STAGE PLAYS AND PERFORMANCES
Nigel Osner is a stylish and quirky performer, mainly of his own words and lyrics. To get a flavour of his performance, please see
- glimpses of `Angel to vampire!' filmed at Jamboree in Limehouse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5QHRj6cE7c&feature=em-upload_owner
- `Don't label me', the first song in `Angel to vampire!'. My lyrics with a melody composed by Mole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNRvLcINiE0&t=7s
He takes an amusing and bitter-sweet look at love, sex, and life's milestones. He has appeared at the St James Studio, the Pheasantry, the Crazy Coqs, Pizza on the Park, the King's Head Theatre, Islington, the Jermyn Street Theatre and the Distraction Club, among other places. His characters include both men , women and the supernatural! His vampire, Prince Osnovski, sometimes gets an outing at more alternative venues. He is very grateful to the directors Pat Garrett and Janine Wood for helping him develop his unique style. He is also grateful to the extremely talented accompanists and composers he has worked with. They include Paul Ayres, Stephen Nash and Tom Wakeley.
In 2016 Nigel took his show `Angel to Vampire!' to the Edinburgh Fringe, where he performed at the Space Triplex throughout August. In the show he takes a wry look at the yearnings in his life. He illustrates them with his original songs and stories and introduces several new characters, including the Archangel Gabriel, who gives up his day job to join a jazz band in New Orleans. Since then he has performed `Angel to vampire!' at the St James Studio and several other Fringes, including Buxton, where he was nominated as a recognition of excellence for new writing.
In 2013 Nigel played Adam, an eccentric artist's model, in 'Wrapped in the sun', a new play in the Camden Fringe Festival.
Early in 2014 Nigel played Castrucccio, a drag queen, in a very original version of 'The Duchess of Malfi'! Set in a seedy London of the nineteeen fifties, including a club called Malfi, the play was re-entitled 'Cover her face', with an all male cast. It was put on at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, a quirky venue which worked rather well, especially the stage in front of a large heart edged with red lightbulbs! The Duchess was played by the performer la john joseph. For reviews, please see the reviews page.
In 2015 Nigel played Binkie, a rather precious poet, in a new black comedy. It is called `A rather English murder' and is set in Hampstead in the 1950's.
PLAYS AND PERFORMANCES