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Vamos Theatre present Much Ado about Wenlock
9:20am Friday 27th April 2012 in Theatre & Comedy
VAMOS Theatre brings its brand new show, Much Ado About Wenlock to The Courtyard on Wednesday and Thursday next week.
In 1850 the small Shropshire town of Much Wenlock hosted its very own Olympian Games, an event that was to inspire the modern Olympics 46 years later.
Behind the seemingly mild-mannered event, where athletics and country sports combined with wheelbarrow races and a competition for a bag of tea (the ‘oldladies’ race), lay a struggle for equality and the right to health and wellbeing.
The play centres around the characters from the local community as they train for, and compete in, this amazing annual event: the butcher’s wife practises her hammer throws with un-plucked pheasants while the postman uses his letters and parcels to perfect his discus.
With London 2012 approaching, Vamos Theatre explores the Olympic Games’ unlikely UK roots, creating a full mask show about health, sports, a reforming doctor and a runaway chicken.
To book, call the box office on 01432 340555