Professional Theatre Company “Don’t Go into the Cellar!” has been bringing a series of free interactive family theatre shows to heritage venues around the West Midlands and Black Country with the Steampunk adventure, “The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack”. And they’ll be playing in Bloxwich with other productions in the New Year!
This original piece is based on the urban myths surrounding the Victorian bogeyman – superhero figure who gripped the imaginations of Britons across the United Kingdom during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jack was even sighted in parts of Birmingham and the Black Country during the 1880s!
The theatre company has already established itself as the UKs only professional troupe that specialises in original Victorian ghost and horror tales, Music Hall revivals and Steampunk shows.
Artistic Director Jonathan Goodwin is delighted that Cellar Theatre is giving families across the region an opportunity to see exciting and fun filled theatre for free in these cash-strapped times.
Jonathan says, “We are very proud to present this family theatre show and re-introduce children to the Victorian Era’s very own superhero! Audiences can expect villainous scoundrels, feisty heroines and death-defying acts of bravery this season!”
This project has been funded by Awards for All/The National Lottery.
“The Legend of Spring-Heeled Jack” was performed at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley on December 10th, is at Bantock House in Wolverhampton today, Sunday 11th December 2011 1.00pm – 2.00pm (FREE show with FREE arts workshop) and at Birmingham’s Library Theatre on December 19th – Matinee at 2.00pm, Evening at 6.00pm.
Further details including contacts to book FREE tickets for 11th and 19th December can be found on the Company’s website, www.dontgointothecellar.com.
Don’t Go Into The Cellar will be appearing at the Bookmark Theatre in Bloxwich on 24th March 2012 in their original Sherlock Holmes production ‘Holmes Alone’, and hopefully also in October.
Cast photos by Stuart Williams, taken at the Black Country Living Museum