The curtain’s up at the Theatre Shop and they have a wonderful season lined up to keep us entertained as the nights draw in. Read on for details of the shows, times, prices, trailers, reviews and links to book your tickets!
666 COMMENTS – ALIKA 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.
23rd October 7.30pm – suitable for ages 14+ Tickets £15 Link to tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatreshop/t-prenvx
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.
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.
30th October 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm – aimed at ages 0-5. Tickets £15 Link to tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatreshop/e-maydod
Koala and me is running alongside the eat:Clevedon food festival in Queens Square, for more information visit: www.eatfestivals.org/clevedon
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.
12th November 7.30pm – not suitable for children. Tickets £15. Link to tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/theatreshop/t-xglqpd
Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.
MOVEABLE FEAST – GEORGE EGG
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!
George’s last show was a roaring sell-out success, so be sure to get your tickets quickly!
20th November 7.30pm – suitable for ages 14+. Tickets £15. Link to tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/venueplan/ZWKITielCpzE
“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
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.
As Living Spit are so popular this show will be taking place in Princes Hall, (Princes Road, Clevedon). At time of writing tickets for the 25th were sold out but still available for the other dates.
25th, 26th and 27th November 7.30pm *this show is guaranteed socially distanced. Tickets £15. Link to tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/booking/select/dJyrsTZBPxQt
“…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
I’m sure you’ll agree that it promises to be a wonderful season!
A few key messages from the Theatre Shop team in terms of housekeeping. The bar is back open this season, but with contactless payment preferred, so doors will open thirty minutes before shows start to allow plenty of time to have a drink and get settled.
Their rigorous cleaning regime will be maintained and like many Clevedon businesses, they are asking everyone to wear masks where possible. This season they will be monitoring national and regional changes carefully, and although shows will go on sale with distancing automatically applied between seats, they may relax this, unless the show is labelled as *guaranteed socially distanced, although having seen the latest Covid statistics in North Somerset, I would think this highly unlikely.