Yearly Archives: 2017

Upcoming and recent literary and arts festivals

Wellington Arts Festival October 2017 ‘Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs’

http://wellingtonartsfest.co.uk/event/joan-ellis-and-donna-jones-mbe/

 

Isle of Wight Literary Festival October 2017 ‘False Teeth, Fake Fur, True Love’

http://isleofwightliteraryfestival.com/event/false-teeth-fake-fur-true-love/

 

Player Playwrights October 2017 ‘Died Blondes’ Marilyn Monroe and Ruth Ellis monologues

https://www.playerplaywrights.co.uk

 

Nevertheless Productions, Frome September 2017 ‘Died Blondes’

http://www.theftr.co.uk/died-blondes-nevertheless-at-archangel-frome/

 

Evesham Festival of Words, September 2017 ‘Died Blondes’ and ‘Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs’

https://www.facebook.com/EveshamFestivalofWords/

‘funny and poignant. A night to remember’ Sue Ablett, Festival Director

 

Hastings Fringe September 2017 ‘Died Blondes’ and Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs’

‘Brilliant performances’ Heather Alexander, Artistic Director

 

Edinburgh Fringe August 2017 ‘Died Blondes’ and ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

 

Ventnor Fringe August 2017 ‘Died Blondes’ and ‘False Teeth. Fake Fur. True Love’

‘chilling and moving’ ‘heartfelt anecdotes’ Laura Clare Reid, Fringe Review

‘thought-provoking and engaging’ http://vfringe.ventnorexchange.co.uk/2017/08/13/dead-blondes-7/

 

The Cockpit, Theatre in the Pound, London July 2017  Ruth Ellis monologue

‘Don’t change a word’ audience feedback

 

Plymouth Festival of Words May 2017 ‘Died Blondes’

‘Brilliant’ audience feedback

 

Brighton Fringe June 2017 ‘Died Blondes’

‘Writing and characterisation strong’ ‘great and vital part of an interesting programme’

Peter Hunter, Producer Apples and Snakes, South East

 

Writeidea Festival, London November 2016

‘Wonderful’ audience feedback

 

Mere Literary Festival October 2016 ‘A Woman’s Wit Wisdom and Pratfalls’

‘Everyone left with a smile on their face’ Adrienne Howell, Festival President

 

Isle of Wight Literary Festival October 2016 ‘Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs’

 

Fundraiser Earl Mountbatten Hospice April 2016 ‘Look on the Bright Side’

‘talented performers’ Nigel Hartley, Hospice Chief Executive

 

Ventnor Fringe August 2016 ‘Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs’

‘captivating…organic chemistry’

http://kureen.co.uk/review-navy-knickers-and-nicked-tvs/

 

Crouch End Festival June 2016 ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

 

Women’s History Month, Redbridge Libraries March 2016 ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

‘rapturous applause’

https://domorercl.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/history-and-humour-in-one-womans-world/

 

Fabula Festival, Redbridge Libraries October 2015 ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

 

Isle of Wight Literary Festival October 2015 ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

 

Ventnor Fringe August 2015 ‘A Woman’s WIt, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

 

Crouch End Festival June 2015 ‘I am Ella. Buy me.’

‘funny and fascinating’

https://minxthinxdotcom.wordpress.com/tag/i-am-ella-buy-me/

 

Isle of Arts Festival May 2015 ‘A Woman’s Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls’

 

Purbeck Literary Festival March 2015 Killer Weekend

 

Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2014 ‘I am Ella. Buy me’

 

Ventnor Fringe 2014 ‘I am Ella. Buy me’

 

 

 

 

REVIEWS: Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs

REVIEWS

 

NAVY KNICKERS AND NICKED TVs

 

‘Joan Ellis and Donna Jones produced an event that was imaginative and

full of wit and glamour but also managed to touch on profound issues – all

in all a smashing occasion.’ Victoria Orr-Ewing, President Isle of Wight Literary Festival

 

 

‘Spelling tests, smear tests, mad mums, bad boyz, navy knickers and nicked TVs? You can expect all of these things and more from these shy, retiring ladies. One is a Member of the British Empire, an award-winning poet and artist – Donna Jones.

 

The other is a Ventnor Fringe favourite, 5* author and broadcaster – joan Ellis. This will be quite the event. Haivng met these two furiously fabulously females, I can’t recommend strongly enough you buy a ticket to this offering of stories, spoken word, high drama and knickers.

 

Seriously, these are two severely interesting, talents and inspirational women. And they’re a bit of a bloody good laugh too. Go and see.’ Laura Clare Reid, Fringe Review