19:45, Sun 16th November 2008 at ADC Theatre
20:00, Wed 21st January 2009 at Jesus Chapel
20:00, Thu 22nd January 2009 at Clare Cellars
20:00, Fri 23rd – Sat 24th January 2009 at The Shop, XVIII Jesus Lane
Michaelmas Week 6 to Lent Week 1
Where are Elmer, Herman, Bert, Tom and Charley, The weak of will, the strong of arm, the clown, the boozer, the fighter? All, all are sleeping on the hill.
Inspired by Edgar Lee Masters’, Spoon River Anthology , a series of punchy and explosive tales, which shatter the veneer of respectability that lies behind the picket fence of small town America. The tales expose a mêlée of ghoulish characters that hold forth from the grave with their stories of illicit love affairs, betrayed confidences and small minded hypocrisy.
Suitcase Cabaret is an excitingly original project, a devised piece that fuses the pertinent tales of Master’s, with the raw energy of a cabaret, to produce a distinctive theatrical event. An evening of glamour, music and the absurd with live music from the Staircase Band and a compelling ensemble of actors.
Ladies and Gentlemen, witness for yourself this unique touring spectacle!