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PULSE FESTIVAL 2016: Victoria Melody – Hair Peace

Hair Peace

Creator &Performer:Victoria Melody Director:Paul Hodson Co-director:Petra Massey Reviewer: Glen Pearce Venue: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich   It’s not long ago that Ipswich’s New Wolsey Studio featured a certain Sweeney Todd’s Tonsorial Parlour. Victory Melody’s follow up to her hit show Major Tom, Hair Peace, follows a different barbers tale, but is no less serious. In her previous work, Melody set ...

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Major Tom – Cherry Lane Theatre, New York

Writer: Victoria Melody Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Victoria Melody—creator and performer of Major Tom—is delightfully charming. Her Basset Hound—the titular Major Tom—is sweet and lazy, and either a very forgiving pet or a very understated attention seeker. This story of how entering her dog into local dog shows led to entering herself into a beauty pageant, and the unfortunate and funny ...

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Major Tom – Battersea Art Centre, London

Created and Performed: Victoria Melody Reviewer: Christopher Hong Major Tom is a grumpy, lethargic basset hound who spends eighteen hours a day sleeping. And he spends much of this hour show doing just that on stage, leaving it to Victoria Melody to tell the humorous story of how she began entering Major Tom in dog shows. And feeling guilty for ...

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Major Tom – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Victoria Melody Dramaturg: Paul Hodgson Reviewer: Andrew Latimer [rating:4] ‘My husband and I thought that if we got a plant and it survived, we would get a dog, and if the dog survived we could then have a baby’. Some hilarious sideways logic from Victoria Melody: visual artist, performer, pigeon racer, championship dog-handler, beauty queen. She’s joined on stage ...

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Major Tom – Pulse Fringe Festival, Ipswich

Writer and performer: Victoria Melody Reviewer: Glen Pearce [rating:4]   Never work with children or animals the saying goes;, for Victoria Melody, though, it’s not quite clear who the children/animals are – her beautiful basset hound Major Tom or the surreal characters who inhabit the beauty pageant world. Melody initially explains that Major Tom is a trial run, if they ...

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