Three years ago, seven Cornish teenagers made the decision to put their passion for theatre towards a common aim.
In September of 2007, they produced, directed and performed their first show together – Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist – and saw a glimmer of their own potential. They developed and polished the show, for a rerun the following February. The success of this production really got the ball rolling, and they were offered the chance to tackle Carl Grose’s Kneehigh hit, Quick Silver. David Tristram’s two actor comedy The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice was next, and before they knew it, Dave’s House Theatre Company were no longer the fresh-out-the-box teen actors they had started off as.
Now they have a few years of knowledge and experience under their belts, Dave’s House want to show off a bit, and what better way than with their very own show.Strange Matters... is their first 100% original production, written by members George Bradley and Michael Jones. It’s certainly proof of their comic talent, and a guaranteed evening of uniquely written entertainment.
Strange Matters was the company's first original script written by George Bradley and Michael Jones. Creating an evening of uniquely written entertainment through a meta-theatrical odyssey: Dave only goes to see nice plays with nice stories. So he’s taken it upon himself to write one. But how will Dave’s evening of “tolerable, top-notch, moderately significant drama with a nice story” fare when Frank, the lead actor, fails to turn up? As Dave’s House Theatre Company’s original script threatens to morph into something terrifyingly more original than intended, someone other than a bewildered audience is watching. That person is the technician: Dermot. He presses the buttons. And whilst the actors battle through fear, anger and confusion, he starts to think even he could do a better job… "This young Cornish troupe is innovative, clever and extremely funny. It’s impossible to relate the plot as I lost it shortly after it began, but I think that was the point!" - Sheila Vanloo, St Austell Bay Radio (Full review: http://www.rsab.org/reviews/strange-matters.html )