A PAIR of actors who have been on the hunt for stories from the people of Doncaster by doing odd jobs for free are ready to recreate the characters they have met as they take their show on the road.
Matt Booth and Nick Lane of the Rich Seam Theatre Company have worked with Doncaster-based project Right Up Our Street (RUOS) to put together the ‘Odd Job Men’ performance, gathering tales from the local community and turning them into a highly entertaining play.
In exchange for a story, the duo carried out odd jobs such as lawn mowing and car washing for free and gave the person telling the story a free t-shirt, which acts as a ticket to the venue where the finished play will be performed.
The show can be seen on the following dates at 3pm and 8pm for free:
• Weds 21 Oct, Woodfield Club in Balby
• Thurs 22 Oct, Miners Welfare in Rossington
• Fri 23 Oct, Moorends Miners Welfare in Thorne
• Sat 24 Oct, Villa Gardens in Bentley
• Weds 28 Oct, Concertina Band Club in Mexborough
• Thurs 29 Oct, Community Centre in Scawby
• Fri 30 Oct, Armthorpe Community Centre
• Sat 31 Oct, Dunscroft Community Centre (3pm performance only)
The show finale is on Weds 11 November at CAST Doncaster (studio) with a performance at 7.45pm only. Tickets for this performance are priced at £12.50 and £10.50 for concessions. On the evening there will be special pre-show activities in the foyer and outside the theatre.
Matt Booth, producer, writer and actor at Rich Seam Theatre Company, said: “We’re really excited about our Odd Job Men production and to be working with Right Up Our Street. We have found some cracking tales from the people of Doncaster and have put together, what we feel, is a top class piece of entertainment.
“Our intention for the play from the very start has been to share real life stories from real people – people you might actually know! If you enjoy a good laugh, are a bit nosey or if you appreciate a good story told well then then it is definitely worth getting a ticket.”
Andrew Loretto of Right Up Our Street, said: “The Odd Job Men is a great concept that really brings together the diverse stories our community has to tell, and takes them to the stage.
“Matt and Nick have such passion for creating theatre that appeals to everyone, we just can’t wait to see the finished play – which includes specially-made animation to a soundtrack of local voices. I hope as many people as possible will join us for what will be great entertainment.”
Performances are expected to last for a maximum of 1 hr 15 mins and there is an age recommendation of 13+.
For more information about the Odd Job Men production, including any enquires about the free community performances, visit www.rightupourstreet.org.uk/odd-job-men or call Gemma on 07547 774289.