Mikron Theatre are in the region with two brand new shows

Mikron’s new shows; Get Well Soon wishes the NHS a Happy 70th Birthday and Revolting Women celebrating the centenary of some women getting the vote.

Mikron Theatre Company’s Get Well Soon and Revolting Women are touring the region as the company arrive in their 47th year of touring. Always firm favourites; Mikron delight audiences nationwide with their fun and fresh shows.

Get Well Soon

All is not well at St. Monica’s Hospital. They’re on life support; facing bugs, bed-blockers and a battle to save A and E.

Hospital boss Simon talks the talk but can he walk the walk? His dad’s had a stroke and his daughter’s in revolt. Now hungry businesses, with an eye on profits, are after a slice of the action…

70 years ago, Nye Bevan gave us free healthcare for all. Can his dream survive the demands and pressures of the 21st century? Can Simon find a cure for his family troubles? Can Nurse Danuta save the day with her pastries and proverbs?

With tunes, transfusions and titters, join Mikron as they make a surgical strike on the state of our NHS.

 Playwright Ged Cooper is writing for Mikron for the first time and has had a great time getting her teeth into Get Well Soon, 

“I love Mikron’s theatrical style; lively and accessible, with a social conscience. You laugh a lot at a Mikron play, but then you go away and think, so I was thrilled when they asked me to write about the NHS on its 70th birthday.

 I had so many ideas whirling round my head; I feel so strongly about the NHS, a uniquely British achievement, that to research and write about it was an honour and privilege – and great fun!”

Marianne McNamara is Mikron’s Artistic Director, and explains why the NHS is a classic Mikron show:

Get Well Soon celebrates the fantastic NHS in its 70th year. We’ve commissioned a show that is packed with original music that celebrates and highlights the importance of this unique British institution.

 The NHS is dear to my heart, I doubt that there is anyone in the United Kingdom that hasn’t benefited from it and it’s free. We are so lucky and there is so much to celebrate. I hope it will continue for many years to come.” 

 

 

Revolting Women

Revolting Women tells the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End. Sylvia meets Lettie and they push together to parliament, to bend the ear of the cabinet.  A story of absolute commitment or dangerous obsession?

Full of political satire, song and more suffrage societies than you can shake a stick at, Revolting Women unravels a contentious and momentous movement in history.

Marianne McNamara, Mikron’s Artistic Director, explains why she has commissioned Revolting Women,

Sylvia was a radical socialist suffragist, she aligned herself with the women of East End London recognising the need for working class men and women to have a voice in parliament and a vote. 100 years on, there is still so much inequality between men and women, between the rich and the poor and sadly the story remains relevant.”

 Vashti Maclachlan, writer of Revolting Woman says 

Revolting Women came out of my interest in Sylvia Pankhurst’s story but I discovered along the way a campaign full of militant deeds and words, yes, but also one full of friendship, wit and humour, ripe for representation on a Mikron stage.”

Both shows tour nationally from April until October 2018

Get Well Soon can be seen:

 On:  Sat 1st Sep – 7.30PM

At:Coton Mill, Newport Road, Gnosall, ST20 0BN

Tickets: No tickets required, just turn up and a cash collection will be taken after the show.

For more information: 01785 824339

Please Note:  This is an outdoor show with the option of a shelter if the weather is bad.  Please bring your own chairs and blankets and dress appropriately for a British Summer – we suggest wellies and sunscreen, waterproofs and sunhats!

You may wish to also bring a picnic.

Revolting Women can be seen:

On:  Sun 2nd Sep – 2.00PM

At:The Anchor Inn, Peggs Lane, High Offley, Nr Woodseaves, ST20 0NG

Tickets: No tickets required, just turn up and a cash collection will be taken after the show.

For more information: 01785 284569

Please Note:  This is an outdoor show. Please bring your own chairs and blankets and dress appropriately for a British Summer – we suggest wellies and sunscreen, waterproofs and sun hats!