MONKEY performed by Warwick Broadhead

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MONKEY Performed By Warwick Broadhead

Project 2014-06-22 16:53:39 +1200

Warwick Broadhead, New Zealand's reputed living treasure, is now preparing for a solo show telling the story of  Monkey.

 

Monkey is a solo theatrical experience in the actor's home on Waiheke Island. Presented in the afternoon on the first Saturday of each month at 3 in the afternoon over an extended period, possibly two years. The performances are told in serial form, rather like Charles Dickens' release of some of his major novels. Warwick will link the story at each performance yet each performance is a gem in the crown of the overall story.

 

Broadhead's theatrical brilliance and diversity will be reflected in this, his latest creation of the story of the ancient Chinese legend of Monkey (Monkey King, Journey to the West). First written from the oral telling in the 14th Century. This story is one of China's best known. It tells of a monk sent by the Goddess of Compassion, Quan Yin, to journey from China to India to receive the sacred teachings from  the Buddha and bring them back to China to help establish Buddhism there. This novel is based on a real life event. This story is now highly embellished in the novel Monkey. With demons, magic, gods and goddesses, tribulations and triumphs.

 

Warwick's spiritual teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, suggested he explore this story as a theatrical piece. It has taken him many years to realise and understand how to bring it to fruition within his current capabilities. As usual many friends are aiding and abetting this process of bringing the work before an audience. Performing is one of Warwick's gifts which is his pleasure to share.

 

A master in the art of story telling, Broadhead draws on this ancient fable to weave an ingenious tale that takes many tangents into the fascinating and the surreal. Combining ritual, slapstick, philosophy, music and dance, Broadhead gloriously transforms into narrator and characters to portray this journey that presents ideologies of life.

 

Warwick will soon be 70 and since his twenties has performed, directed, made costumes and sets, worked with hundreds of people throughout New Zealand in his extravagant theatrical masterpieces. He has also performed The Hunting of the Snark and other solo shows in over 600 private homes in New Zealand and overseas.

 

You are invited to further participate in the preparation of this exciting, theatrical project at any stage.

 

Warwick's team is:-

Performance guide:- Steven Hollins

Thespian and Restauranteur

 

Jonathan Baxter:- recognised world master of origami.

Jonathan will be creating origami pieces to suggest ideas and characters in the story and enhance Warwick's overall performance. He is a man who is bursting with enthusiasm and ideas.

jonathanbaxter.me/

 

Tara McLeod of Pear Tree Press:-

Warwick is very happy Tara has agrreed to typeset and print the antique-type flyer for MONKEY.

 

Elizabeth Anderson:- artist and friend

Because of Warwick's computer illiteracy, Elizabeth has taken on organising funding to ensure the presentation of Warwick's vision.

Elizabeth, affectionately nicknamed 'Cute Monkey' in her girls high school days, has an deep affinity with all things 'monkey' and is thrilled to help bring more of Warwick's monkey treasures to light.

 

Budget

With your help Warwick needs to raise money to be able to make the show happen by being abe to recompense the professional people listed above who are contributing their expertise and knowledge towards creating another of Warwick's compelling storytelling events.

 

Contact Warwick

If you want to talk to Warwick about any aspect of the show, there are three ways to contact him;

1 - in person

2 - on the telephone, a landline attached to the wall in his bedroom, 09 372 4222

3 - or by letter in his fancy mailbox at 58 Crescent Road, West Extension, Ostend, Waiheke Island, Auckland, 1081.

 

Warwick's wonderful website will bewitch you and yours on - www.warwickbroadhead.co.nz

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 7

Thank you all very much!

29/09/2014 at 5:42 PM

Dear All

Warwick and I would like to thank you all for your generous pledges. At this time, hours away from the Pledgeme site closing ,we have reached $1220 which is short of our target. As you might know we won't be given your contact details so if there is anything you wish to know further about the show please contact me on [email protected] or Warwick through his website, www.warwickbroadhead.co.nz. The show will definitely still go on and we look forward to seeing you there!!

Once again thank you for your generosity.

best wishes

Warwick and Elizabeth

The Prayer Tree by Michael Leunig

02/09/2014 at 8:00 PM

Warwick and I have just discovered this book. Here is an excerpt from it we would like to share;

A person kneels to contemplate a tree and to reflect upon the troublesand joys of life. The person imagines mornings and evenings in a great forest of prayers, swarming and teeming with life. The person is learning to pray.

