Hilarious outdoor theatre

Rude Mechanical Theatre Company prepares for summer tour
Rude Mechanical Theatre Company prepares for summer tour

The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company gives an outdoor performance of a delightful and hilarious new play ‘Harlequin Goes to the Moon’ in the Crouch Gardens, Seaford on Wednesday, June 26 (7.30pm).

The white faced clown-like travelling players are experienced full time professional actors and musicians working regularly on television and in theatres around the country.

They perform in a very physical style combining mime and traditional movements dating back to the Italian Renaissance. The play, like all this company’s work, is new and has an original musical score performed live by the actors, who are multiple-instrumentalists.

The theatre site in the landscaped area of Crouch Gardens is reached via East Street and will open at 6pm for picnics. Take chairs or rugs as seats are not provided - and extra clothing for when the sun goes down. The play is aimed at adults but will be equally enjoyed by more mature children.

Tickets (£12 adults, £11 seniors, £9 students, £6 children 7-17) from Newberry Tully Limited, 53 Church Street, Seaford; or online at the company’s website - www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk . Tickets also available on the door or ring 01323 501260 for details.

The play can also be seen at Filching Manor, Polegate on Wednesday, July 31 and The Tye, Alfriston, on Thursday, August 1.