FellSwoop Theatre presents
Most Drink in Secret
A vivid retelling of Chekhov’s classic ‘The Seagull’
Don’t miss us at the beautiful and buzzing Tobacco Factory Theatre NOW UNTIL SATURDAY!
Tue 7 – Sat 11th June 2011 @ 8.15pm
Tickets available to buy online now in a jiffy, just click on this link: http://tobaccofactorytheatre.com/shows/detail/most_drink_in_secret/
or from the theatre Box Office on: 0117 902 0344.
Tickets are a steal at £9 full price, £7 concessions!
“FellSwoop delivers a compelling performance, charged with a rare energy. This is theatre at its visceral and desolate best.”
***** Noises Off on FellSwoop’s By the Bog of Cats
In a damp and humid lake-house a dusty record player emits the distinctive tones of Kate Bush. We are in 1980s Russia, and an old man sits waiting to die, the lake filling the panorama of his vision. But this peace is irreversibly disturbed when a liquor-fuelled family reunion stirs up forgotten memories and prods mercilessly at old wounds. Love that is exploited, manipulated and kept secret finally emerges in the wake of a bohemian summer holiday.
Blurring the lyrics of seminal 80s songs and Anton Chekhov’s classic text, FellSwoop Theatre present Most Drink in Secret, shedding new light on the characters’ relationships with heart-wrenching honesty: the actress who fears ageing; her son, the struggling film-maker who hates his youth; and the charming visitor who leaves a path of destruction in his wake. Three actors seamlessly transform from one character to the next, mixing text, cabaret, dynamic physicality and an original soundtrack.
Born from six weeks of passionate devising, Most Drink in Secret asks enduring questions of what it means to achieve and sustain fame, happiness and love.
“I couldn’t take my eyes off them. It was an entirely new experience of theatre for me: inventive, witty and cunning. I laughed and cried and felt chilled to the bone, all in an hour. Exceptional.”
– Phillipa Hartcliffe, audience member at Most Drink in Secret’s preview at The Spring Arts Centre, Havant.