FESTIVAL OF CHICHESTER: Chocolate is the inspiration

Mikron
Mikron

Mikron’s new show delves into the rich but not-necessarily-sweet business of chocolate. They perform at Donnington Parish Hall, Stockbridge Road, Donnington, Chichester on Saturday, July 9 at 7.30pm (PO19 8QT, tickets on 01243 576701).

Spokesman Taru Sinclair said: “95 per cent of us love chocolate, and eight billion of us eat it every single day here in the UK; we just can’t get enough of the stuff.

“Mikron Theatre Company’s show Pure is a story of many flavours. Mikron and their team of four talented actor/musicians have turned their talents to a number of gastronomic delights over the years –fish and chips, ice cream, beer and honey amongst them – and now, chocolate. As expected from Mikron, the fast-paced plot zips backwards and forwards through the years, throwing up little-known facts and questions to ponder, all wrapped up, not in silver foil, but in a perfect package of live music and memorable characters.

“With two interwoven plots, 150 years apart, Pure examines the business of chocolate and asks if success always has a sweet smell. Mikron are delighted to welcome theatre director Stefan Escreet to the company this year.

“Stefan isn’t the only new company member this year, Pure has been written by Richard Vergette, who has also joined Mikron for the first time. Mikron theatre have been touring their original brand of ‘theatre anywhere for everyone’ for 45 years, in the spring and autumn by road, and in the summer months on board their beloved historic narrowboat, Tyseley. Excitingly, 2016 is a very special year for Tyseley as she celebrates her 80th birthday and her 41st anniversary of being the floating home to Mikron’s actors.”

Marianne NcNamara, the company’s artistic director, said: “I take the legacy of Mikron very seriously and our promise to make theatre everywhere for everyone. For 45 years Mikron has toured to places that other companies don’t, and that means we are often deep in heart of the countryside.”

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