Vertigo Announce PORNO CHIC And More Dates For WATCHING GOLDFISH SUFFOCATE

Vertigo Theatre Productions bring 'Porno Chic' to the stage and add on further venues for the critically acclaimed 'Watching Goldfish Suffocate'.

One of Manchester's most successful fringe theatre companies have announced the upcoming shows for the winter season of 2014. Award-Winning writers and directors Craig Hepworth and Adele Stanhope who also co own Vertigo along with Karl Burge will bring their original play Porno Chic to the King's Arms, Salford from Nov 25th - 29th.

Porno Chic tells the story of adult film actor Harry Reems (played by Richard Allen) who shot to fame thanks to his role in the ground breaking 70's porn film Deep Throat. Through Harry's eyes we are taken through the filming, release and the political fallout caused by the movie's release. Harry navigates his way through the highS as his fame grew alongside his co star Linda Lovelace to his rock bottom lows facing charges and possible jail time thanks to a government hellbent on bringing him and the movie down. Fast-paced, dramatic, funny, satirical, controversial and very adult, Porno Chic takes you behind the curtain of Harry Reems' life and one of the most profitable movies of all time.

Alongside Richard Allen the play stars Hannah Ellis, Stuart Reeve, Ash Preston, Ciara Tansey, Andrew Marsden and Paul Worrall.

Please note the production contains nudity, graphic language and scenes of a sexual nature so is not suitable for persons under 18. Tickets will go on sale via Quaytickets at the end of August. Limited tickets only so book early to avoid disappointment.

Also this year Vertigo will reopen their critically acclaimed FIVE-star show Watching Goldfish Suffocate that played to sold out audiences at Taurus Bar. Written by David Degiorgio and Craig Hepworth and directed by Hepworth, the show tells the true story of writer Dave (who also stars as himself) as he experiences the worst year of his life due to mental illness that saw him go from rave reviews as an actor on the fringe scene to spending weeks in a mental health hospital as his world collapsed. Hard hitting, poignant, heartbreaking, uplifting and funny,Watching Goldfish Soffocate takes on the subject of mental health as never seen before.

Playing a private performance for 250 staff members from Bupa on Sept 11th at the Oasis Academy in Salford Quays, the show will now also play a performance at the new Great Northern Playhouse on Oct 18th (the week of Mental Health awareness week). Tickets for this performance will be available on Quaytickets from the end of August, tickets are priced at £10 each.

Cast includes David Degiorgio, Richard Allen, David Edward Lock and Celine Constantinides.

www.vertigotheatreproductions.co.uk

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