We are hugely excited to welcome back The Rude Mechanical Theatre Co on their 2022 tour, "Gods and Dogs."
The Rudes return to the farm, bringing their latest magical commedia dell'arte inspired production back to Bradford Abbas this summer. Expect music, laughter, vibrant costumes and much more from the extremely talented performers of this touring company.
Founded by Pete Talbot in 1997, The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Co was created with the aim of bringing theatrical production to rural communities and are funded by the Arts Council and local supporters.
This new comic dystopian allegory is set in 2084 on the fictitious island of Abatina in a world where people are either glamorous celebrities or slobbering dog-like followers of them gripped to their telepafones – with the exception of the Nevnops (Not Very Nice People) as the President, Big Al, calls them. The story follows Tina who enters ‘Marriage Maker’, a ‘telepavision’ gameshow. The idea of the game is if you win you get to marry the super-glamorous footballer, Harry Best, on the Saturday, have a weekend of love, then divorce him on the Monday. ‘All the fun & no ties!’ as the compere, Rich Nobb, puts it. Unfortunately, Tina makes the mistake of falling in love when she wins & doesn’t want to divorce. Doreen, her best friend, has her own opinion, but then she might be a Nevnop & the Mind Police might get to her first & send her to the wolves on the ‘Other Side’ - a dangerous world over ‘the mountain’ where the inhabitants of Abatina, according to Big Al, must not go, with dangerous free-thinkers & wolves that might get them.
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Just a short walk across the farmyard from the recording studio & venue you will find our wonderful farm cottages; Fox, Kingfisher and Owl. These three cottages are very popular with guests seeking to visit the farm to record or on a relaxing break. They are frequently called home by bands and other performers, as residential accommodation whilst recording in the studio or using The Omelette Club, our venue. Fox and Owl cottages both have spacious accommodation for two guests sharing. The cottages all have double bedrooms with king size beds and en-suite shower rooms. Kingfisher Cottage is our larger open plan cottage. Fox and Kingfisher come with cosy wood-burners to curl up next to. The ideal country getaway and all very popular! The ideal place to relax and unwind after a day recording or exploring the local countryside, the cottages have been recently converted to a high standard and feature all the modern luxuries and touches you have come to expect. Fox and Kingfisher cottages can be booked in conjunction with the recording studio, please use the enquiry form to send us a quick message and we will get right back to you to confirm rates & availability.Enquire