Taking the term ‘pub theatre’ literally, Cinderella is an outrageous site-specific show that takes all the best of traditional British panto and tops it off with a pint. Penned by Luke Barnes (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything), this knees up of a night out brings all the characters you know, love and hate, to pull your mates, spill your pints and pour their hearts out on the Karaoke.
Crammed with live music, bingo, massaoke, and a touch of midnight magic, Cinderella will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing your bloody baubles off. Think Tarantino meets Shameless, meets ELF…all in a real, local boozer.
Grab a pint. Take a seat. And get a load of this immersive Christmas experience.
Artistic director and founder of Not Too Tame, Jimmy Fairhurst said, “I’m thrilled to be working with award winning writer Luke Barnes on our first ever Christmas show. Cinderella; A wicked mother of a night out! is exactly that – a great night out, that is accessible to anyone and everyone that enjoys a few drinks, a sing song and time with their friends and loved ones after a hard day’s graft.
It feels like the right story to be adapting for boozers and social clubs up and down the country – this show is a culmination of several years of honing our craft, the 360 degree live experience is a testament to our ability to throw a kicking party. Be warned, yule laugh your baubles off.”
Writer Luke Barnes’ first play Chapel Street was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival before transferring to London’s Bush Theatre and the Liverpool Playhouse before embarking on a UK Tour. After which Bottleneck was produced by HighTide and transferred to London’s Soho Theatre.
Shortly afterwards Luke became writer on attachment to the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Soho Theatre where his work began to move towards a culture of attracting new, untraditional, audiences where he made The Saints with Matthew Dunster at the Nuffield, Southampton. As a result of this school of thinking Luke went on to work with Hull based Middle Child where he made Weekend Rockstars, Ten Storey Love Song and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything.
The latter transferred to the Paines Plough Roundabout and then London’s Bush Theatre and Middle Child were made an NPO. Luke remains an associate of the company today. Luke then made No One Will Tell Me How To Start A Revolution at Hampstead Theatre. During this time Luke began work with the Young Vic’s Taking Part department where he started to think about Theatre as having a social use.
He made Men In Blue at Latitude with them, and a group of men who had depression, bipolar, or schizophrenia, FABLE, with refugees, and latterly The Jumper Factory in HMP WANDSWORTH which went on to have a full production at the Young Vic before going on tour. Luke’s work has since taken a step into giving platform for other people’s voices and has made several plays for young people including Loki & Cassie at the Almeida, The Sad Club for the National Theatre, Lost Boys New Town and The Class for the National Youth Theatre.
Not Too Tame came out of a desire to create well crafted, entertaining and socially important work that appealed to a working class community. Money, subject matter and a misrepresentation of the working class are all factors that have helped distance people from the arts; challenging this is a key driving force in their work today.
Of all previous Not Too Tame theatre shows 26% of attendees were first time theatre goers. Previous productions include Oi For England (Cardiff and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Early Doors (sell out show Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and 2016), Electric Eden (opened the Shanghai International Festival 2017). Not Too Tame are patronized by Christopher Ecclestone and Stephen Tompkinson and have fans in Emilia Clarke and Julie Hesmondhalgh. They are members of the Push Things Forward Collective with Middle Child and Nabokov.
18 – 22 Dec Welcome Inn, Ordsall
2 Robert Hall St, Salford M5 3LT
8pm | £15 (conc £13)
| 0843 208 6000