National Rural Touring Forum

The National Rural Touring Forum, an initiative dedicated to taking live performance to venues at the heart of rural communities, has the following shows touring or starting touring during March:

  • Giant from Human Zoo Theatre – an explosive, absurd and visceral adventure into 'Adulting' with live music, puppetry, poetry & movement visits Fallibroome Academy and St Mary’s Creative Space, Chester.

  • Sam Brady double bill: Kindness / The Things I say when I don’t say I love you – award-winning storyteller and failed Buddhist monk Sam Brady performs two one-man shows in a single evening at Mellor Brook Community Centre, Old School Hall Simonstone, Kelsall Community Centre, Electric Picture House Congleton and Neston Town Hall.

  • Night of Stuff from The Lost Disc – a riotous search for the holy grail of recorded music written and performed by Perrier winner Will Adamsdale and Ed Gaughan visits Langtree, Berrynarbor and Dolton.

  • Wrong Un from Red Ladder – a musical tribute to the women who fought for suffrage, celebrating the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The show visits Whitworth Library and Halton Mill.

  • Joan from Milk Presents – a solo performance from award-winning cabaret artist Lucy Jane Parkinson which follows themes of gender, identity and belonging visits The Centre Newlyn, The Old Bakery Studios Truro and Maker with Rame Community Hall Torpoint.

  • Little Light from Vision Mechanics and the Haya Cultural Centre Jordan – tells the story of a lonely boy who discovers companionship and trust through the curiosity of a mischievous star and the devotion of a faithful dog using shadow puppetry, music and animation. The show visits Kirkmichael Primary School and Barr Community Centre.

Check web sites for information regarding post–show Q&As, captioned, signed and relaxed performances, and age suitability. At the time of going to press, some dates may not yet be on sale.