When: 2nd March – 14th May 2017
Where: At venues across England (see below)
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the venue
What is it?
Haste Theatre are taking their first, much-loved fringe show, Oyster Boy and revamping it for theatres across the UK.
Inspired by a Tim Burton poem, Oyster Boy tells the story of Sam, a boy born with an oyster-shell shaped head, his friendships with those who can see past his otherness, and his parent’s struggle to raise this unusual boy. Oyster Boy is a bittersweet tale of the trials of love and what it means to be ‘different’.
Told through a rich blend of physical storytelling, live choral singing, clown, dance and puppetry this colourful, multilingual dark comedy invites you to delve into a sensitive, funny and surreal world.
Haste Theatre will be bringing Oyster Boy, with the help of Theatre de Complicite’s Movement Director Kasia Zaremba-Byrne, to audiences across the UK. The company will also be providing a lively accompanying workshop, to engage people with the themes of the show and their playful working style.
The tour dates are as follows:
2nd & 3rd March: Blue Elephant, London
12th March: Artrix, Bromsgrove
17th March: St Mary’s University, Twickenham
20th March The King’s Arms, Salford
22nd March: Redgrave Theatre, Bristol
24th March: Old Joint Stock, Birmingham
30th March: Marlowe Studio, Canterbury
1st April: Theatre Royal, York
2nd April: Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, Lancashire
11th April: Salisbury Playhouse
6th & 7th, 13th & 14th May: The Warren, Brighton Fringe
Based in London, Haste Theatre is a young, all female, international theatre company who share a passion for simple, innovative and creative storytelling. They create physically devised, original work that is light and humorous in nature, yet remains grounded in questions of humanity.
Haste Theatre has toured shows in both the US and Europe. As well as their multidisciplinary performances, they also offer a creative learning programme through workshops in schools, colleges and community centres. Haste Theatre have been chosen for the New Diorama/Ideas Tap Emerging Artist Graduate Programme and showcase, and have won numerous awards for their work.
More info: hastetheatre.com