"**** Plenty of laugh-aloud surprises yet concealing a sharp-edged poignancy too." Richard Stamp, Fringe Guru
"A minutely observed comic creation." Roger Cox, The Scotsman
"Wry, mischievous and strangely moving, Samantha Mann's Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit is a beguiling and ultimately uplifting experience - something like the secret life of Miss Prism imagined by Alan Bennett and performed by Hinge or Bracket." Ben Walters, nottelevision.net
Something for you to listen to:
[image credit: Satoshi Date]
Well, the first thing to say is that I am in the very midst of touring the country (parts of it, at least) with my show Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit, which is turning out to be huge fun! I feel uncomfortable blowing my own trumpet - although I'm not sure what else this kind of internet page is for and, actually, when it comes down to it, I do feel jolly proud of myself for putting together something that lasts a whole hour - but I will just say this: if you are interested in finding out more, please click your mouse where it says Stories About Love, Death & A Rabbit to the right of all this writing here and a little bit further up. Somewhere near the top right of your computer screen, probably. And that's more or less all I need to say at this stage, I think. Here is a very small image of the poster that I am using to publicise my performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I'm told it will get bigger if you click your mouse on it:
[image credit: Katherine Leedale]
Some of you will be interested in what I am up to at the moment, of course, in which case you can listen to my Letters From London, which I record every now and then and which you can get to by clicking on the Letters From London page in the contents menu, which is also a little bit further up from where you are reading now and to the right, if that makes sense. I realise that it is not terribly easy to know exactly how to describe where things are on a computer screen, because everything moves, but... look up and to the right, underneath where it says Contents, and you should see a list of pages. You may have to 'scroll' a little. But... I hope that will work.... In any case, the lastest one is always somewhere above all of this text that I have written here. You can hardly miss it.
I'm very much a private individual but I do occasionally perform so, if you are interested in catching me in the flesh, as it were, you can always click on where it says Upcoming Appearances at the top right of this page and, if you are lucky, there will be some dates. To be perfectly honest, this is a little sporadic.
You will also see that there is also a page called More About Samantha. Which, without wanting to make too much of a fuss, has been written for those of you who want to know more about me in more general terms.
And, for any of you who would are still curious about my experience at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, you can also listen to my Letters From Edinburgh, which (thanks to my godson!) are are now available to download. You can get to them via the Letters From Edinburgh page here, which is also up and to the right. It seems to me that these would make ideal listening for anybody who was not able to make it to the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival to see An Evening With Samantha, which was last year's show. Not that they wouldn't be enjoyable for those of you who were there, of course. Just that, well, the point is that they give, I would say, an insight into the experience of performing at the festival from the point of view of someone who was there. Me, I mean. And, of course, if you enjoy them, you should also feel free to tell your friends about them. The more listens the better!
If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to get in touch by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tweet @MsSamanthaMann and, if you are interested in email updates, you will see the sign-up box for my irregular news letter underneath the contents towards the top right of this page. I'm always happy to see new people signing up for this so don't be shy.
Oh, and for anybody looking for clothes copying, dress-making or costume design, I fully recommend Jo Poole, aka The Dress Doctor, who made me a lovely costume to perform in.
Goodness, I've written a lot! Too much probably. I'm sorry about that. I shall have to come back and edit it at some point.
In the meantime, I'll just say:
[image credit: Katherine Leedale]