Live & Local brings to a village hall near you.….
“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!
Much Ado About Wenlock, has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme. The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, said: ‘We want to use the power of the Games to inspire change. The Inspire programme is recognising the work our partners all round the UK are doing to help us achieve this vision. I congratulate everyone involved in Vamos Theatre’s Much Ado About Wenlock for securing the Inspire mark and wish you every success with your work.’
This show is in Live & Local’s Spring season diary! You can catch it in Staffordshire at Pattingham Village Hall on Wednesday 25th April 7.30pm. To book a ticket or for more information, contact (01902)700586. For dates in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire please visit www.liveandlocal.org.uk