Christopher Green is a writer and performer. His work is proudly based in entertainment. Using a variety of art forms but always smuggling in politics – whether global, sexual, or personal – through the smokescreen of a good laugh.
Chris is one of the primary cabaret artistes in the UK, writing and performing original music and material in a range of venues from nightclubs, corporate events and private parties. He has been a regular guest in the Olivier Award-winning variety show La Clique and La Soiree and performs regularly with Medium Rare and other cabaret organisations.
Christopher's work embraces a love of the theatrical. His background in academic research, and then as a television producer, mean that every project is informed by research and political motivation even if the end result is a tacky dance routine.
His latest radio project is Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, about his meetings with Frida from Abba. He is working a collection of songs about love and loss, called Carrying Lead which you can read more about in the Music section of the Work page.
His new comedy project is Regina and Rex, appearing with the glamrous Rula Lenska. Rula and Chris play mother and son, who had one pop hit together in 1975. They are now relaunching their career. It's painful, tuneful and hilarious. Regina and Rex's record cover is here.
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Two Olivier Awards, Time Out Theatre Award, Total Theatre and Green Room Award (Australia)
Office Party: A theatrical version of a corporate bash where the audience are the party. Co-created with Ursula Martinez. A hit at the Barbican and Edinburgh Festivals and set for both UK and Australian productions in 2010. www.officepartyshow.com
VIP: A fake backstage party commissioned by Festival Republic. Played the four biggest UK festivals Summer 2009. Stage as part of The Game Is Up Festival at the Vooruit Theatre, Ghent, Belgium, 26th March 2011. VIP Party at Contemporary Vintage.
Working Man's Club: An installation event for IQUN and Latitude Festivals 2010.
The Razzle 1961: A commission from the Lord Mayor of London for his annual charity dinner 2011. It will be publically staged at Latitude summer 2011. It's an East End Niteclub, think Krays, gangsters and tacky luxurious showbiz.
New Orleans: A recreation of the best bits of New Orleans for The Big Chill Festival 2011. Jazz, voodoo, Mardi Gras and New Orleans Bounce and Sissy Bounce without the long flight.
Duckie: Co-creator and Artistic Associate of the phenomenally successful C'est Duckie! and five other major theatrical experiences. www.duckie.co.uk
Pop Junkie: 10 characters obsessed with pop. "Funny and intelligent" -- Bjorn and Benny from ABBA. The only theatre show, apart from Mamma Mia with permission to use Abba's music theatrically.
Let's Bomb Russia!: The life story of Kenny Everett. Currently in development with director John Tiffany. Christopher has been given exclusive permission by the Everett family to write a stage show.
A Silent Night?: In development. Co-written with Sarah Waters. A seasonal ghost story that turns into a night of terror, as you leave your theatre seats and try and escape an ancient theatrical curse.
Tina C: A global country music superstar who has gone from small town America, via peace envoy to the world with a special brief to the Middle East, to standing for election as a celebrity independent candidate against BO in 2008. Since her defeat she has taken time out to ponder her place in the world, and will soon release an album about her failure to have children, called Barren Country. This highly successful comedy creation, an American Country Music celebrity, has played in venues all over the world, presented a UK TV series, Yanky Panky, four series for BBC Radio 4 and performed for many thousands, Royalty, and the rich and famous. A fifth Radio 4 series, From Middle America to the Middle East, is due for broadcast in late 2011.
Read more about Tina C.
Ida Barr: A rapping pensioner who instead of morosely looking back on her glory days as a music hall singer, is embracing a style of music called Artificial Hip Hop. Ida is based on a real English music hall star and is based on a mountain of research. The pensioner turned rapper made her first BBC Radio 4 series in Summer 2010. She has wowed audiences with her shows including Artificial Hip Hop, Get Old or Die Trying, and Last Christmas (Possibly).
Read more about Ida Barr.
Dr Jedd O'Sullivan: US cultural critic and Art History author, offers insightful philosophical analysis of human behaviour and politics in today's world and had appeared in such venues as both Tate galleries, V&A, the Barbican Art Gallery, the National Theatre and the Science Museum.
Read more about Dr Jedd O'Sullivan.
Derek Diamond: Formerly trading as Mr Baz Vegas, but due to legal proceedings now appearing under the name Derek Diamond, this former cruise ship entertainer is now the owner / manager of The Razzle Working Man's Club along with his wife Debbie Diamond. A fully trained and world discussed stage hypnotist, Derek is a riot of a night out.
Read more about Derek Diamond.
Christopher Green has been commissioned to create events for the V&A, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Barbican Art Gallery, the NPG, the Southbank Centre and is collaborating with the British Library on a large scale event for 2011.
Chris has been invited to be Artist In Residence at the British Library 2011-2012.
In addition to 4 series of Tina C and a new one of Ida Barr, Christopher writes regular commissioned plays. These include:
Like An Angel Passing Through My Room: About Frida from Abba, love, loss and being a fan.
The Second Best Bed: A monologue about having children, or not having children, starring Caroline Quentin.
None of the Above: A play about intersex people.
The End of the Pier: A couple whose relationship is in crisis take a walk to the end of Southend Pier and back again.
Generation Electric: 80s pop music, fame, disapointment, and triumph.
TV and Film
In addition to Tina C's series Yanky Panky, notable work includes script and song writing for Sesame Street, appearances in Horne and Corden, as well starring roles in the films The Queen's Sister (as Danny la Rue) and Henry 9 (as Prince Harry).
Projects for 2012
Carrying Lead: A sitcom about loss and love. In collaboration with Jellylegs TV.
VIP: One off event in Paris for the launch of Time Out Paris.
Three Random Facts about Christopher Green