DECOMPOSED! Plays Brighton Fringe at TOM Tonight

May 28
12:30 AM 2014
DECOMPOSED! Plays Brighton Fringe at TOM Tonight

TOM, Pleasance and Classical Mayhem present Decomposed!, a riotous theatrical adventure full of classical music, fun for the whole family. The show is set for tonight, 28 May 2014 as part of the Brighton Fringe.

A brand new show incorporating classical music with zombie slaying. Devised and performed by the multi-talented real life twins Tim Armstrong-Taylor and Roland Taylor, the show includes songs and sketches created by physical theatre specialist Cal McCrystal, known for One Man Two Guvnors, Cirque du Soleil, Gifford's Circus 2012 and Pluck and directed by Pleasance Director Anthony Alderson.

Classical Mayhem take the audience on a slapstick, interactive whirlwind tour of classical music from the dawn of time until yesterday afternoon. You'll witness the fastest costume changes, the Human Xylophone, a crazy monk and a very scary vampire. With a superabundance of audience participation, Decomposed! promises to entertain, educate and deliver serious belly laughs!

Can Will save his brother Igor from turning into a zombie? Down on his luck, Will is forced to move back in with his smelly twin. Igor is seriously in danger of becoming a zombie, spending all day plugged into games consoles, mumbling to himself and eating baked-beans. With the help of a magical conductor's baton, and the awesome power of classical music, Will has just one hour to rescue Igor and save himself from being eaten alive! A riotous theatrical adventure full of classical music, suitable for children over the age of 7.

Written and performed by twin brothers Tim Armstrong-Taylor and Roland Taylor, who combine their extensive knowledge of children's entertainment and classical music into one riotous performance, directed by the director of Pleasance Theatre Trust, Anthony Alderson. The show includes several song and sketches directed by physical theatre specialist Cal McCrystal, whose credits include One Man Two Guvnors, Cirque du Soleil, Gifford's Circus 2012 and Pluck. Roland Taylor produced entertainment for children at the BBC for over ten years including learning content, live orchestral shows and Radio 3's Making Tracks. He produced Opera Squad for ENO and the critically acclaimed John Cage's Musicircus at the London Coliseum. Tim Armstrong-Taylor's critically acclaimed shows include, The Perfect Picnic and Turning Heads. He writes, teaches, directs and performs across Europe with his company Opera on the Run. The brothers will also be performing as Victor and Albert (a musical comedy duo) across England on tour from September this year until March 2015.

Both Roland and Tim have spent their lives immersed in the classical music industry and have a passion to share classical music with as many people as possible. Decomposed! contains 50 minutes of the world's most beautiful classical music wrapped up in a riotous theatrical journey through the lives of two dysfunctional brothers.

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