Jul 202014

The annual visit of the Mikron travelling Theatre Company to the Basingstoke Canal takes place on Sunday 27th July 2014 at 7.30pm at the Fleet Football Club Clubroom, Calthorpe Park, Crookham Road, Fleet, GU51 5FA.

Their show this year is called ‘THE TROUPERS’.

 It’s 1914.  British entertainment is down on its uppers.  Actor-manager Lena Ashwell OBE has a theatre but no audience.  So she assembles a motley bunch of ‘turns’ and books a tour with a difference. For her TROUPERS won’t tread the boards of Old Blighty but the muddy, bloody fields of France.

Twice nightly, we’re here all week, if we’re here at all! In a little-told story of the Great War, TROUPERS brings to life the amazingly audacious Concerts At The Front – a hitherto unsung war effort that’s full of guts, gusto and greasepaint..

Who better to present this story than modern day troubadours Mikron?

2014 will be their 43rd year of touring in their narrow boat Tyseley. This year they have three new partners; the YMCA, The Canal and River Trust, and Slow Food UK. The four actors are all new this year and looking forward to their new life touring on Tyseley. Last year she had a newly refurbished bathroom and additional soft furnishings, and this year a grant from the Foyle Foundation  has allowed the spending of some well needed money on updated windows and additional power points plus some painting and rust elimination work.

Come along by car or on foot and enjoy another Mikron masterpiece. The Society always looks forward to their visit and a good attendance will be appreciated. A collection will be made on exit.

Make a diary note now so you so you do not miss the show. Bar available.

For further information contact David Millett on 01252 617364 or Verna Smith on 01252  517622.