Theatre group’s five show tour on coast

Roughshod Theatre - Fylde Coast visit
Roughshod Theatre - Fylde Coast visit
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AS PART of their national tour Riding Lights Roughshod Theatre Company will arrive on the Fylde coast tomorrow to perform their new production at five venues across the area.

Using a series of sketches, music, physical theatre and comedy, Downsideup addresses issues that faces us all relating to power in modern day life.

From the teenager who feels pressurised to be beautiful, to the worker who is dealing with an overbearing boss, to a marriage of violence and conflict, it explores the daily burdens of man.

In contrast the company of five young actors explore values such as forgiveness, love, equity, peace and grace and how a deeper sense of power can be found.

The actors in the 2011 Roughshod Company are Phoebe Gann, George Meyrick, Peter Shaw, Naomi Oliver and Helen Tebbs who have come together from the all over England.

Telling their own stories and experiences, and using their own terms and languages, Downsideup is an atmospheric show which illustrates how sometimes a negative can be turned into a positive.

Riding Lights Roughshod is a professional touring theatre company which was created in 1992 to concentrate on touring grass-roots communities and taking theatre to places where live productions are rare including schools, prisons, churches and other less conventional venues.

Each show starts at 7pm and can be seen tomorrow at Millfield Science & Performing Arts College in Thornton; St John the Evangelist Church, Stanah Road, Thornton (June 25); Thornton Methodist Church, Victoria Road East, Thornton (June 26); Christ Church, Meadows Avenue, Thornton (July 1), and St Mark’s Church, Layton (July 2).

Tickets available from (07540) 066009 at £6 (£4).