WHO WE WORK WITH

SINGER/SONGWRITER

MXYM (Max Easter) is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has self produced and released an EP with two follow up singles gaining radio play on stations such as Spark Sunderland and BBC Radio Newcastle. The release of his EP "Peaches" in 2018 was accompanied by a sold out release party featuring other local queer performers. The event was awarded funding by O2's Go Thing Big for "Breaking Boundaries". In 2018 MXYM played the lead role of Andy Quinn in the short film "Rebel Rebel" as well as providing some songs and original compositions for the films soundtrack - the film went on to win two Royal Television Society awards. 

MXYM is a regular performer at The BonBons Cabaret and is a member of North East based queer collective THE HOUSE OF LOVE. MXYM is also working with Bonnie and The Bonnettes as sound designer for their new show "And She", working on their music since Autumn 2018.

PHOTO CREDIT: TJmov
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MAMA RHI

THEATRE MAKER/CABARET ARTIST

PHOTO CREDIT: TJMov

Mama Rhi (Rhianne Bowes) is a theatre maker and cabaret artist making work that is predominantly feminist lipsync and burlesque performance that delves into themes surrounding body positivity, female sexuality and celebrations of love. Her work is rebellious and mischievous with a wicked sense of humour. She is a regular performer at The BonBons Cabaret and is part of North East based queer collective THE HOUSE OF LOVE. She has also performed alongside theatre company The Letter Room as part of their "Club Bonenkai" event as well as a lipsyncing event for GIFT (Gateshead International Festival of Theatre). She also organsied and compered her own cabaret evening: "Mama Rhi and her Breast Friends" at the Bridge Hotel in aid of Rape Crisis. 

She has most recently been funded by Arts Council England to begin work on her new solo show "Mama Rhi's Lady Garden". 

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DRAG ARTIST

PHOTO CREDIT: TJmov

Sophie Teasdale

STAGE MANAGER/

PHOTOGRAPHER

Vol-Au-Vent Love (Brennan Flanders) is an actor, theatre maker, and drag artist based in Newcastle, graduating from Newcastle College with an upper class division BA in Acting. His work is inspired by comedy, queer issues and self empowerment. His work under the persona of Vol-Au-Vent Love, a 'buffet of talent', blends together queerness, body celebration, spoken word, and farcical humour. He is a regular performer at The BonBons Cabaret and is a member of THE HOUSE OF LOVE. 

Outside of drag, Brennan is creating a new solo show, "Sex with Brennan (Tales of Debauchery)' (Working title), delving into the sexual world of a queer man in todays society. The show will be a combination of comedy, music, and current LGBTQI+ issues. 

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PHOTO CREDIT: VON FOX PROMOTIONS

Sophie is a photographer, videographer, and artistic director based in the North East, between County Durham and Tyne & Wear. She works with Bonnie and The Bonnettes as a photographer/videographer as well as being their stage manager/technician. 

Sophie likes to have fun with her photography, and tends to value colour, styling and emotion over a "technically" perfect image.  Sophie has photographed talent such as Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Cabaret on Broadway), Samantha Bond (Outnumbered, Die Another Day), Tim McInnerny (Blackadder, Notting Hill), Omid Djalili (comedian), and members of the Royal Shakespeare Company over the past couple of years, to name a few, and has also been working closely with North East band "Celestine", photographing their gigs, creating promotional flyers, and directing their music videos. Sophie was also the artistic director and stylist for Savannah Betts' "Warning" music video, which was listed as one of the "Music Videos of the Year" in NARC Magazine.

Over the past six years Sophie has been working on a backstage theatre series, collecting images of performers behind the scenes. She is excited to release these images in the form of a book early next year!

 

Sophie ​also co-runs a company called Von Fox Promotions which mostly specialises in video, photography and graphic design. 

VONFOX Promotions are a company based in the North East (South Shields) made up of Sophie Teasdale and Richard Flood and their services help new or small businesses and talent to promote themselves. This includes photography, video, music video production, graphic design, and much more. 

TJmov

Production Company

 

TJmov is a one man production company in the north east run by Thomas Johnson. Specialising in Photography and Videography TJmov has shot and directed The Bonbons Cabaret Trailer for The House Of Love and several Music Video and Visual Projects for MXYM, along with photographing various projects with indie band White Houses and shooting Mama Rhi’s promotional imagery for her new show Lady Garden. 

 

Thomas is also an independent filmmaker with a First Class Honours degree in Digital Film Production. His short film Rebel Rebel went on to win two awards at the North East 2019 Royal Television Society Awards for Comedy and Entertainment (Thomas Johnson & John Lewis) and Production Design (Thomas Johnson). 

 

TJMov is working on his new project, an animated comedy series ‘What In The World’ which is currently in pre-production.

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