Pentabus, and the Royal Court Theatre to present 'Milked' a black comedy about rural life (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Pentabus, and the Royal Court Theatre to present 'Milked' a black comedy about rural life
11:00am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in Latest
SHROPSHIRE-based theatre company, Pentabus, and the Royal Court Theatre are joining forces to bring Pentabus Theatre’s latest touring production to a wider audience on Friday, November 15.
Simply filmed from a static camera, the world premiere of Milked by Simon Longman will be live streamed from the Market Theatre, Ledbury on the Royal Court Theatre’s website – livestream.com /royalcourtlive Milked is a black comedy about friendship, unemployment – and a cow called Sandy. This sharp new play is written by emerging playwright Simon Longman, who has come through the Pentabus Studio – the company’s new initiative to develop and support playwrights from rural areas. He has since completed the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme and last week was announced as a recipient of a bursary from the Channel 4 Playwright’s Scheme.
“Simon’s writing is witty and humane, honest and playful,”
says Elizabeth Freestone, ar tistic director of Pentabus. “Milked is a cracking new play about what it’s really like being a young adult in the countryside today.”
Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre added: “I’m really pleased that we are able to support Simon’s play in this way, bringing Pentabus’ brilliant work to many more people.”
Milked is a co-production between Pentabus Theatre and The Courtyard. The production opens on Tuesday, November 12 at Ludlow College and then tours to Wem Town Hall (Wednesday, November 13, The Courtyard (Thursday, November 14), Ledbury Market Theatre (Friday, November 15) and The Edge at Much Wenlock (Saturday, November 16). There is a free question and answer session with the cast and writer after each of the performances on the tour.