Manchester theatre-goers will be ecstatic to hear that the MaD Theatre Company are performing their new play in Affleck’s Palace this June.
Gin and Chronic Arthritis focuses on the Pickle family, and how their muddled romances are ignited when Wheelchair Barry is contacted by an ex-lover just before he goes on a date with Nanna Pickles to a psychic supper.
It features MaD’s brand of Northern humour and Mike Leigh-esque acting techniques, as well as a new professional lighting rig partly funded by the £10,000 they won on The Secret Millionaire.
The play will be appearing on 3MT (3 Minute Theatre), where audiences are encouraged to come in 60’s inspired fancy dress if they want to get a discounted Gin and Tonic during the show’s 4-night run.
Local businesses are also participating in the Sixties craze by selling themed food such as a retro chicken wire baskets and an Angel Delight dessert from Oldham Streets Fresh Loaf Café.
It recently sold out at the Chorlton Arts Festival and Bury Met, and will later be part of a national tour taking on venues from London and Blackpool.
MaD’s Director Rob Lees commented: “We’ve always enjoyed performing in city centre venues such as The Dancehouse and Library Theatre and it’s great to be coming back with a brand new show before we take it out on tour.”
Tickets are £8 and can be purchased through 3MT Box Office: 0161 834 4517