Free open-air theatre written and directed by Mike Shepherd and John Hoggarth.
Fastburn. Hell is on strike. The demons are on a walk out. The cheeky little devils have put down their tools, got on their rusty bicycles and, hot from hell, they have pedalled their way to your doorstep.
It is a time of drought. One tinder-dry month has been followed by another; kindling is stacking up in dusty corners and now, as people rub up against one another, the sparks are beginning to fly. It is a place that breeds suspicion. The fire-starters are rubbing their sooty hands together. This is the perfect place to light a fire. This is the perfect place to burn down to the ground.
The exciting partnership between the world renowned Kneehigh Theatre Company and the National Youth Theatre returns for an incendiary tale of man's inability to control his own fate.
For years Kneehigh have produced brilliant work for the outdoors, taking inspiration from the environment and telling stories under the open skies. This story is told at The Scoop - it is the ideal setting for this combustible gem. The creative process starts, as all Kneehigh shows do, in Cornwall.
The breath-taking barns are pitched high on the Cornish coast overlooking the sea. The company rehearse together, play together, eat together and create together. They are immersed in the principles of play, generosity, vulnerability, ambition, bravery, anarchy and instinct. All these ingredients are mixed together to produce a hot-house of creativity that allow Fastburn to ignite and blaze. We hope you enjoy…
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