Continuing the tradition for mad-cap spoofs, this year Eastern Angles and Shanty Theatre Company have come up with the unlikely plan of staging a comic and Christmassy sideways look at the 1896 Newlyn Fish Riots – and you can see it at the Key Theatre from January 26-30.
In Victorian times East Anglian fishermen descended on Cornwall putting localfishermen out of a job by agreeing to work on a Sunday.
The result was civil disturbance on a grand scale.
Expect classic Ealing comedy style humour with a nod to Blackadder and Horrible Histories. Meet Brassy Balls, Mags, the heroic Norman and Sting (yes, Sting from The Police) as they lurch from catastrophe to calamity, all in the name of festive entertainment.
The cast includes Christian Edwards (who recently played Grantaire in the West End production Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre) and Harry Long (who recently received great national reviews for his role as Elyot Chase in Private Lives at the Bolton Octagon).
Eastern Angles audiences will remember Dan Copeland from Bentwater Roads. Dan has also received four star reviews from The Guardian and The Times for his recent role as Alan in Invincible at the St James Theatre.
Also appearing are Mabel Clements who has recently been seen as Helene in A Doll’s House at the Young Vic and at BAM in New York, and Louise Callaghan whose credits include As You Like It at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Noughts and Crosses for the RSC, and Holding Fire! at Shakespeare’s Globe.
For ticket details contact The Key Theatre on box office 01733 207239 or go to www.vivacity-peterborough.com