Notes on Notes on Camp

Saturday 4th September, 7-8pm

Written and performed by Andrew Pollard and Jez Dolan with Tom Guest

What is camp? The brassy barmaid? The good-time-girl with a heart of gold? The fading club singer with dreams of the big time? Aunties (no relation)? Susan Sontag or Crossroads? The list goes on… Join Jez, Andrew and Tom for a delicious tour through all things camp, with songs, music, super-8 cine film, and more than a fair share of hairnets and housecoats.

Writers Jez Dolan and Andrew Pollard grew up in and around working men’s clubs in the north-west in the 1970s inhaling the heady mixture of cheap beer, Avon’s finest and Players No. 6.

Bury Art Museum, Gallery D


Jez Dolan is a visual artist and theatre-maker who has exhibited internationally, and whose work appears in a number of gallery and museum collections, including The British Museum, Bury Art Museum, The Leslie Lohman Museum Now York City, The National Gallery of Iceland, The Schwules* Museum Berlin and many others.

Tom Guest is a Manchester-based pianist, musical director and actor. Happy to tread the boards, wave a stick and tickle the ivories in equal measure. His musical directing credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Urinetown (Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester) and Three Bar Solo (Royal Exchange). He was MD and co-creator of Barbara for TurnOn Fest 2020. Acting credits include Bobby in Company(RNCM), Hunter in Title Of Show (Hope Mill), Ray in Class, More in Zig and More (Nott Playhouse), Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Drury Lane).

Andrew Pollard is an actor, writer and director. He spent 10 years touring the world with Bath’s Natural Theatre Street Comedy Troupe. He then studied acting at the Bristol Old Vic and has since played many parts in many theatres up and down the country including Manchester’s Royal Exchange, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and the Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow. In 2019, he played Phileas Fogg in Around The World In 80 Days on Broadway. TV credits include Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks as well as episodes of Spooks (BBC) and Coup (Channel 4). As a writer he has mainly worked on family and children’s shows and writes professional pantos for many theatres up and down the country (as well as playing ‘Dame’ for 20 years). His adaptation of Heidi was performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and the Theatre Royal, Bath and was nominated for Best Children’s Play in the TMA Awards and the Adrienne Benham Award for Children’s Theatre Writing.

Image © Tim Bradley

September 4 7-8pm £5
Bury Art Museum, Moss Street, Bury, BL9 0DR