The Rat Pit brings ‘Candy Cigarettes’ to Creed Street

MPMC The Rat Pit  to perform at Creed Street Theatre
MPMC The Rat Pit to perform at Creed Street Theatre

An experimental performance company who look to shake the norms of theatre performance are bringing their multi-sensorial show to the Milton Keynes.

The Rat Pit (TRP) theatre company produces thought-provoking experiences for audiences to submerge themselves in, exploring character, dialogue and movement in different contexts.

The self-funded company will perform their latest work, ‘Candy Cigarettes’, at Creed Street Arts Centre in Wolverton on Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21.

‘Candy Cigarettes’ is a scrapbook of memories and stories of human interaction.

The show questions whether we lose our sense of play as we grow up – for example, did you play with candy cigarettes as a child, play tea parties or dress up as iconic singers?

What have you done recently to escape and let your hair down?

‘Candy Cigarettes’ explores the stages of metamorphosis that see children copy, adults “grow up” and the elderly reflect upon their lives.

Expect playfulness, imagination and multiple points of view in this thought-provoking piece.

The Wolverton performance will be the first time that ‘the Rats’ have performed outside Liverpool – bringing Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) graduate (and TRP Education and Engagement Director) Georgia Tillery back to her home town.

Georgia returns to Milton Keynes with Carly Lindon-Forrester, the artistic director of TRP.

Both members of the company are enthusiastic about bringing their work to new audiences.

They are able to do so thanks to The Creed Street Arts Trust, a working arts charity that offers the opportunity for engagement of the arts in the community.

Georgia said: “It would be great if Creed Street could become our new home from home.

“A place for creative collaboration and to create a strong following of new rat-lings.”

There will be an education performance which schools and students are invited to on Thursday, September 19 and the public shows are Friday, September 20, and Saturday, September 21 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £8 (£7 concessions), visit http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/39445 to book.

Take a look at http://www.theratpit.com and http://creedstreet.com to learn more.