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See What The Girls Are Up To While Guy And Co Are Away
There is a great deal more to the 5th of November than mere bonfires and the letting off of ever more spectacular fireworks. Those with a feel for history will know all about Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators and the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament all those years ago. So, no surprise that a new play set around the time of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot is to be performed just a day before what has since become known as Bonfire Night.
Mrs Guido Fawkes Entertains promises a bawdy comedy evening
But this production by the Staffordshire based Fired Up Theatre company, which comes to the Lichfield Garrick theatre on November 4, is a tale with a difference. For Mrs Guido Fawkes Entertains is described as a rip-roaring, bawdy comedy which sets to throw open a door on what the wives, girlfriends and maybe even mistresses of the gunpowder plotters got up to while their men were planning to commit the ultimate act of treason.
Lichfield Garrick plays host to the Gunpowder Plot-linked tale
Created and directed by Simon Quinn, who established Fired Up Theatre in 2004, and Mal Dewhirst, and further developed by the cast, Mrs Guido Fawkes Entertains promises a mixture of songs, bullets and busty bawdiness, as well as plenty of fireworks. The play is in keeping with the aim of Fired Up Theatre to devise, write and perform challenging works that combine the talents of both professional and non-professional artists from across theatre, literature, music, film, dance, technical, community and educational backgrounds.
Originally created by Simon Quinn to provide theatre skills in schools, Fired Up Theatre now delivers its productions across the whole community, but specialises in taking its projects to rural and urban areas that may be lacking in arts provision. In contrast, the Lichfield Garrick is a modern purpose-built theatre which first opened in 2003 and is now home to more than 400 performances a year comprising a range of musical theatre, drama, comedy, music and family entertainment.
Mrs Guido Fawkes Entertains, which is only suitable for those aged 18 and above, plays at the Lichfield Garrick on Friday 4 November at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £15.50 and £11.50 and can be booked online or by calling Lichfield Garrick's Box Office on 01543 412121.