18th Sep, 2019

Mikron get ready to drop anchor near Redditch with two new shows

Ross Crawford 16th Jun, 2019

ALL aboard for canal-based theatre company Mikron’s new shows.

On the bill are All Hands on Deck which is set in World War Two, and navigates a love story between the Royal Navy and their loyal ‘Jenny Wrens’, and Redcoats which follows Mikron’s radiant redcoats as they guide you through 80 years of the Billy Butlin’s holiday dream.

The two shows are visiting this area in the company’s 48th year of touring.

Always firm favourites, Mikron delight audiences with their informative, dramatic and musically jam-packed and very British themed shows.

In All Hands On Deck, new WRNS recruits Ginger and Lily are looking for wartime adventure.

Lily wants to serve on dry land, but Ginger is desperate to serve at sea – and the sailors can’t believe their luck!

The show pays tribute to all those wartime women who pushed the door to opportunity firmly open.

Full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song, Ginger and Lily find themselves in uncharted waters on a journey they’ll never forget.

As for Redcoats, join Mikron as they delve into holiday huts and bonny baby contests with guest appearances from Marlene Dietrich, Gracie Fields and Laurel and Hardy.

The play is written by Nick Ahad – playwright, journalist, broadcaster on BBC Radio Leeds and bone fide bonnie baby competition winner, Skegness! He’s no stranger to writing, but this is his first time writing for Mikron.

For more on Mikron, visit https://mikron.org.uk/.

Redcoats: Can be seen at 3pm on Sunday, June 23 at Wootton Wawen Village Hall with a cash collection after the performance.

On Saturday, July 27 at 7pm it’s at Alcester Town Hall – tickets on 01789 766815 or 07769 742963.

On Wednesday, August 7 you can see the show at 7.30pm at The Goat and Trousers, Rowney Green Village Hall with a collection after the show.

All Hands on Deck: can be seen on Saturday, July 27 at 2pm at Alcester Town Hall and. on Wednesday, August 21 at 7.30pm at The Weighbridge, Alvechurch. No tickets required, a cash collection will be taken after the show.

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