Pure fun as Mikron Theatre Co dock in Alvechurch and Rowney Green - The Redditch Standard

Pure fun as Mikron Theatre Co dock in Alvechurch and Rowney Green

Redditch Editorial 9th Aug, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

NOW in their 45th year, Mikron Theatre Company return to Worcestershire later this month.

Always an audience favourite with their energetic, fresh and original tales of the everyday people whose lives are changed by history, this tour is no different.

On the programme are two shows, Canary Girls, funny, heartfelt and tender story about two sisters seizing the opportunities offered to women by the outbreak of World War One, and becoming shell-workers in the local munitions factory.

For sisters, Rose and Lizzie, their new lives offer them money, independence, excitement and political awakening…until they realise the danger of shell work and how their dreams of a new world are pulling them apart.

Written by Laurence Peacock and directed by Marianne McNamara, with original music by folk superstars, O’Hooley and Tidow, Canary Girls has humour and pathos, romance and danger; all performed by a hugely talented team of four singing, instrument-playing, character-swapping actors.

Touring alongside Canary Girls is Mikron’s other new show, Pure, a story of many flavours about the business of chocolate.

In all 95 per cent of us love chocolate and eight billion of us eat it every single day in the UK; we just can’t get enough of the stuff.

As expected from Mikron, the fast-paced plot zips backwards and forwards through the years, throwing up little-known facts and questions to ponder, all wrapped up in a perfect package of live music and memorable characters.

Pure can be seen at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 27 at The Goat & Trousers, Rowney Green Lane, Rowney Green, Alvechurch, B48 7QP.

For more information call 01527 66689 or visit www.rowneygreen.org.

Canary Girls can be seen on Sunday, August 28 at 4pm at The Weighbridge, Alvechurch Marina, Scarfield Wharf, Alvechurch, B48 7SQ.

No tickets required for either performance, although a cash collection will be taken after the show. For more information call 0121 445 5111.

Both shows are outdoors with the option of a shelter if the weather is bad. Feel free to bring a picnic. Beer available.

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