Antony Elvin

Onion Talking: The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains!

You’d have to have been living under a rock these last few months not to notice us banging on about a brilliant new web series called The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains. Jam-packed with TVO regulars, the show is the brainchild of Bob Pipe, and as the show comes to the end of its first [...]

June 5, 2013 // 5 Comments

First Contact

The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is now online for your peepers to cast their gaze upon. This week, the leading faiths of our land join forces to try and fend off the alien invaders, and there’s a surprise waiting in Professor Langhorne’s [...]

May 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Forged Hope

The latest installment in the gloriously silly web series The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains has emerged online. This week’s episode from the minds of Bob Pipe, James Wren and Phil Whelans features the return of the latter and Richard Glover, with more brain sucking victims [...]

May 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

Stateside Love For Sightseers

Ben Wheatley‘s subverted caravanning movie Sightseers, written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram arrives in the US today, 10th May. By way of a star-spangled fanfare, here’s a round up of the buzz  the film has been generating over the pond: The movie was the subject of a piece [...]

May 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

Spank Some TVO Talent

Comedy fans in the London area can start getting excited now with two forthcoming shows from Spank! at Udderbelly Southbank which feature artists who we cover at The Velvet Onion. On Friday, 7th June the Spank! line-up features performaces from Rufus Jones and Alex Kirk, along with sets from Isy [...]

May 3, 2013 // 1 Comment


That glorious, Best British Film Award winning smash hit Sightseers is making its way to America next month. Top dog US website Entertainment Weekly revealed the epic new theatrical poster exclusively today, and revealed the film will be in cinemas from May 10th, and – in an interesting [...]

April 3, 2013 // 2 Comments

Hey Globe

A brand new song by Hot Brew has emerged online. Those mystical root-lovers Oona & Crispin Wheatflake, famously captured on film by Alice Lowe & Jacqueline Wright‘s Jackal Films (and TVO!), have passed their latest opus – Hey Globe – on to their good friend Antony [...]

March 24, 2013 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Discs In March!

The incredible, multiple award winning Sightseers will be winging its way to home media on March 25th. The film, directed by Ben Wheatley and written by its two stars – Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, has been wowing audiences and critics alike around the world – and it’s not hard [...]

January 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Caravanning in Oz

Sightseers, the darkly comic paean to caravanning, written by and starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram, is released today in Australia and New Zealand! If you live in the Southern hemisphere and you’re still not sure that a murderous caravan movie is your cup of tea, take a look at our [...]

December 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Mayan Kalendar Download

The Velvet Onion is pleased to bring you this exclusive teaser from Antony Elvin’s forthcoming radio pilot. Recorded earlier this year, the pilot is written by Elvin and Ben Moody, and co-stars Alice Lowe, Tom Meeten, Stephen Evans, Waen Shepherd and Spencer Jones.  Antony will be [...]

December 21, 2012 // 0 Comments

Princes Of The Renaissance

Tudor folk trio Princes In The Tower made an appearance on London based traditional music station Renaissance 104.4FM last week, and their appearance can now be shared beyond the boundaries of South Bank. The three-piece, comprising Michael Tyack, Antony Elvin and William Summers, were on [...]

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

COMPETITION: See Sightseers, Win STUFF!

You’d have to be living under a rock, or looking at a different website not to know that Sightseers is released in UK cinemas tomorrow.  Technically, given most cinemas run Thursday to Wednesday, that means it’s out now! The amazing new black comedy from acclaimed director Ben [...]

November 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

Sightseers Week On The Velvet Onion!

The first thing you’ll be noticing on your (we hope) daily visit to TVO today is our usual scrolling banners featuring the various faces of Onion Land are taking a little holiday. The reason for this is to celebrate the UK cinema release of SIGHTSEERS – which is unleashed on November [...]

November 26, 2012 // 1 Comment


A new 60 second trailer for Sightseers is now available, which you can see below. The film is released on November 30th in the UK, and we strongly urge every single peeler who can get to a cinema that weekend to do so.  Throughout TVO’s history, we’ve championed the work of people [...]

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Elvin, The Prince & The Pauper

Antony Elvin will be Musical Director for a production of  The Prince and The Pauper at The Unicorn Theatre in London later this year. He is also writing the music for the production which will run from 25th November 2012 to 13th January 2013. The play is set in the 16th Century, and is an [...]

September 23, 2012 // 0 Comments

Preview Peeling: Hunderby

Monday, 27th August sees the première of Hunderby – the new comedy costume drama from Baby Cow and Julia Davis, airing at 10pm on Sky Atlantic. The channel has kindly let us catch a sneaky peak of the first episode, and our editor in chief shares his thoughts below. When a shipwrecked [...]

August 23, 2012 // 4 Comments

Sightseers Sighted

With Sightseers currently wowing the crowds at film festivals worldwide, ahead of its UK release on November 30th, we at The Velvet Onion are amongst the lucky few who have seen the film. Earlier this month, we attended a sneak peek at Ben Wheatley‘s third feature, written by and [...]

August 22, 2012 // 5 Comments

Sightseers Touristen

Film fans in Germany and Canada will have a chance to see The Sightseers ahead of its general release in the next few weeks. On Tuesday, August 21st, Alice Lowe and Steve Oram will be guests of honour for the film’s German première at Fantasy Filmfest, Berlin.  The following day, the [...]

August 19, 2012 // 3 Comments