Venue: The Asylum
Performance Time: 20:00
Dates exclude Mondays. Sunday Performances at 3pm
Performance Duration: 1:50
Full Price: 22.50 Over 65's £20.00
Concession Price: £12.50
Box Office Phone Number: 01872 262466
Adapted & Directed by Emma Rice
A Co-production between Kneehigh and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
BSL interpreted performance - Thursday 23rd August
Two Men. Two World Wars. Two lives knitted together as tight as a thrice darned sock.
Bound together by birth, business and bloody bad luck, Albert and Harold Steptoe wake up every morning to the same old, same old, sickening sight of each other. Joined at the hip and heart, they bother, bicker and banter their way through life – toying with each others frailties like mean kittens. Do they even notice the world turning as they cling on? There are ladies if they would only look around them, and space travel… and Cliff Richard!
Adapted from the legendary scripts of Galton and Simpson, this new co-production with West Yorkshire Playhouse charts the tender, cruel and surprising dance of father and son. Bound by duty, fear and poverty, they are watched over by their female Guardian Angel. She tries to save them, tries to turn their heads to the heavens, but those stubborn old work horses just won’t budge. Their blinkers stay firmly on. “She’s behind you!” we cry from the aisles.
This is for anyone who has had a parent, anyone who has had a child, anyone who has wanted to tear the walls down and run across the fields naked. Darkly comic, and deeply moving, this is a 20th century icon, re imagined for the new millennium.
near Chiverton Cross Roundabout