Warwick Blesses a Pohutukawa

29/08/2014 at 8:07 PM

Warwick gets the needle

27/08/2014 at 9:31 PM


        

KKKKKKKKKK for MONKEY or 10K's for MONKEY

19/08/2014 at 10:40 PM

MONEY

MON EY

MON K EY

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MONKEY

THANK YOU!

Journey to Mahler

18/08/2014 at 7:12 PM

Friday night

Queen St

bus ride

hooker

big breasts

hole in stocking

thigh high

tells joke

butterfly

papillon

schmetterling

dont get it

Warwick laughs

 

 

Donning the Tea Cosy

16/08/2014 at 9:16 PM

Never trust a man, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on. Billy Connolly

Picture Warwick, age 4, adorable, cute, tight blond curls. He is sitting at the dinner table with his family. Everyone's eaten but must stay at the table. Father hasn't finished his cup of tea. Mother has just gone to refill the teapot. Warwick squirms with boredom. He wants to get down. No one is talking to Warwick. (FLASH!) He reaches for the teacosy, pulls it on his head, pulls a face. MAGIC! Everyone is looking at him. A star is born!

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    MONKEY Performed By Warwick Broadhead

    Project 2014-06-22 16:53:39 +1200

    Warwick Broadhead, New Zealand's reputed living treasure, is now preparing for a solo show telling the story of  Monkey.

     

    Monkey is a solo theatrical experience in the actor's home on Waiheke Island. Presented in the afternoon on the first Saturday of each month at 3 in the afternoon over an extended period, possibly two years. The performances are told in serial form, rather like Charles Dickens' release of some of his major novels. Warwick will link the story at each performance yet each performance is a gem in the crown of the overall story.

     

    Broadhead's theatrical brilliance and diversity will be reflected in this, his latest creation of the story of the ancient Chinese legend of Monkey (Monkey King, Journey to the West). First written from the oral telling in the 14th Century. This story is one of China's best known. It tells of a monk sent by the Goddess of Compassion, Quan Yin, to journey from China to India to receive the sacred teachings from  the Buddha and bring them back to China to help establish Buddhism there. This novel is based on a real life event. This story is now highly embellished in the novel Monkey. With demons, magic, gods and goddesses, tribulations and triumphs.

     

    Warwick's spiritual teacher, Namgyal Rinpoche, suggested he explore this story as a theatrical piece. It has taken him many years to realise and understand how to bring it to fruition within his current capabilities. As usual many friends are aiding and abetting this process of bringing the work before an audience. Performing is one of Warwick's gifts which is his pleasure to share.

     

    A master in the art of story telling, Broadhead draws on this ancient fable to weave an ingenious tale that takes many tangents into the fascinating and the surreal. Combining ritual, slapstick, philosophy, music and dance, Broadhead gloriously transforms into narrator and characters to portray this journey that presents ideologies of life.

     

    Warwick will soon be 70 and since his twenties has performed, directed, made costumes and sets, worked with hundreds of people throughout New Zealand in his extravagant theatrical masterpieces. He has also performed The Hunting of the Snark and other solo shows in over 600 private homes in New Zealand and overseas.

     

    You are invited to further participate in the preparation of this exciting, theatrical project at any stage.

     

    Warwick's team is:-

    Performance guide:- Steven Hollins

    Thespian and Restauranteur

     

    Jonathan Baxter:- recognised world master of origami.

    Jonathan will be creating origami pieces to suggest ideas and characters in the story and enhance Warwick's overall performance. He is a man who is bursting with enthusiasm and ideas.

    jonathanbaxter.me/

     

    Tara McLeod of Pear Tree Press:-

    Warwick is very happy Tara has agrreed to typeset and print the antique-type flyer for MONKEY.

     

    Elizabeth Anderson:- artist and friend

    Because of Warwick's computer illiteracy, Elizabeth has taken on organising funding to ensure the presentation of Warwick's vision.

    Elizabeth, affectionately nicknamed 'Cute Monkey' in her girls high school days, has an deep affinity with all things 'monkey' and is thrilled to help bring more of Warwick's monkey treasures to light.

     

    Budget

    With your help Warwick needs to raise money to be able to make the show happen by being abe to recompense the professional people listed above who are contributing their expertise and knowledge towards creating another of Warwick's compelling storytelling events.

