Sunday 10th August 2014
from 530 pm until dark
Join us for a An evening of outdoor theatre with the world famous Rude mechanical theatre company.Bring your own picnic to enjoy in the garden. Tickets available to buy direct from the Rude Mechanicals.
Macbyrd - what's it all about ?Amidst the cabbages, broccoli and comic absurdity, a dark and menacing intrigue simmers as a power struggle breaks out amongst the birds. Aristophanes meets Macbeth.
About The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company-
Their shows - which are inspired by and deeply rooted in the commedia - are aimed at adults but enjoyed by all ages .Their cast is composed of professional physical theatre actors and actor-musicians trained in mime, clown or commedia. Most members of theteam are also musicians, and original music live music is integrated with the action.
Their acting style uses large comic and often acrobatic movement and physical jokes called lazzi and burli, much of it part of a tradition which is hundreds of years old, but using Pedrolino style white faces - pantomime blanche (rather than leather masks) - and bright coloured vibrant 'cartoon-ised' costumes. They literally use the slapstick or battoccio, but their work is not 'merely slapstick'.