This year marks the 1st Pub Theatre Festival which will take place at both the Lion and Unicorn and Etcetera Theatre. 18 emerging theatre companies have been chosen to showcase 30 minutes of work to supportive audiences. This festival looks to celebrate our pub theatre culture, which has been the springboard for numerous household names as well as being the go to theatre’s for bold and experimental shows. Performances will take from Friday 7th-Saturday 8th at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre and Friday 14th-Saturday 15th at the Etcetera Theatre.
The Quorom’s The Swarm is a piece based on the increasingly apparent complicated societal structure of a beehive. It places topical themes of hieracy and migration at the fore, with it easily holding up a mirror to our society. A stand out element of the show is it’s use of sound. Musician and Beekeeper Heloise Tunstall-Behrens talks more about creating compositions for the show soon to play at the Vaults Festival.
Regarded as being one of the greatest comedies of all time, the iconic Fawlty Towers has retained its iconic status among popular entertainment. Only 12 episodes were ever filmed and aired, however sometimes it’s a case of quality over quantity. Created and performed by both John Cleese and Connie Booth the comedy situated in a fictional hotel and poking fun at the fickle world of customer service forms the ideal basis for a modern day dining experience.