Theatre

Foxlowe Arts Centre brings new professional theatre to Leek

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It’s around three years since we started our collaboration with Live and Local to bring professional theatre shows here and this year (season) we’ve been allocated 5 shows, two in the autumn and three in the spring.

January saw the welcome return of James Rowland with his “One Hundred Different Words for Love”:  he told us about the third part of his trilogy and it’s plain that our audience want him to come back with it.

In February, on Thursday 21st, Little Earthquake bring their new show “I Ain’t Afraid of no Ghost”.

Imagine an ordinary home with extraordinary goings-on. Set in the 80s, this show is based on the family experiences of one of the actors, whose home is taken oven by a playful poltergeist. Find out who really took that packed of Kit Kats.

A funny and nostalgic trip back to the 80s in a theatre show for adults and older children about a family home being haunted by a playful poltergeist. It delves back into the childhood of Gareth, the director and one of the performers, and draws you into a fascinating paranormal mystery set in a very recognisable suburban world.

A quirky, creative performance that encourages your own overactive imagination, reconnects you with some sounds, sights and flavours of the past, and provides lots of laughs along with a few spooky surprises!

Formed in 2005 by co-Directors Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman, West-Midlands based Little Earthquake “exists to create events that will surprise, entertain, inspire and intrigue. The stories we tell invite audiences to scupper their expectations and escape the ordinary.

 

And then April (Friday 26th) sees a real treat – New Perspectives Theatre bring their new stage adaptation “The Man without a Past“.   This is based on the Cannes-award-winning film made by the acclaimed Finnish film-maker Aki Kaurismaki.  It’s described as “A Finnish melancomedy – part melancholic love story, part deliciously deadpan comedy”.   Tickets for this should be available in late February.

And next?  Towards the end of March we’ll have sight of the list of offers for the next season.  In the meantime, there are other Live and Local shows nearby which you can go to:  just look for them under <What’s On> at liveandlocal.org.uk.

 

Information from Michael Quine  (01538 529324 – michaelquine@talktalk.net)

 

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