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Cast take on crew in Buxton improv battle

Published: 29 June 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

New theatre group Foolish Bandits, which is based in Sheffield, takes its new show Cast Vs Crew to Buxton for its festival debut.

The show involves the cast attempting to perform an audience-chosen fairy tale while the crew of techies throw everything they have at the cast to try to stop them.

Both teams attempt to outdo the other using a mixture of improv skills, theatre know-how and sheer determination. With audience involvement encouraged and no one knowing where the next plot twist will come from, Foolish Bandits “retells the world’s favourite fairy tales in a way never seen before”.

The cast comprises Josh Cooper, Joe Reed and Matt Prestage while the crew is Megan Roberts, Merry Ashton, Ed Platt and Martin Appleby.

Cast Vs Crew is Underground at the Arts Centre on Friday 5, Saturday 6, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July at 10:15PM.