The Theatre Shop Returns!

From beasts to feasts, it’s time for the thrill ride of…Theatre Shop Autumn/Winter Season 2021! Starting with a diverse quintet of shows that range from an introduction for the little ones to the joys of live theatre, to the Living Spit team’s gothic extravaganza: watch this space as there will be more shows added for December, so tune in and buckle up.

 

 

The Bar is back open this season, but with contactless payment preferred, so doors will open 30 mins before shows start to give you plenty of time to sup and settle. A rigorous cleaning regime will be maintained. They are asking everyone to wear masks where possible. Throughout the season, the Theatre Shop team will be monitoring national and regional changes carefully, and although shows will go on sale with distancing automatically applied between seats, this may be relaxed, unless the show is labelled as *guaranteed socially distanced.

 

 

Frankenstein – The Musical

Living Spit

Yes, Howard and Stu are back for Living Spit’s unique take on Mary Shelley’s gruesome gothic horror, Frankenstein.

Two souls inextricably linked. One, a tortured and tenacious genius. The other, a hideous creature made up from bits of other people’s bodies.

Geneva, Switzerland, 1823. Deeply affected by his mother’s untimely passing and the death of Greg, his pet hamster, undergraduate Victor Frankenstein comes up with a plan. Using all of his best science-y skills, he endeavours to conquer death, once and for all – by creating life itself! But will his creation be to his liking? Or has Victor unwittingly made a huge mistake? With original music, preposterous puppets, grotesque gags and diabolically desperate dance-moves, this rib-ticklingly raucous monster of a show will leave you in stitches.

“…this ribald reworking of the gothic horror classic is a beguiling rib-tickler…the sense of mischief and sheer silliness are difficult to resist” The Times

​“…fabulous invention and sheer silliness underscore this anarchic adaptation.” The Stage

It’s a monstrous road trip. This beast is just too big to be contained in our little ‘Shop so we’re taking it all the way up town, to the mighty Princes Hall, (Princes Road, Clevedon).

25 November 7.30pm *this show is guaranteed socially distanced

26 & 27 November 7.30pm

 

 

666 Comments

Aliki Chapel and Little Mighty

 

One internet thread. Two actors. 666 Comments. In October 2010 cartoonist Gabby Schulz posted a comic strip on his website. It was about online sexism. What could possibly go wrong?

Over the next three days the comic went viral and the comments went bananas. Some of them were witty, some of them were outrageous, some of them were just plain bizarre. 666 Comments is an attempt to stage that comment thread. Hilarious, provocative and occasionally plain terrifying, 666 Comments brings the virtual world into astonishingly vivid reality.

23 October 7.30pm (suitable for ages 14+)

 

 

Koala and Me

Little Things Theatre

Koala and Me is a joyful and heartwarming early years show that explores what it is to be Wild! The Little Things Theatre tell the story of a baby Koala who is rescued from a forest fire and brought into a human home.

A bit shy at first, Koala gradually becomes friends with the family as they introduce him to their world… eating, sleeping, playing and bath time! Full of music, puppetry and plenty of silliness and bubbles, this show is perfect for babes in arms, toddlers and their families.

30 October 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm (aimed at ages 0-5)

 

 

Wild Tales For Weird Folk

Embers Collective

The Embers Collective are teaming up with Stumble Trip Theatre to bring you a collection of wild tales for weird folk. Expect hilarious stories, songs and clowning that’ll have you going out, a bit wonkier than when you came in. This show is totally unsuitable for children (but bring them anyway).

The Embers Collective are a renowned storytelling and music ensemble from London. They have created work for The Southbank Centre, Wilderness, VAULT Festival, Shambhala, Meadows In The Mountain, Cock & Bull and many more.

Stumble Trip was formed in Paris at the Jacques Lecoq school by Grace Church & Chloe Young in 2017. They specialise in mischievous, highly physical comedy theatre shows that have toured to Brighton Spiegeltent, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Wilderness Festival & Camden People’s Theatre.

12 November 7.30pm (not suitable for children)

 

 

Moveable Feast

George Egg

“A culinary Bill Bailey, with chopping boards instead of keyboards. It is a multi-sensory delight” The Scotsman

“There is a mischievousness about Egg’s humour that is deeply loveable ” Grace Dent in The Guardian

A BRAND NEW comedy-and-cooking show from the award-winning stand-up who makes real gourmet food live on stage. In his first show, ‘Anarchist Cook’, George made a meal in a hotel room with the complimentary appliances. In his second, ‘DIY Chef’, he was stuck in a shed cooking with tools. In this show he’s on the road! It’s time for Planes, Trains and Automob-meals (sorry).

During an evening of live cooking and laugh-out-loud comedy about making food on the move George demonstrates ways to procure items from the train buffet trolley, beat the rip-off restaurant prices at the airport and even shows you how to turn unexpected road-works into a picnic. It’s cheeky, anarchic and creative, a multisensory show rich in humour and sprinkled with handy hacks. Real gourmet food cooked live in the most unconventional ways and with the opportunity to taste the results at the end, provided you can stop laughing!

His last show with us was a roaring sell-out success, so be sure to get your tickets quickly!

20 November 7.30pm (suitable for ages 14+)