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EVENT: Milk Presents A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood

Milk Presents

A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood

Saint or Sinner? Are You Man enough?

Total Theatre Award Nominated Milk Presents bring you their Edinburgh 2012 hit show on a full UK Autumn tour 2013, whilst supporting CALM.  CALM merchandise will be available for free at all shows.

A Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood features Carnal characters, wild storytelling and insatiable performance. This feisty retelling of England’s Patron Saint George disembowels a national legend. Using old-school gadgetry to create a visually arresting set (bicycle pedaling to produce power, and a dash of tomato ketchup) A Real Man’s Guide To Sainthood is a richly-textured bite of Englishness.

“Undeniably potent” The Stage

Who is Saint George; what shapes his desires; and how does he come to define a nation? Follow George as he journeys from boy, to man, to courageous warrior in a tale that begins in the safety of a sleepy English town. Clawing at its walls, a beast threatens the norm. Townsfolk turn to drastic irreversible measures to preserve their way of life. Can the boyish hope of a nation save the day before he turns into a beast himself?

“The whole mapcap experience is much like being caught in the hyperactive mind of a child during the depths of a sugar-fuelled bout of adventurous imagination” British Theatre Guide

Describing the production, Milk Presents’ Director Lucy Doherty says: “We created this show in a year of national pride and ‘heroic’ athleticism. We wanted to discover if and how a diverse nation constructs an identity for the English male. The show is satirical, moving and at times truly joyous; we want to entertain our audience but deliver a wicked punch at the same time. It’s also entirely self-powered by the cast!”

“A brilliantly fun and good-natured exploration of modern manhood” The Scotsman

A Real Man’s Guide To Sainthood is supported by Arts Council England Lottery Funding; Camden People’s Theatre; and The Point, Eastleigh.

Cast: David Lewington – Coach, Useful Man; Samuel Milsom – King, Useful Man; Mark Newnham – George, Useful Man; Adam Robertson – Compere, Useful Man; Saskia Solomons – Sergent Major, Jazz Bar Singer, Useful man | Twitter: @MilkPresents | #Sainthood |

Full tour listings as follows:

10th October

The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE 02380652333

7:30pm £10/£8

11th – 13th October

Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY 08444 771 000

7:30pm £10/£8 conc

17th October

Create Theatre, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Derby Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BH 01623 413 363

7:30pm £10/ £8/ £5

18th October

Selby Town Hall, York Street
YO8 4AJ 01757 708 449

8pm £10

22nd October

Octogon Theatre, Howell Croft South
BL1 1SB 01204 520 661

7:30pm £8/£10

24th October

The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ 01226 327 000

7:30pm £12/£10

25th October

Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW 01748 825 252

7:30pm £7 – £20

26th October

Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2NF 01332 59 39 39

8pm £9

31st October

The Garage, 4 Chapel Field N, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NY 01603 630 000

7:30pm £10 / £5 (under 25)

7th November

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF 01206 500 900

8pm £6/£3.50


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