     

    Contact Warwick

    If you want to talk to Warwick about any aspect of the show, there are three ways to contact him;

    1 - in person

    2 - on the telephone, a landline attached to the wall in his bedroom, 09 372 4222

    3 - or by letter in his fancy mailbox at 58 Crescent Road, West Extension, Ostend, Waiheke Island, Auckland, 1081.

     

    Warwick's wonderful website will bewitch you and yours on - www.warwickbroadhead.co.nz

     

     

     

    Comments

    Thank you all very much!

    29/09/2014 at 5:42 PM

    Dear All

    Warwick and I would like to thank you all for your generous pledges. At this time, hours away from the Pledgeme site closing ,we have reached $1220 which is short of our target. As you might know we won't be given your contact details so if there is anything you wish to know further about the show please contact me on [email protected] or Warwick through his website, www.warwickbroadhead.co.nz. The show will definitely still go on and we look forward to seeing you there!!

    Once again thank you for your generosity.

    best wishes

    Warwick and Elizabeth

    The Prayer Tree by Michael Leunig

    02/09/2014 at 8:00 PM

    Warwick and I have just discovered this book. Here is an excerpt from it we would like to share;

    A person kneels to contemplate a tree and to reflect upon the troublesand joys of life. The person imagines mornings and evenings in a great forest of prayers, swarming and teeming with life. The person is learning to pray.

    Warwick Blesses a Pohutukawa

    29/08/2014 at 8:07 PM

    Warwick gets the needle

    27/08/2014 at 9:31 PM


            

    KKKKKKKKKK for MONKEY or 10K's for MONKEY

    19/08/2014 at 10:40 PM

    MONEY

    MON EY

    MON K EY

    MON KK EY

    MON KKK EY

    MON KKKK EY

    MON KKKKK EY

    MON KKKKKK EY

    MON KKKKKKKK EY

    MON KKKKKKKKK EY

    MON KKKKKKKKKK EY

    MONKKKKKKKKKKEY

    MONKKKKKKKKKEY

    MONKKKKKKKKEY

    MONKKKKKKEY

    MONKKKKKEY

    MONKKKKEY

    MONKKKEY

    MONKKEY

    MONKEY

     

    MONKEY

    THANK YOU!

    Journey to Mahler

    18/08/2014 at 7:12 PM

    Friday night

    Queen St

    bus ride

    hooker

    big breasts

    hole in stocking

    thigh high

    tells joke

    butterfly

    papillon

    schmetterling

    dont get it

    Warwick laughs

     

     

    Donning the Tea Cosy

    16/08/2014 at 9:16 PM

    Never trust a man, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on. Billy Connolly

    Picture Warwick, age 4, adorable, cute, tight blond curls. He is sitting at the dinner table with his family. Everyone's eaten but must stay at the table. Father hasn't finished his cup of tea. Mother has just gone to refill the teapot. Warwick squirms with boredom. He wants to get down. No one is talking to Warwick. (FLASH!) He reaches for the teacosy, pulls it on his head, pulls a face. MAGIC! Everyone is looking at him. A star is born!

      Janine Dickins
      2014-09-22 10:30:09 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-09-21 18:52:00 +1200
      Susi Newborn
      2014-09-19 13:51:23 +1200
      Susi Newborn
      2014-09-19 13:49:15 +1200
      Helga
      2014-09-14 13:21:01 +1200
      Helga
      2014-09-14 13:18:19 +1200
      Elisabeth Vaneveld
      2014-09-06 11:58:07 +1200
      James Littlewood
      2014-08-27 00:01:49 +1200
      Richard Poor
      2014-08-26 11:03:53 +1200
      Tanya Cumberland
      2014-08-20 21:01:47 +1200
      Richard King
      2014-08-20 16:08:13 +1200
      Peter Beardsley
      2014-08-19 07:12:11 +1200
      marilyn sainty
      2014-08-18 20:58:28 +1200
      Angus Galloway
      2014-08-18 10:02:26 +1200
      Angus Galloway
      2014-08-18 10:00:09 +1200
      Peter Willis
      2014-08-15 20:53:00 +1200
      Marcus Graney
      2014-08-14 15:22:43 +1200
      Eve de Castro-Robinson
      2014-08-14 14:34:12 +1200
      Peter Scholes
      2014-08-13 15:22:28 +1200
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      Yvonne Tatton
      2014-07-21 09:27:59 +1200
      Aaron Packard
      2014-07-20 12:49:49 +1200
      Anne Sharplin
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