James Wren

Watch Peacock Season for free!

Peacock Season – FMW Films debut feature featuring a bevy of comedic talent – is ten years old this year, and to celebrate, you can now watch it for free below. The film was written and produced by Alan Freestone, Fergus March and TVO’s very own James Wren, and was made on a [...]

July 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Five years since TVO Live!

Today marks five years since The Velvet Onion Live, and as luck would have it, we recently managed to salvage some footage previously thought lost forever from the star-studded one-off live event. On 31st May 2012, we packed 21 Velvet Onion regulars, and the disembodied voice of one other, into [...]

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 offers TVO gems

The forthcoming second annual Unrestricted View Film Festival is due to take place between 24th and 30th April, and the team behind it have put together a packed bill of independent cinema which includes some fantastic TVO treats. For the uninitiated, Unrestricted View has been the resident [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rachel Parris On Tour

Rachel Parris, the newest addition to The Velvet Onion family, is taking her latest award-winning comedy show out on the road in Spring 2017. Although the musical comedian and improv performer might be not (yet!) be familiar to all of you, Rachel has a lot of TVO connections woven through her [...]

December 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Godless Peek

The first teaser trailer for forthcoming short film Godless is now available. The film is, as we’ve previously discussed, the latest effort from FMW Films – the team led by Alan Freestone, Fergus March and James Wren that’s previously been responsible for Peacock Season, The [...]

August 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Monster News

We’re delighted to report that The Monster, the short film starring Richard Glover, which is directed by Bob Pipe, produced by James Wren and scored by Waen Sheperd, has been garnering plenty of positive coverage recently. The comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love [...]

August 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Glover, Wren and Sandling get Godless

Crowdfunding is now open for Godless – a new comedy short written by James Wren and featuring Wren alongside Richard Glover and Richard Sandling. The short tells a tale of hype and propaganda sweeping people off their feet and down into madness. Trapped in their office by a baying [...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Fringe is coming…

Tickets for Edinburgh Fringe shows have gone on sale, and once again, a number of TVO faces are heading on up to the Scottish city throughout August. Making welcome returns after prolonged absences this year are Katy Brand and Colin Hoult – who appear with their shows I Was a Teenage [...]

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Film Festival To Champion Indie Talent

Friend of TVO, the very wonderful James Wren, will be hosting Unrestricted View‘s first film festival at his iconic Hen & Chickens theatre later this month. Unrestricted View has championed new, innovative  comedy and theatre since 1999, and now the group is turning is attention to film [...]

April 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s a Trap at the Hen and Chickens!

There’s a rare chance to see the long awaited comedy horror film The Trap at legendary venue The Hen and Chickens next week. Directed by Fergus March, who co-wrote the film with written by Alan Freestone and James Wren, the indie-flick features TVO regulars Alex Kirk, Richard [...]

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Monster Tease

The Velvet Onion has received a copy of the brand new teaser trailer for forthcoming short film The Monster. We first told you about the film back in March, when the production was awarded funding by Film London. A comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #33

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… DOLL & EM RETURNS Doll & Em, Wednesday, 10:00pm, SKY ATLANTIC A year after their near-perfect [...]

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #28

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… A SEANCE WITH LOWE & LLOYD FOR INSIDE NO. 9 The superlative creativity of Reece [...]

April 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Velvet Onion Is Five Again

The Velvet Onion is proud to bring you an updated version of our TVO IS FIVE video for your perusal, featuring a cavalcade of comedy legends wishing us a very happy birthday. Some of you may remember at the end of January, The Velvet Onion marked its official fifth anniversary with a string of [...]

March 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Big News For The Monster

A new short film, starring Richard Glover, directed by Bob Pipe and produced by James Wren, has been awarded funding by Film London. The film, The Monster, is a comedy horror about an iconic monster who falls in love with his leading lady on the set of a dubious film, as he tries to resurrect [...]

March 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Acts of Redemption

James Wren is directing a series of short comedy plays at The Hen & Chickens theatre in North London later this month. This latest venture from the co-writer and star of The Day They Came To Suck Our Brains!, the (fantastically funny) web series, comes in the form of “bittersweet” dramatic [...]

January 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #6

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more.  Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now below. TELLY VELVETS CONTINUE We’re knee deep into the current series of several TVO related shows at present, [...]

November 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brains Movie is a (indy) Go-Go!

It’s the news we’ve been waiting for… The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains is becoming a movie – and YOU can get involved with the production! Written and created by Bob Pipe (the man behind The Forgery Club) and James Wren (the man behind The Hen & Chickens), [...]

October 24, 2014 // 2 Comments

So Hot Right Now #2

Hello, dear Peelers, and welcome to The Velvet Onion!  For your regular news updates you used to find on our home page, click here.  But below, here’s what Dolly would say is sooo hot right now in Onion Land. AN EVENING WITH NOEL FIELDING BEGINS! The big news this week is that An Evening [...]

October 20, 2014 // 0 Comments