Fast Theatre in Pubs
Tom Jones’ Sofa took place with the generous support of Robert Otley, landlord of The Rickards Arms Treforest and a grant from Arts and Business Cymru CultureStep. Artistic Director, Larry Allan and his team of fearless actors brought a fast and furious form of theatre right into the faces of their public – or to be more exact, the public bar. You didn’t have to book and you didn’t have to pay, you just had to be there.
An intrepid team of performers brought the action right to your table and in around the bar and probably on Tom Jones’s sofa. It belongs to Rose and Tyrone from Treorchy and they’re on the move and the sofa goes with them and it holds a lot of history and a lot of stories, some of them about Tom Jones – most of them myths and lies. And in fifteen minutes of theatre they all came out, from a ferocious all female haka to a mountain top fight, refereed by a tattooist singing Delilah.
We wondered, where people go, who would never dream of going to the theatre? Many go to pubs we thought, so, lets take the theatre to them. So, Larry wrote a short sharp piece, which contained a sofa (Tom’s) and we tour it to pubs. To book the sofa – contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
How? Supported by Otley Ltd matched by CultureStep grant from Arts & Business Cymru
Cast 7 – 4 male and 3 female
When? Autumn/Winter 2015/16 – Available for booking
Where? Suitable for: Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants and Front Rooms and anywhere that’s not a stage. Plans are afoot to meld Tom Jones’ Sofa with the Torchbearers story and take it to the Edinburgh Fringe 2016