Riding Lights on tour in Yarmouth churches
2016: The Roughshod Theatre Company, part of Riding Lights, is currently on tour in the UK with their new comedy show “Let Loose”, and will be visiting Great Yarmouth later this month.
What are the things that keep us prisoner? What does it mean to be free? Two cowboy builders get an unexpected lesson about less than firm foundations, a desperate caller finds their life permanently on ‘hold’ and the true story of what happens when an inspiring family open their home to an ex-con
Riding Lights Roughshod has been ‘Let Loose’ to perform timeless stories, satirical sketches, and the personal experiences of the actors themselves in this uplifting show exploring the theme of freedom. So, please come and join us for unfettered access to this captivating new production. There really is no escape… An irrepressible new comedy show that bounces over boundaries and hurdles past hindrance.
Roughshod Theatre Company is well-known for taking its unique brand of high-energy performance with a spiritual edge to all kinds of places where live theatre is rare but greatly enjoyed. Creative, comic, confounding… Roughshod is ready to be witnessed in communities across the UK.
Designed to perform just about anywhere, annually Roughshod reaches a live audience of around 30,000 adults and children. It has been acclaimed from Belfast to Brixton for creating powerful new pieces of theatre.
Let Loose performances are as follows :
Friday May 20 at 7pm - Great Yarmouth Minster, Church Plain, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1NE. Tickets £5 available from the Minster Café (open every day 10am-1pm) or phone 01493 858410.
Saturday May 21 at 7pm - Christchurch Methodist United Reform Church, King's Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2HL. Tickets £5 available from Christchurch Café or phone 01493 331 137.
Saturday May 28 at 7pm - Great Yarmouth Minster – details as above.
Roughshod is a professional touring theatre company created by Riding Lights in 1992 to concentrate on the grass-roots community touring which embodies the early years of Riding Lights itself. Roughshod tours from local bases in every type of area, from the East End of London to southern Ireland, from inner city Glasgow to the rural Forest of Dean, bringing a repertoire of shows and workshops to people from all walks of life.
Roughshod are designed to reach new audiences and take theatre into places where it doesn’t often go, bringing a dramatic tool-kit of performances, workshops, sketches and personal stories to every community they visit. Working in partnership with local base organisers Roughshod can work anywhere from a school to a shopping centre, church or prison. In the past Roughshod have also performed on aircraft carriers, in castles, care homes, coffee shops, universities, back gardens, homeless shelters, army bases, and even the odd theatre.
This story first appeared on Network Yarmouth.
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