Michael and Tim, Landlords at the Swan, are delighted to announce that Troupers (Mikron Theatre Company) is coming back to Dobcross!
It sold out on both nights in May and anyone who saw it will no doubt recommend it to friends and may well want to see it again. As World War One’s centenary year approaches Remembrance Day, there can be no better time to see this charming, funny and moving play with music set during ‘The Great War’.
The Mikron Theatre Company have been touring the country by narrowboat with their original plays with music for over 40 years. They played at the Swan earlier this month with ‘Till The Cows Come Home’ and are always very popular, so tickets are sure to sell out quickly.
Tickets are on sale at the bar now or there is the option to buy online at: http://tinyurl.com/pdolc5m
It’s 1914 and British entertainment is down on its uppers. Actor-manager Lena Ashwell (OBE) has a theatre but no audience so she assembles a motley bunch of ‘turns’ and books a tour with a difference. For her TROUPERS won’t tread the boards of Old Blighty they’ll trudge the muddy, bloody fields of France.
In a little-told story of the Great War, TROUPERS brings to life the amazingly audacious Concerts At The Front – a hitherto unsung war effort that’s full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.
Writer & Lyricist: Maeve Larkin, Composer & Musical Director: Rebekah Hughes, Director: Marianne McNamara. www.mikron.org.uk
Running time: approx. 110mins including a 20 minute interval.
TICKETS £11 (available from the bar and online)