Performance photographs from the Tobacco Factory, November 2011
Photography by Graham Burke
Windsor Fringe Festival, Larkin' About, October 2011
"The Larkin is stunningly good! The script by Sue Wilson is brilliant and really explores Larkin as a person and a poet. Sunny and John work very well together and the music adds a lot of power to the story. The evening was funny, fascinating and moving."
Dr. Michael Denny, Festival Director
Althorp Literary Festival, Larkin' About, June 2011
"Opening a treasure chest on the lesser known Larkin ... great fun ... not to be missed!"
"Lyrical Larkin and all that Jazz ... intoxicating!"
Performance photographs from Althorp Literary Festival, June 2011
Martin, Ilone, Tina and Rey in the greenroom at Althorp.
Stratford Literary Festival, A Roll in the Hay, May 2011
"The delicious Sunny Ormonde and the talented Antonious Players performed the last event of the Stratford-upon-Avon Festival in 2011, the venue was Shakespeare's classroom at King Edward's School in Stratford and I was intensely moved by their performance. Their programme was witty and stylish and I would urge anyone to hurry and listen to them, I truly did not want it to end and hope they will come back to Stratford and become a regular feature of the Literary Festival.
Natasha Roderick-Jones, Festival Director
Fundraiser for Amnesty International, A Roll in the Hay, April 2011, Norfolk
"Saturday night was brilliant ... the whole Village is talking about it. We enjoyed it so much. Thank you for coming and being so generous to us."
Liz Mason, Organiser.
"We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed your performance. We've had some very good feedback about the evening and 'fantastic' was the most common adjective!"
Miriam & Trevor Mason, Hosts
Fundraiser for Children of Colombia, A Roll in the Hay, April 2011, Winchcombe
"I (and many others) loved the Pavan and I don't think we said thank you to Ray for his excellent guitar playing. You and Tina play so beautifully, it was a delight. Sunny is excellent, a true professional and you all seem happy, relaxed and full of positive energy and a united group, I am so pleased, it really is a fantastic show."
Rachel Leighton, Chairman sent to Ilone
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Show Reviews, August 2008 - Enjoyable Hour
News From The Muse, July 2008 - Never on a Sunday
The Portsmouth News, June 2008 - Novel Approach To Music-Making
Scarborough Evening News, April 2008 - The Melody Makers
Scottish Book Town Festival, February 2007- Read director's feedback
Edinburgh Fringe 2006 Web reviews - Read articles.....
'Comical & Typically English!' - Coburger NeuePresse July 2006 (Dr. Peter Muller)
It was like the Last Night of the proms ending the Coburg Festival Season. An uplifting experience of literature and music, with the writerand the illustrious musicians........ Read full article.....
Audience comments from recent shows - Read comments.....
Edinburgh Fringe 2005 Music Review- 9th August 2005 Fringe Music (Nick Scott).
The modest yet intimate setting of Valvona & Crolla was filled to capacity for last night's performance by Louis de Bernières and The Antonius Players, and was the ideal setting for this refreshingly informal, yet well-structured programme of music and poetry. Read full article.....
Edinburgh Fringe 2005 Web reviews - Read articles.....
'Captain Corelli's Banjo' - Saturday Telegraph 30th July 2005 (Alaistair Sooke)
'We who are about to die salute you', says Louis de Bernières, grimacing. It's a sweltering summer evening. As he lifts a gleaming mandolin off its stand, perspiration pricks his linen shirt. 'Let's hope the sweat doesn't make my fingers slip' he adds. Read full article.........
'Antonius Players with Louis de Bernières' - Bury Free Press 27th May 2005 (Paul Holland)
Novelist Louis de Bernières proved he enjoys live performances this week when he played mandolin with the Antonius Players. Read full article.........
'Poetry Evening with Author' - Stratford Observer 21st October 2004 ( Tom Wright)
Looking more like your friendly local butcher than the international literary star that he is, Louis de Bernières amused a small but enthusiastic audience ... at the Shakespeare Centre on Friday night. Read full article.........
'Top author can play that mandolin!' - Diss Mercury 16th July 2004 ( Basil Abbott)
With a new best selling novel, an Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree from the UEA, and this Skelton Festival appearance, it was a good week for Louis de Bernières. Read full article.........
'Louis de Bernières with Flute Trio' - Ledbury Reporter 12th July 2003 ( Gary Bills-Geddes)
It is not often one can study the changing expressions of a major novelist at leisure, while enjoying some of the finest flute music in the canon. Read full article........
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