Venue: Tobacco Factory Theatre main auditorium
Performance Time: 20:00
Performance Duration: 1:45
Full Price: £12.00
Concession Price: £8.00
Box Office Phone Number: 0117 902 0344
A theatrical tale of Olympian feats… it’s a winner!
On your starting blocks!
Vamos Theatre, in association with The Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, presents its new production, Much Ado About Wenlock, a play about health, sports, a reforming doctor and a runaway chicken!
In 1850, the Shropshire market town of Much Wenlock hosted its very own ‘Olympian Games’, an inspiration for the modern Games. In a captivatingly comic production celebrating the Games’ unlikely UK roots, Much Ado About Wenlock reveals a local doctor’s determination to improve the health of all. Will Dr Penny Brookes inspire the workers to swap tipple for triple jumping? Will schoolmistress Beatty win over the cynical Reverend Benedict Wayne? Will little Eddie Sankey triumph over the bullying butcher’s boy, Archibald Blockley? And will our national love of the underdog be satisfied in this heroic piece of theatre?
A glorious full mask show, with original music, physicality, and choreography, Much Ado About Wenlock is an adventure for audiences from 8 to 108! We are thrilled to have Vamos Theatre back after their wonderful run of Nursing Lives here at TFT in 2010.
“If you’ve seen Trestle Theatre Company in days of yore, you’ll know what to expect because Vamos have taken over their mime mantle with panache” Chris Eldon Lee, Radio 4
“An affecting, heartfelt production that is funny and touching in turn” The Guardian (on Nursing Lives)
Tobacco Factory Theatre main auditorium