Live perfomances

I was 15 the first time I walked the boards in the great hall of theRoyal High School in Edinburgh (see below)

I forget the name of the play but the school-boy director was Robin Cook, who went on to be the Foreign Secretary of the the British Government during Tony Blair's time and also I remember that I played the role of an 'imp'.....sign of things to come maybe.

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live muisc with Luigi Ranghino or tape music

NOW SHOWING

Since 1973 I have entertained audiences in over 30 countries: for (amongst others) her Royal Highness the Queen of Denmark, for her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of Holland, Olympic athletes, Russian spies, German riot-police, African bushmen, American soldiers, Mexican Indians, Paris debutantes, surgeons, film-stars, politicians, rock festival crowds, peace-activists, prisoners, pensioners and kids; I have directed special theatre  projects with groups both professional and amateur, appeared in TV programs across the globe, and starred in various international feature films and won the BEST ACTOR award at Brooklyn Film Festival in 2001.. 

JOHNNY MELVILLE FESTIVAL
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5-day retrospective in Aarhus Denmark 1987

Melville’s forte lies in his ability to communicate with his audiences. With his skills in mime and mimicry, satire and social comment, his natural bias to comedy, his quick-fire improvisation and his grasp of languages, he is the complete international performer"

Other solo shows and group projects from 1978

COME AGAIN 
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TROUBLE- SHOOTER
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(with music by Jimmy Friedman)
MEMBERS ONLY
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(with music by Jimmy Friedman)
MUSICAL MONKS
(with music by Sbaratto, Ranghino, Saveriano, Zuchetti, Anderson and Melville)
DIRTY MONEY
(co-written and directed by Matt Mitler, with music by Ranghino, Saveriano & Zuchetti, Guiness and song lyrics by Johnny Melville)
IT DON'T MEAN A THING....IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING!
(with the INTERNAT- IONALISTS with music by Balfour, Sbaratto, Freijd, Friedman, Anderson and Melville)
VOTE BARONI!
(with the INTERNAT- IONALISTS live on Danish TV, 1984)

STREET EVENTS

See the group JAB in action in the streets of Terschelling at the Oerol Festival 2002-3

THE SECURITY-MAN

an uniformed member of a private army (with a small black moustache that reminds us of someone.......) who ineptly tries to control the world through his fascist eyes.

FAYNWAY JENKELL'S TV BROADCAST

live theatre in front of a camera crew, as Faynway Jenkell, the famous broadcaster and expert in faux-pas with his wildly incorrect theories, entertains as only he can. Premiered at Oerol festival in 1998 and broadcast over the island on the TV network

THE PIDDLESMERE PLAYERS

la medieval romp with stunts, music and spectacle as the visiting villagers of LIttle Piddlesmere present their dramas and stories of home...

THE ART COLLECTOR

An animation where Andre Guerretrou, the French art expert, theorists and historian presents his vewrsion of the truth by seeking and pinpointing the art of every day life........

MR. FATS, THE EXECUTIVE

A modern day business man with all the trappings of high-technology. His knowledge and technical abilities however cannot compete with his weight or his appetite

PRESENTATIONS

Johnny Melville is experienced in hosting rock festivals, cabarets and benefits and depending on availability, can fit in to a special evening at short notice, if necessary. Notable events includeRock festivals at Roskilde, Denmark (1990 ORANGE STAGE & 1994/5 CABARET TENT) and Aarhus,(1987) Master of Ceremonies at the World Vets Congress, RAI, Amsterdam 2000
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