Past shows at The Shop, XVIII Jesus Lane
- November 2008Where 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!