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Friday, 28 October 2016

Launch Party - A new play about twin sisters a universe apart!



Press Release 20th October

National Rural Tour, Autumn 2016
Bucket Club and Farnham Maltings present:

Launch Party
A new play about twin sisters a universe apart
Martha and Vi are twins. They grew up side by side, watching the stars - peas in a pod - but recently they’ve drifted. While Martha has stayed in their home village, laying down roots, Vi has been across the globe training as an astronaut, preparing to launch herself into the unknown.

Before Vi blasts off, Martha has arranged a party in the local hall to send her off in style. She’s laid out snacks, hired a DJ and invited the whole village. Will it be enough to reunite the sisters before Vi heads into the stars?

Using playful storytelling, innovative live music and original songs, this new play by Bucket Club investigates ambition, space travel and how we carry home with us wherever we go.
Praise for Bucket Club’s Lorraine & Alan (Edinburgh Fringe and national tour 2014-2015):
" A very lovable show with buckets of charm" – Lyn Gardner, Guardian

"A triumph of layered, lo-fi storytelling and unexpected poignancy" – Fest Magazine
★★★★★ – Broadway Baby ★★★★★ – Arts Award Voice ★★★★★ – Entertainment Wise

★★★★ – The Stage ★★★★ – The Scotsman ★★★★ – Fest ★★★ – The Guardian

Winner: The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence. Winner: MTN Award for innovation in Music. Winner: The Pleasance Theatre’s Charlie Hartill Fund for Theatre. Nominated: The Arches Brick Award. Nominated: Peter Brook Empty Space Award

Launch Party is made specifically for rural touring. It is performed in traverse with four performers and a collection of instruments. The performers create live sound design and music by recording sound and manipulating it electronically, combining it with choral singing to build haunting soundscapes and original songs.

Bucket Club are a collective of artists who met at Bristol University and work with live music, new writing and devising to make playfully adventurous theatre. They are an associate company at Farnham Maltings.
Launch Party is being presented as a world premiere. It is a co-production between Bucket Club and Farnham Maltings and is supported by Arts Council England.

Cast: Adam Farrell (Mike), David Ridley (Dennis), Katie Sherrard (Vi), Helen Vinten (Martha)

Listings information
For full listings please visit: http://www.bucketclub.co.uk/tour
Press Contacts
Matt Lister Janice Brittain
Tel: 07501037461 Tel: 01252 745407
Email: matt.c.lister@gmail.com Email: janice.Brittain@farnhammaltings.com

Performance dates

Date Time Venue Box office
13th Oct 7.30pm Farnham Maltings, Surrey, GU9 7QR 01252 745444
14th Oct 7.30pm Dummer Village Hall, Hants, RG25 2AK 07411 401801
15th Oct 7.30pm Upper Clatford Village Hall, Hants, SP11 7QL 01264 336808
19th Oct 7.30pm Charlwood Parish Hall, Surrey, RH6 0DS 01293 862224
21st Oct 7.30pm Watson Institute, Cumbria, CA8 9LT 01228 670054
22nd Oct 7.30pm Whittingham Memorial Institute, Northumberland, NE66 4UP 01665 574964
23rd Oct 7.30pm Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall, Northumberland, NE47 7HZ 01434 344424
27th Oct 7.30pm Fallibroome Academy, Cheshire, SK10 4AF 01625 627258
28th Oct 7.30pm Spring Bank Arts Centre, Derbyshire, SK22 4BH 01663 308202
29th Oct 7.30pm Long Sutton Market House, Lincolnshire, PE12 9DD 01406 366767
30th Oct 7.30pm Twyford Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE14 2HY 01664 840774
3rd Nov 7.30pm Cilcain Village Hall, CH7 5NN, Wales 01352 741062
4th Nov 7.30pm Neuadd Dyfi, LL35 0NR, Wales 07977943249
5th Nov 7.30pm St Werburghs Community Centre, Bristol, BS2 9TJ TBC
6th Nov 7.30pm Tiddy Hall, Ascott -u-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, OX7 6AG 01993 830612
9th Nov 7.30pm Gillingham School, Dorset SP8 4QP 01747 833844
10th Nov 7.30pm Holmbury St Mary Village Hall, Surrey, RH5 6PG 01306 731532
11th Nov 7.30pm Selmeston & Alciston Village Hall, East Sussex, BN26 6UD 01323 811396
12th Nov 7.30pm The Pound Arts Centre, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX 01249 701628
13th Nov 6.00pm Thursley Village Hall, Surrey, GU8 6QD 01252 703913
16th Nov 8.00pm Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey, GU6 8AS 01483 278000
17th Nov 7.30pm Foxlowe Arts Centre, Staffordshire, ST13 6AD 01538 386112
18th Nov 7.30pm Worcester Arts Workshop, Worcestershire, WR1 1UH 01905 25053
19th Nov 7.30pm Chiddingfold Village Hall, Surrey, GU8 4QA 01428 682046
20th Nov 7.30pm Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, RH7 6AB 01342 833893

Box Office:


01905 25053 info@worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk Worcester Arts Workshop Office: Tues - Friday, 11am - 2pm.

Licenced Bar open form 7pm

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