Theatre shows heading to pubs in Kirklees

An image from a pub theatre showing, by Creative Scene. By Charlotte Graham.
An image from a pub theatre showing, by Creative Scene. By Charlotte Graham.

The theatre is coming to a number of unusual locations in Kirklees - including chip shops and pubs.

Creative Scene, an arts project that produces and commissions programmes, is to bring two new shows to the area.

Acclaimed show ‘Best In The World’ will visit Roberttown Community Centre; Taproom, Batley; Westgate 23, Heckmondwike; Navigation Tavern, Mirfield and The Old Turk, Dewsbury.

The show will run from Sunday, May 22 to Thursday, May 26.

This will be followed by #ChipShopTheMusical which heads to the Sea Urchin in Dewsbury on Tuesday, June 7.

Best in the World is a play focussing on the world of darts, hence the pub setting.

Rebecca Whitely, who is hosting the show at The Old Turk, said: “It will be a different atmosphere to going to the theatre.

“It will be more relaxed, the audience will be able to grab their favourite tipple, find a table with friends and enjoy the show together.

“We worked with Creative Scene last year to bring a show here and it was great to see so many people come out midweek, it’s just what the town needs.”

#ChipShopTheMusical brings UK grime and Yorkshire brass - with a free fish supper included.

Vicky Holliday, Creative Producer, said: “Creative Scene wants to make art a part of everyday life and what better way than connecting with the places that are at the heart of the community; places designed for people to come together and share entertainment.

“These shows by Yorkshire artists celebrate traditional and emerging Yorkshire art, culture and lifestyles and tickets are a snip at £5 or less.”

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