Stephen Evans

St Albans Welcomes The Baron & Philomena

The Baron, the short film directed by Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten and written by both of them, will be shown on Saturday (3rd May) as part of the St Albans Film Festival. The film also stars Steve Oram, Stephen Evans and Barunka O’Shaughnessy, with music by Waen Shepherd and Nick [...]

May 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Colin’s Final Carnival

Colin Hoult will be performing his seminal Carnival Trilogy of shows one final time next month as part of Brighton Fringe. The three shows – Carnival of Monsters, Enemy of the World and Inferno – originally ran in London and Edinburgh in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively, and [...]

April 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Get It Seen

No, that title isn’t just an instruction from us… it’s also the name of a new underground film festival taking place at legendary venue The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington this month. The venue, which has been a spiritual home for TVO regulars for almost two decades [...]

April 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Kill Phil Vol. 2

The sublime comedy play Kill Phil returns next month at legendary London venue The Hen & Chickens. The show is the brainchild of Pros From Dover veteran (and writer/star of My First Planet), Phil Whelans, and co-stars Marny Godden of brilliant sketch troop The Grandees and TVO’s very [...]

February 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Breezing To Inner Joy With Barratt

On Monday night Julian Barratt played his first ‘solo’ live show in a considerable number of years. Tickets for the gig sold out fast, but we made it our duty to be there and report back. Of course we did. Here then is our review: It’s only a few short months since we were [...]

January 29, 2014 // 3 Comments

Barratt’s Soho Guests

As announced earlier this week, Julian Barratt will be performing a solo show at Soho Theatre on 27th January. And we’ve now had confirmation of who his special guests will be! Appearing alongside Julian’s alter-ego, Jon Breeze, will be two TVO-related names (yes two!): the extremely [...]

January 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

Kill Phil

A brand new TVO-packed stage show will be unveiled later this month at legendary London venue The Hen & Chickens. Entitled Kill Phil, the show is the brainchild of Pros From Dover veteran (and writer/star of My First Planet), Phil Whelans.  It also features a what’s who of the sketch [...]

January 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sherlock Connections

We suspect that a great many of you reading this will be getting a tad excited about the impending 3rd series of Sherlock, which begins on new year’s day. But did you know how many TVO connections the show has? The fact that our very own fairy godmother, Alice Lowe, will be appearing in the [...]

December 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

FREE DOWNLOAD: In Holoserica Cepa 2013!

It’s that time of the year again. The big fat bloke has been, and given you all lots of lovely jubbly presents, with hopefully a few TVO related goodies amongst them! As our friends, naturally, we had to provide you with a gift or some variety, and given the runaway success of last [...]

December 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Carnival Of Monsters To Keep

Colin Hoult‘s recent radio series for BBC Radio 4, Carnival of Monsters, is now available to buy. The 4-part series starring Colin Hoult, with Zoe Gardner and Dan Snelgrove, features a bizarre mixture of bizarre, comical characters and sketches, presented by a sinister Ringmaster. During [...]

October 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

Vote For The Baron!

Last month we told you about the digital release of a new short film featuring Tom Meeten, called The Baron. If you were at the Mighty Boosh’s recent gig at The Pleasance, you’ll have seen Tom in character as The Baron (clue; he was the one who kept himself tucked in). A long-standing [...]

October 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Baron Is Unleashed

The Baron – a short film by Tom Meeten and Gareth Tunley – is now available to view online. Inspired by the character Tom used to frequently bring to life on stage (and in C4 sketch show Blunder), the short co-stars Steve Oram, Barunka O’Shaughnessy and Stephen Evans.  It [...]

September 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Join The Carnival

The air date for the first episode of Colin Hoult‘s sketch-based comedy show Carnival of Monsters has been confirmed – and it’s this Monday! It’ll be broadcast on Radio 4 Extra, BBC radio’s specialist comedy, drama and children’s programming station (available [...]

July 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

TVO Live Videos Part 5: Richard Glover & Stephen Evans

May 31st marked the first anniversary of The Velvet Onion Live – our inaugural live event, which will hopefully be followed by many more in the future. That star studded event featured the likes of Dave Brown, James Cook, Antony Elvin, Stephen Evans, Suzy Evelyn Hall, Mike [...]

July 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

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

Prepare To Meet The Baron!

Earlier this week we were lucky enough to get a sneaky peek of a new project from Tom Meeten and Gareth Tunley. The Baron is a short film written by Meeten and Tunley, which features performances from TVO regulars, Stephen Evans, Steve Oram and Barunka O’Shaughnessy. Waen Shepherd also [...]

May 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Multiverse Keeps Going

The Multiverse – that glorious new online portal for sci-fi related silliness from Warwick Davies – has unleashed two new TVO flavoured slices of nonsense to savour. The latest edition of The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains was released today, and features Alex Kirk as the Prime [...]

April 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Brain Sucking Begins!

It’s here at last! The long awaited online comedy series, The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains premièred its first episode today! The show is part of the Warwick Davies fronted YouTube channel The Multiverse, and features music from Waen Shepherd plus a host of TVO stars in front of [...]

March 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Sucking Draws Nearer

The Day They Came To Suck Out Our Brains grows ever nearer, and the mastermind behind it all, Mr Bob Pipe (of Forgery Club & TVO Live fame!) has unleashed a new trailer for this stonking great web series. Featuring the likes of Colin Hoult, Stephen Evans, Richard Glover, Gareth Tunley, [...]

March 22, 2013 // 0 Comments