The Theatre Shop Returns For A Season Of Showstoppers

It’s opening week For The Theatre Shop!

 

The Theatre Shop is BACK for a seventh season and proud to be bringing two heavy-hitters to the ‘Shop for the opening weekend of Spring/Summer 2022!

 

 

Everything I Didn’t Say – On The Run Theatre Company Fri 6 May 7.30pm

‘This production blew me away…moving, intimate and expertly performed.’ – Scottish Women’s Aid

This funny ‘subtle sucker-punch of a show’ (4*s The List) seeks to change perceptions of what coercive control is and what a victim can look like. It is brought to you by award-winning creators of fringe sell-out show So It Goes. Meadow Rain would like to say sorry. Sorry for disappearing. Sorry for being a bad friend. And sorry for calling her best friend a rude word. She’s also sorry for keeping secrets. Secrets about Terry. Secrets she is now ready to reveal…

 

Jim Clapp’s Magnum Opus Sat 7 May 7.30pm

Extremely entertaining, very daring and utterly funny piece of theatre’ –FringeReview

Jim Clapp has created his biggest and best show yet, and is bringing it to Theatre Shop. It’s opening night and someone from the BBC is in. However, the actors have quit last minute and his extravagant set is scattered and burning along the M4. Jim has put the last of his money into this show and with his old contacts ignoring his calls, or dead, this is his last chance, he is going to need your help to salvage the evening.

 

 

Spoken word poetics + beat-infused histories

 

Luke Wright Sat 12 May 7.30pm

‘His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.’ – Guardian

This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless, droning culture war. Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

 

Jeremiah – Jack Dean + Company Fri 13 May 7.30pm

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean, make us excited about what they might do next.’ – The Guardian

A raucous rebellious gig theatre show about a forgotten part of British history. On the 9th of June 1817, Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion – a movement that spanned the whole of northern England and had more British soldiers fighting it than Napoleon. Ever thought about a House of Lords debate staged as a rap battle? Accompanied by a cellist, violinist and guitarist fusing hip hop beats with cinematic orchestration the story is told through the lens of the life of Jeremiah Brandreth, the instigator of the Luddites’ final stand.

 

Free For The Young Ones!

 

 

Family friendly shows for all ages: the Trumpet of Dance will lead you to a 6ft caterpillar who wants to eat the entire supermarket (including your granny), via some seriously magical circus skills and a golden watermelon.

Theatre Shop deliver 4 fantastic shows to keep the younger generation feeling playful, with imaginations fully-engaged. Clevedon Town Council have funded two of these shows, so that we can deliver them FREE to you in Queens Square. Head over to the website to find out more.

 

Visit the Theatre Shop website for tickets and more!