12 May

This is a snippet of Alex as Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years.  Jamie is telling the story of Schmuel, the tailor of Klimovich.

The show was Colla Voce Theatre’s début production and it was fantastic, particularly given the venue, which was practically a dungeon (two or three storeys below ground, in an old Woolworths building).  A two-hander, Alex and his partner, Olivia Doust, had roughly ninety minutes of singing between them.  Olivia had never acted before but you wouldn’t have known.  She gave an assured performance and she has a lovely voice.  Alex was in agony: he had a throat infection and said it hurt from start to finish. He spent three days not talking, treating his voice with honey and great care.

You can read a review here: Blunt Cinema.

In other news: this week, Alex is appearing in The Forgotten Songs of Lerner & Loewe.  If you are in the Sheffield area, tonight is your last chance: details here.

There was a clip available but it won’t play, unfortunately.

He’s got two shows coming up in the summer; I’ll share details when I’m allowed.

Apologies to those who feel outraged that this humour blog has been overtaken by the Alex Cosgriff Fanzine.  What can I tell you?  I’m a proud mama. 

Speaking of which, Hairy Boy was home this weekend.  He came to visit on Friday and turned into Invisible Boy on Saturday morning, disappearing to visit his friends and reappearing in time for Sunday dinner and his train home.  At least I got to feed and wash up after him.  There’s always a silver lining.

18 Responses to “Snippet”

  1. May 12, 2016 at 10:58 #

    I’m turning into a member of the Alex Cosgriff fan club too! What a splendid review.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sharechair May 12, 2016 at 11:09 #

    Keep the clips coming! I’m enjoying watching it all. Great voice. Did he sing around the house growing up or were you surprised when you first witnessed him open his mouth in a show? Yay, Alex!

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    • The Laughing Housewife May 26, 2016 at 15:29 #

      There isn’t a straightforward answer to that question; I’m thinking of blogging about his beginnings.


  3. judyt54 May 12, 2016 at 12:52 #

    Tilly, you are allowed to be a proud mother, you are allowed to be all over yourself about this amazing fella.

    We don’t mind at all. He’s a joy to watch, and I’d be surprised if he didnt Go Somewhere Important very soon.

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  4. laurieanichols May 12, 2016 at 14:37 #

    I love the Alex fan club, with his talent how can you not be so proud. I’m glad you got to see a little bit of Hairy boy, it’s hard when the kids are far, missing them easily becomes a full-time job. I’m always happy to see your posts in my inbox!

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  5. slpmartin May 12, 2016 at 17:27 #

    Enjoy seeing these snippets since it is unlikely that I will see him in person until he get to Hollywood. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Karen Snyder May 13, 2016 at 03:23 #

    Count me in as a club member, please. I think your young’un has an enormous talent, and I too am curious as to whether you had a clue when he was much younger? Brag away Mama!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Al May 13, 2016 at 21:38 #

    He has a stage presence beyond his years, as well as a great voice. That was an extremely difficult piece. Enjoy seeing these snippets….keep ’em coming!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive May 14, 2016 at 14:16 #

    Brilliant – he has such a lovely voice.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. SchmidleysScribblins May 14, 2016 at 15:57 #

    Poor Tory Boy. Whatever hppened to him, or are you allowed to say?

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Laughing Housewife May 26, 2016 at 15:26 #

      Yes and no. He’s so private we only know his name because we gave it to him 🙂 When he’s home (not often) and does funny stuff (often), I share that; otherwise, he’s doing very well in his job but living too far away from us for my liking.

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      • SchmidleysScribblins May 27, 2016 at 00:07 #

        Oh these boys. I know what’s up with the oldest son because he’s married and DIL calls once in a while. Youngest never married and who knows?

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Rorybore May 17, 2016 at 15:01 #

    Be proud mama — that was marvelous!!! He did so fantastic and definitely was noticed by that reviewer. I think the Alex Fanclub is going International!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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