Date: Saturday 26th May 2012
Sorry! This event has been Cancelled
At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons, and countless more world-wide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men (a.k.a. Shirley Crabtree and Martin Ruane) pretend to fight each other.
This is their story.
This new play, by the award-winning writers of New Perspectives' hit Those Magnificent Men, brings back to grunting, grappling life these two well-loved wrestling rivals and the bizarre world they bestrode.
With an “all-star cast of thousands” including Paul McCartney, Chris Tarrant, Frank Sinatra, Princess Margaret, and Greg Dyke, this ambitious, touching, hilarious two-hander conjures up a whole nation during its most colourful era.
Featuring Latest-7-Award and Herald-Angel winner Ross Gurney-Randall (Follow Me and Goerring's Defence – Guy Masterson Productions) and Radio 4's Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show regular David Mounfield.
You shall be moved.
“As funny as we’ve come to expect from Mitchell and Nixon, but it’s never just funny: they have a deep sympathy for the people they write about .*****” – Philip Reeve, The Solitary Bee
WINNER: Fringe Guru Editor's Choice Award (Brighton Fringe 2011)
Buxton Festival Fringe Award for Best Theatre Production, 2011
Latest 7 Award for Best Male Performer (Ross Gurney-Randall as "Big Daddy" - Brighton Festival and Fringe 2011)
Tickets £8 / £5
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Burrell Theatre, Truro
This is the Burrell Theatre at Truro, Cornwall
The Burrell was officially opened by Sir Tim Rice in 2002, and went on to be awarded a special commendation by the Cornwall Buildings Group.
The Burrell plays host to theatre and dance companies from Cornwall and all over the country, plus live music, lectures and conferences.
The Burrell also has its own theatre company in residence: Cube Theatre Company produce one show a year at the Burrell which they then tour the country with. This gives pupils from Truro School an opportunity to witness the production process of a professional show.
They also produce and direct three Truro School shows a year. The Burrell Theatre also host Truro Schools A-level and GCSE theatre studies and drama productions.
To say the least, the Burrell Theatre is a very busy and vibrant theatre, and is fast becoming Cornwall’s favourite multi purpose venue.
Concessions : Under-16s, Full-Time Students, those in receipt of Benefits or Aged 60+.
A Family ticket, when available, is for 2 Adults & 2 Under-16's
Burrell Theatre website