Theatre season’s street acts

PUBLISHED: 18:00 07 March 2015

The Wheel House

The Wheel House

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A programme of free street shows has been announced by two theatre groups as part of Clevedon’s Theatre Shop season.

The Theatre Orchard and Living Spit have revealed the acts that will be taking to Clevedon’s squares, pavements and iconic pier during the season which runs from April 24 to May 21.

On April 25 an extraordinary extra-terrestrial will crash land in Queens Square while a sparkling showcase from Ballet Central will be performed on the pier.

More shows will take place on May 16 when Acrojou will bring The Wheel House to Clevedon pier and seafront while a giant L_ve Hangman from Mufti Does Games will bring a very unusual playtime to Queens Square.

Tickets for the Theatre Shop season will go on sale in mid-March and will be available from the Curzon cinema by calling 01275 871000.

An appeal has also been launched to raise money for the purchase of chairs 
to be used during the Theatre Shop season.

Becky Chapman, The Theatre Orchard producer, said: “Last time The Theatre Orchard and Living Spit took over an empty retail unit in Clevedon to showcase The Devil and the Shopkeeper, it was literally standing room only.

“Staying upright for a 20 minute blast of musical comedy seemed reasonable, but we now want our audiences to have a few creature comforts when they soak up our extraordinary season of music, magic, comedy and theatre.

“We have a lovely bar planned for upstairs, but we also need chairs, and lots of them, and we need you to help us buy them.

“The lovely ones we have our eyes on are only £10 a pop.”

To make a chair donation visit www.localgiving.com/donation/theatreorchardproject or call 07952 619763.

A public meeting will be held at the Curzon at 6pm on Tuesday where you can meet members of The Theatre Orchard and sign up to one of the volunteer teams.

For more information email info@thetheatreorchard.org.uk or call 07952 619763.


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