They Eat Culture announce exciting Autumn season of theatre

Posted on - 24th August, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, What's On in Preston
It should be a strong Autumn for theatre in Preston

It should be a strong Autumn for theatre in Preston

They Eat Culture have announced their exciting line-up of theatre for the Autumn period.


Rock n roll shows, female pirates, job-seekers sanity and gene mutations are just some of the topics that will be touched upon at Preston’s New Continental.

Here’s a look at the shows that will be hitting Preston in the coming months.

Tickets for all shows are available at £8 for general admission or £6 for concessions.

Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan – Thurs 15 Sept

Coming from the highly regarded London outfit Paines Plough, the UK’s national theatre of new plays, dubbed “The lifeblood of the UK’s theatre ecosystem” by The Guardian.

It’s a new one-man play by Duncan Macmillan about depression and the lengths we’ll go to for those we love – it also happens to be one of the most hilarious shows of recent years.

Orpheus by Alexander Wright & Phil Grainer – Wed 28 Sept

Dave is single, stood with his mates at the bar, and is turning 30 next week. Eurydice is a mythical dryad – a tree nymph.

Told through spoken word and soaring live music, Alexander Wright (The Flanagan Collective) and Phil Grainger (Gobbledigook) weave a world full of dive bars and side streets and ancient gods in this new, modern telling of Orpheus and the Underworld.

That Golden Age by Rob Johnston – Thurs 13 Oct

This comes from acclaimed Manchester playwright Rob Johnston. It tells of how Mary Read, a publican’s wife, and Anne Bonny, the daughter of a lawyer, became two of the most notorious pirates ever to ply the waters of the Caribbean and how they ultimately paid the price for bettering men in a world men had largely invented.

Remember Me by Tin Can People – Wed 19 Oct

They Eat Culture’s resident artists Tin Can People take to the stage on 19th October with their new show, Remember Me.

Presented somewhere between the stage and the backstage, three performers explore the layers of a live gig. Tin Can People find the irony in rock n’ roll, referring to iconic albums and legendary bands.

Remember Me is part-gig, part performance for an audience that likes it loud.

A Girl and a Gun by Louise Orwin – Wed 9 Nov

This show is a challenge to films which features girls and guns as plot devices, the audiences that watch them and Louise’s own confusion at being simultaneously repulsed and attracted to the combination.

Expect gun-twirlin’, play-actin’ and Nancy-Sinatra- dancin’.

Get Yourself Together by Josh Coates – Thu 17 Nov

One Christmas, Josh was diagnosed with depression and then hit by a car.

The following year he was on Job Seekers whilst attempting to balance his sanity with gift buying.

Part stand-up, part spoken word and part teenager in his room pretending he’s in a punk band, this is a show that explores the thin line between mental health as a clinical and a political issue.

Genesis by Frazer Flintham – Wed 23 Nov

Developed in collaboration with Manchester-based charity Prevent Breast Cancer, this daring new play by acclaimed playwright Frazer Flintham explores their pioneering research and the complex human dilemmas around preventative medicine.

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