Englightenment, faith and filthy lucre.
Now open! Our new devised show, The Irish Giant, is running at Southwark
Playhouse until June 9, 2012. You can book tickets and find out more at www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
You can check out some of the reviews & audience feedback below, or visit our Storify page here!
"Compelling. A production with a charm and inventiveness that transform this 18th-century story into a winning fable about humanity's need for compassion" The Telegraph
"Atmospheric and playful with terrific animations. It considers 18th-century preoccupations with the location of the soul - feeding into our 21st-century feelings about carrying a donor card" The Guardian
“The three gifted Salvos deliver stellar performances, confidently alternating between their multiple roles. And the live musical interludes are a delight - especially alongside Rebecca Hurst's whimsical animations.” Time Out
"A simply wonderful play with wit as sharp as a scalpel. I was enthralled" Onestoparts
"You are transported to another time, another London. It is evocative, it is provocative, and it is innovative" ***** What's On the Fringe
"Wonderfully quirky, darkly funny and inventive" Stagewon
"Consistently riverting. As far as progressive, immersive theatre goes Cartoon de Salvo have their fingers on the pulse" Extra Extra
"I woke up today thinking I'd had a fantastical dream, but I realised it was the warm residue of Cartoon de Salvo's The Irish Giant."
"Go see The Irish Giant at the Southwark Playhouse! I've not been so amazed by a real life story for a long time"
"Pure entertainment, a dark bittersweet tale beautifully told. My first Cartoon de Salvo show!"
"Funny, moving & very thought provoking - an absolute gem of a show. Thoroughly recommend catching it."
"Just saw Cartoon de Salvo's The Irish Giant and it was brilliant. Really funny, great cast. 5 stars and all that jazz."
The Irish Giant is commissioned and supported by Shoreditch Town Hall, and developed at BAC. Supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, Warwick Centre for the History of Medicine and the Arts Council England.
Our new all-improvised show Made Up is a collaboration with the awesome Brighton band The Adventurists. We had a great time performing at Soho Theatre this April and would like to say a big thank you to the special guests for joining us during the run - Daniel Smith of the Noisettes, Paul Butler of the Bees, and the rather brilliant Björn Dahlberg.
You can check out some of the reviews & audience feedback below, or visit our Storify page here which has photos, videos, music and everything!
“[Cartoon de Salvo’s] ability to craft a narrative, keep it funny and achieve a real mix of emotion within their performance is captivating” The Londonist
“[Cartoon de Salvo’s] ability to create entertaining and relevant material on the spot is quite astounding... The Adventurists’ beautiful instrumental back drop was electrifying. Being able to see and hear how the melody built up and the joy they took in performing together was the perfect way to enthuse the audience. You’d be mad to miss it” ***** What’s Peen Seen?
“Impressive. A feat of creativity” **** Spoonfed
"Play and plot are influenced by the percussive propulsion and off-beat folksy carousal of the band" One Stop Arts
“Truely amazing work from Cartoon de Salvo tonight. Face hurts from laughing & I'll be singing the theme tune all night!”
“If anyone needs convincing of the talent of real actors & musicians, go and see Cartoon de Salvo at Soho Theatre. Chicken soup for your theatre soul.”
“I can see the fun you're all having working on Made Up on the stage. It's lovely to see!”
“Had a great laugh watching Made Up by Cartoon de Salvo. Brilliant scene setting and music.”
"Tear-jerking and hilarious happenings from Cartoon de Salvo this evening at Soho Theatre. Made Up is a must!"
"Choking on my own laughter with Cartoon de Salvo at Soho Theatre. The Adventurists - I'd willingly have you underscore my life."
"Laughed till I cried, which I don't do often enough. Thank you Cartoon de Salvo"
"How they can improv a show & keep my attention for 90 mins is beyond me! In awe of Cartoon de Salvo"
"Mind-blowingly brilliant! Don't miss it!"
"What a champion of an evening...I'll be gently singing 'Half Man Half Rat' for the REST OF MY LIFE!"
Please see our Shows Page for more info on the shows
PUB ROCK - Autumn 2011 Tour
Pub Rock recently undertook a successful rural tour, visiting local boozers up and down the country. We were commissioned by the National Rural Touring Forum to explore taking site-specific work to the circuit beyond the transit-van scale village hall touring show. You can watch Artistic Director Alex Murdoch's NRTF talk on this here
Watch a video trailer for Pub Rock here
IRISH GIANT - Research and Development Spring 2011
We performed our new show The Irish Giant at The Capital Centre Studio in Warwick on the 27th and 28th of May, presented by The Centre for The History of Medicine.
The Salvo's appeared at BRISTOL JAM - The UK's only Festival of Improvisation at The Bristol Old Vic in the autumn.
The Salvos worked on the Research and Development period of two new shows last autumn. One is Made Up funded by ACE and is our new improvised show. Long form unites the Salvo’s two primary artistic concerns; impro and storytelling and we want it to be at the forefront of what we do. We’re interested in how live music generates the most radical impro decisions. Made Up is a project in which we develop story-based impro with cutting edge musicians.Read more