First night under new management. A brother and sister are reopening their much-loved family pub for the first time since their mother’s passing. Will it be a success? Let’s hope so! Either way, they are certainly not allowing any mourning tonight.
Join the regulars for tales of love, loss and laughter, live music and, you guessed it, a pub quiz. In a thoroughly uplifting celebration of community and pub culture, Not Too Tame take over their local boozer to bring you an original, immersive theatrical experience, fresh from their sell-out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe. Two pints of lager and a cracking little play ★★★★ (The Times)
This is not a play with a stage and an interval, but an hour long site specific experience in a pub with all the great qualities of a gig; energetic, unpretentious, electric and served best with a cold drink in hand! The young ensemble is engaging, the writing sharp and direction deft. A bravura, site-specific production ★★★★ (The Scotsman).
Not Too Tame’s aim is to create ‘theatre for all’ that everyone can take something away from. No set, no stage, no stalls, no elaborate lighting, they will be bringing the show to lively pub settings across the UK. Artistic Director, Jimmy Fairhurst, comments: We want to see regular theatre goers laughing shoulder to shoulder with people who may be put off by the traditional, rigid theatre set-up. These amazing spaces were built to house and entertain large groups of people and we’re using Early Doors to breathe life and public spirit directly into the heart of these communities. We are an incredibly passionate company; both about the work we create and how we engage the audiences we create it So head on down to your local and, if you make it past the bouncer, grab a drink, nestle yourself among the regulars and dive headfirst into this exhilarating night out!
Running time 60 minutes
Twitter @NotTooTame, #EarlyDoors
Artistic Director: Jimmy Fairhurst
Core Creative Team: Hannah Jarman, Andrew Butler, Louise Haggerty, David Mumeni and Katherine Pearce
Jimmy Fairhurst trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated in 2011 where he was awarded the John Gielgud Award. Straight from college Jimmy won his first role with the internationally acclaimed Cheek By Jowl and toured the globe extensively for the best part of three years with ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’.
David Mumeni trained as an actor at Drama Centre London. He has appeared in TV shows such as Fresh Meat, Cuckoo, PhoneShop, and Whitechapel. Film work includes The Inbetweeners Movie and critically acclaimed Noble releasing in the US later this year.
Andrew Butler grew up in Warrington and is a performer and writer for Not Too Tame.
Katherine Pearce trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Since graduating she has acted in BBC drama Our Girl and Simon Stephens’ Port at The National.
Hanna Jarman is a Royal Welsh College Music and Drama graduate and has been the Assistant Director to Jimmy & is also an Associate Artist.
Louise Haggerty created a one woman show based in a bingo hall called Unlucky for Some which premiered at Edinburgh Festival in association with Richard Burton Theatre Company in 2012. Louise will appear as Marget in upcoming feature film Sunset Song directed by Terence Davies and starring Peter Mullan.
For ages 14+
Box Office Tickets available from http://www.nottootame.com
24th – 27th May Harrogate, Harrogate Theatre
4th – 7th June Salford, The Lowry Theatre
26th June Slough, Burnham Bowls Club*
5th – 10th July Clonmel, Clonmel Junction Festival
13th – 16th July Harlow, Harlow Playhouse
25th July Derby, Derby Theatre, DEparture Lounge
* Charitable show for the partially sighted and blind
Tuesday 9th June 2015