It’s a busy old week at EA towers. Over in Peterborough River Lane opens on Thursday, Palm Wine and Stout heads out on its last three weeks of touring and back at the SJM on Friday we welcome Keepers Daughter with their new show Beauty’s Legacy. More on the first two later in the week..
Beauty’s Legacy is fun. With a distinct visual style and a great electronic soundtrack, it introduces the most beautiful and vain monster the world has ever seen. And boy, will there be consequences – Broadway Baby
Based over in Diss, Keepers Daughter are one of Eastern Angles unofficial associate companies – artists whose work we like and want to support. Keepers Daughter artistic director and Beautys Legacy co-writer Mark Finbow was our Assistant Director on our 30th annniversary production of Margaret Catchpole. Other (current) unofficial associates include Peterborough poets Mark Grist and MC Mixy whose new show for Edinburgh we are currently supporting (you can also catch Mark on TVs #mrdrew).
A slightly lunatic doctor with a big heart tries to create a machine that will save humanity from all diseases, unhappiness and ugliness – A Younger Theatre
Beauty’s Legacy comes to the SJM hot foot from sell out shows at the Brighton Fringe It’s part Frankenstein, part blade runner, part slimming world – which is a heedy enough cocktail to start off with. Throw in some comic book capers, some clowning and an electronic soundtrack from the extraordinary sounding Mirrors and you know your in for a very different evening in the theatre. Behind all this Beauty’s Legacy rips through media culture, tears open financially obsessed societies and examines the value of the legacy we leave behind.
an entertaining and funny show, leaving you with afterthoughts for the rest of the evening – A Younger Theatre
the electronic soundtrack by Mirrors is astonishing – not only for the music itself, but the way it also perfectly introduced appropriate atmosphere into the scenes. I was stunned by it from the first second of the performance – A Younger Theatre