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The Long Trick


Theatre. 22nd – 26th Feb, 19:45, £12.
Matinee 25th Feb, 15:00

A new play with song about Cornwall, gentrification and what happens when ideas go beyond our control.

★★★★ “A play for our times” (Stage Talk Magazine, Marietta Kirkbride’s ‘The Orator’)

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A new play from writer Marietta Kirkbride and the award-winning team behind Bucket Club’s Lorraine & Alan and Fossils.

Kelsey. Cornish girl. Timid lover of anarchic music. Kelsey lives in a converted fishing boat moored on the Helford River. She is proud daughter to Tristan of Helford, the local legend who makes his living robbing the nearby second homes. Together they have a simple existence, marked by stolen smartphones, joyful gatherings and donations they make to give back to the community.

But then Gale walks into their lives and Kelsey wakes up to who she really is. The outside world encroaches, and a delicate balance is knocked sideways in Tristan’s precarious world.

Told with narrative poetry, dialogue and song, The Long Trick is a new play about one man’s protest against gentrification and what happens when ideas go beyond our control.

The Long Trick is supported by Arts Council England.

Praise for Marietta Kirkbride’s writing:
“An entertaining and thoroughly engaging night of theatre” ★★★★ (What’s On Stage, ‘Sitting with Thistle’)
“A play for our times” ★★★★ (Stage Talk Magazine, ‘The Orator’)

Praise for Bucket Club’s Lorraine & Alan:
“a triumph of layered, low-fi storytelling” ★★★★ (Fest)
★★★★★ (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ (The Scotsman).

Marietta is an associate artist of Bucket Club, and has been a Pentabus Theatre Young Writer and a writer-on-attachment at Bristol Old Vic. The Long Trick was a winner of Bristol Old Vic’s Open Session submissions window in 2014. www.mariettakirkbride.co.uk

Director Nel Crouch is Artistic Director of Farnham Maltings associate company Bucket Club. She’s been a BBC Fellow at Tobacco Factory Theatres and a Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic.

Designer Rebecca Jane Wood was a Linbury Prize finalist in 2015.

Lighting Designer Joe Price was the recipient of the 2015 Francis Reid Award for Lighting Design.

Sound Designer Aaron May was awarded Best Sound Design: Television Programme (Music + Sound Awards 2016) for his work on ‘Messy Goes to Okido’ (CBBC)

Written by Marietta Kirkbride
Directed by Nel Crouch
Designed by Rebecca Jane Wood
Produced by Matt Lister & Marietta Kirkbride

Lighting Design by Joe Price
Sound Design by Aaron May
Vocal Arrangements by Claire Ingleheart

Cast: Martha Seignior, Darcy Vanhinsburgh, Jessica Murrain

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