Saturday 9 April 2022

Musical Comedy with Harriet Braine

Musical Comedy with Harriet Braine is an in-depth, in-person one-day workshop for musician/comedians and comedian/musicians. All kinds of instruments, styles, and experiences levels are welcome.

Book now on Eventbrite, then join us at Farr's School of Dancing in Dalston on Saturday 9 April 2022.
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About the show

Workshop leader
Harriet Braine
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What it is
Are you an experienced musical comedian?

Have you come from a background in musical theatre or improv?

Or do you simply love the work of Tenacious D, Bill Bailey or Victoria Wood, and wnat to emulate your favourites.

Whatever your background, Harriet Braine's musical comedy workshop will help you convert your musical ideas into comedy gold.

For newcomers, Harriet will help you start work on your first musical comedy set, or polish up existing material to make it work better in front of a live audience. If you are a more experienced performer, you'll relish the chance to workshop your latest ideas into useable new material in the company of your peers.

Learning will be creative and discussion-based. As well as guidance from Harriet herself, you will get insighful feedback and creative suggestions from other musical comedians who have a better grasp of what you are trying to accomplish than the regular stand-ups you meet on the circuit.

All musical styles and instruments are welcome.
Who leads it
Harriet Braine is a musical comedian, who dedicates a remarkably large portion of her oeuvre to Art History.

After winning Best Newcomer at the 2016 Musical Comedy Awards, she started gigging around London and the South East and has played at venues as diverse as Up The Creek, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Brighton Komedia, and that building that looks like a cheese grater. She reached the final of Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny? competition, and was crowned the winner of the Funny Women Stage Award 2016.

Harriet was listed as One of Culture Trip’s 11 up-and-coming comedians to see in London Spring 2017 “Her range of impressions have hit home all over London” (Culture Trip).

2017 saw Harriet debut at the the Edinburgh Fringe with her superbly titled show Total Eclipse of the Art. The show sold out every day and Harriet made numerous appearances at the BBC Tent including an interview with Jonathan Ross for his BBC Radio 2 The Arts Show.
What people say
Beyond The Joke - Braine is a gifted musical chameleon, swapping effortlessly between styles and accompanying herself beautifully on the guitar.

Metro - If you like musical comedy with a twist, Harriet will have you howling,

The Latest, Brighton - A song from Harriet Braine that perfectly articulated our feelings about Tracey Emin: who knew we needed one?

Lynne Parker for Huffington Post - A breath of fresh air in a world that still likes a ‘knob’ joke

Bruce Dessau - her songs--about dead artists--were excellent... her lyrics were truly inspired... the best cornet/trumpet impression this side of Earl Okin

Stylist - fairly niche
When it is
12:30pm to 5:30pm, Saturday 9 April 2022
where it is
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Farr's School of Dancing, 17-19 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF
How to get there
By train: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction
By bus: 76, 141, 149, 242, 243, 276, 277, 488

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