NATIVITY IN CREAKEBOTTOM Will Launch Winter Tour in Norfolk, 25 Nov
Following their acclaimed debut show, The Zanniskinheads and the Quest for the Holy Balls (Edinburgh Fringe and national tour), Slingshot Theatre focus their surreal eyes and quick-witted physical comedy on the greatest birth EVER!
This new comic play for the festive season is filled with laughs, slapstick and ridiculous musical treats and offers an alternative experience to the traditional Christmas panto. Turns out, the greatest story ever told is a rich source just waiting to be plundered for seasonal comedy!
NATIVITY IN CREAKEBOTTOM is directed by West End veteran Andrew C. Wadsworth whose numerous credits include appearances in West End musicals, National Theatre, RSC and a nomination for the Olivier awards for best actor in a musical. The original music score is composed by the highly acclaimed Mark Dean of theatre company Strangeface. The script is by up-and-coming writer Christopher Dennis and a wildly energetic cast of talented actors will bring this Nativity to life.
The humble village of Creakebottom can be found in the golden, flat and technologically dated lands of deepest Suffolk, and is home to the All-Male Amateur Dramatics Society of Creakebottom, aka The AMADSC! After catching wind of a new Theatre Festival coming to the region, the troupe spy an unprecedented platform for their immaculate theatrical concept.
While God may be on their side, talent is not. Founder Gus Blathermouth believes firmly in a totalitarian leadership, Cornelius Hack is plotting a rebellion, Wesley Biggins¹ has the backbone of a processed sausage, Stibby Blot has the IQ of a cow pat, and new recruit Michael Outwit holds a secret which could divide the thespians for good. Amidst the chaos, The Players must unite to see Christ born in Creakebottom.
Inspired by England¹s Medieval Mystery plays with a nod to Shakespeare¹s ŒRude Mechanicals¹, the show was developed by a grant from the Christian Arts Trust, and through support from G-Live, Guildford, the Guildford School of Acting, the Bible Society and the Coign Church, Woking. The show will tour to theatres, arts houses, schools and churches across the Winter season, ending with a charity performance at the Crisis at Christmas Skylight base in London. This show is the perfect winter warmer to kick-start Christmas, and suitable for anyone over the age of 10.
ŒSublime examples of mime, clowning, slapstick and physical theatre¹
The Scotsman on Slingshot Theatre¹s The Zanniskinheads
25 November at 8pm, Theatre, Greshams School, Holt, Norfolk
27 November at 7.30pm, Cripps Hall, Northampton School for Boys
29 November at 7.30pm, CityGate Church, Bournemouth, Dorset
1 December at 6pm, Camberley Theatre, Surrey
2 December at 7.30pm, Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey
3 December at 7.30pm, Theatre Royal Margate, Kent
5 December at 7.30pm, Jubilee High School Addlestone, Surrey
6 December at 7.30pm, Swindon Arts Centre, Wiltshire
7 December at 7.30pm, Cornerstone Arts, Didcot, Oxfordshire
10 December at 7.30pm, Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
11 December at 7.30pm, Theatre, Leatherhead, Surrey
12 December at 7.30pm, Forest Arts Centre, New Milton, Christchurch
13 December at 7.30pm, Evesham Arts Centre, Worcestershire
14 December at 7.30pm, Wye Valley School, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire
15 December at 2.30pm & 7pm, Sundial Theatre, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
20 December at 7.30pm, Coign Church, Woking, Surrey
22 December at 7.30pm, Church, Shepperton
23 December at 7pm, New Diorama Theatre, London
24 December, Crisis Skylight, London (charity performance)