTA nominated feature film “Skeletons”. Andrew also joined Ed, Chris and the LST as Bottom in the Lyric’s midsummer night’s dream for the European tour. He has just finished appearing as Walter in the Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre.
Andrew is a prolific TV and Film performer featuring in a host of shows from “Jonathan Creek” to “Extras” to “Wallander” & most recently “In the Club”. HE starred as Chas Chandler alongside Andre 3000 in the Jimi Hendrix biopic “All by my Side”.
Andrew has performed at every Night of Stuff, and has been instrumental in developing The Lost Disc. The Lost Disc is his first collaboration with Will and with the LST.
Victoria Elliott – Performer
Victoria is an extremely sought after performer in theatre, film & TV.
Recent shows have included Northern Stage’s Get Carter & Hedda Garbler (along with Ed), and as Cheryl Cole in Harry Hill’s spoof musical “I can’t Sing” at the London Palladium, she was nominated for an MTA for Greg Herzov’s “Two” at the Manchester Royal Exchange.
She is a regular Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimor collaborator, most recently in this years’ reboot of Big Night Out.
Victoria first worked with Ed in Erica Whyman’s Wind in the Willows, they worked together with Andrew on “Kenny Diamond” for Open Mike she is a very gifted comic actor, writer & singer who has contributed to and performed in every iteration of The Lost Disc to date.
London Snorkling Team – Musicians
Music/Comedy/Animation collective the LST have worked with Ed & Will on The Island, Shed Show & Shape & Eel. Chris is really one of them, but we thought he outght to get his own bit as composer. The LST also worked with Filter on 12th Night & Midsummer Nights Dream (with Ed too).
Here’s what some critics think of their work:
“Each contribution has its merits, but when music, image and comedy fuse, it becomes priceless … The results are as brilliant as they are hilarious.” Maddy Costa, Guardian
“The London Snorkelling Team is a seriously quirky musical quartet, joined here by two animators and comic cults [adamsdale and gaughan]….. Hilarious.” Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard