Eastern Angles theatre company are back at The Key Theatre in Peterborough with Holy Mackerel, another one of their wacky, off-the-wall musical theatre productions.
Artistic director Ivan Cutting explains: “The Newlyn fish riots may sound like an unusual theme for a comedy Christmas show but we have a long tradition of taking historical events and looking at them from a surreal, sideways angle – the result is something akin to the popular ‘Horrible Histories’ books – an anarchic and hopefully very funny version of events with added music and jokes. This year we are working in collaboration with Shanty Theatre company who will give the production a unique Cornish twist. It reminds me of one of those fantastic old Ealing Comedies or Richard Bean’s One Man, Two Guvnors – a bit slapstick and full of farce…and a lot of fun!”
The nationally renowned Eastern Angles theatre company have built quite a reputation for themselves in Peterborough. Over the past six years they have been creating work specifically for audiences in the city.
Holy Mackerel! can be seen at The Key Theatre from January 26 - 30. Audiences will be transported to the sleepy Cornish port of Newlyn, wherethere’s something troubling afoot.
In Victorian times East Anglian seafarers descended on the town taking work away from local fishermen. The result, a fish riot! In this production, only one man can save the day – and that man is hapless hero Norman who proceeds to blunder through calamity after disaster.
Contact the box office on 01733 207239.