HARRY WALLER

Actor. Singer. Writer.

JOE deVIVRE

This is Joe deVivre.

 

Joe has been travelling around singing sad songs ever since his heart was broken by Magda. Apparently she led him on. Possibly they were once engaged. Or perhaps he just saw her one day in the cafe where she worked and, too nervous to speak, bolted his coffee and ran to the nearest toilet to throw up.

 

Whatever the truth, the fact is that Joe has been obsessed, depressed and occasionally thrilled by the memory of Magda. Her beauty. Her face. Her magic way with a milk foamer. His shows are an artistic display of catharsis - an outpouring of his love, his rage, his sorrow and his unfulfilled horn.

 

Well, she looks like a flower and she's hitting my heart like a drum, like a drum, like a drum...

 

"Outstanding and hilarious" - MadeInShoreditch.co.uk

 

"Joe deVivre has a talent for making you laugh at what you really shouldn't." - Views from the Gods

DARLENE DAKOTA'S GODDAMN SHOW

WRITING

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She came in mighty late one night

Drunk on whiskey, and high on life

Mama said: "Child is ev'rything alright?"

She just smiled her eyes at the flickerin' screen...

 

 

Darlene Dakota's Goddamn Show is an original gig-musical, with script and songs written by Harry. The piece was developed in collaboration with UK-based actor-musician Lloyd Gorman (Sunny Afternoon, West End). It tells the story of Darlene and her pregnant second-cousin Mary-Sue as they return to their hometown for an explosive one-night-only performance.

 

The show had a developmental reading at the Pleasance Theatre, London, in 2016.

 

 

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WRITING

 

 

In 2019 I wrote a cabaret-play reimagining Feste from Twelfth Night as a queer partyboy with a dark secret. The piece will explores what it is to reshape the truth to create your own narratives and what it is to begin to realise that you're the oldest one on the dancefloor. It is written in modern verse and features my own original settings of Shakespeare songs (and some songs using a mashup of other Shakespeare texts). In 2019 we performed a workshop production of it at the PIT Loft in NYC and were booked to take the show to the Brighton Fringe 2020, until that plan was scuppered by COVID-19.

 

We also created an album, produced by Jonah Rosenberg, which is available for download here: https://harrywaller.bandcamp.com/releases

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THE FESTE SHOW

 

As well as being a performer I also write theatre pieces and songs. I regularly write music and songs for Bard City productions as well as creating my own projects. Below are some examples of work I've written.

 

 

"Ye Spotted Snakes", from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Music by Harry Waller

Sung by Juliette Kulikovs & Alexandra Cockrell