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
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Full tour listings as follows:
The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DE
11th – 13th October
Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY
www.cptheatre.co.uk 08444 771 000
7:30pm £10/£8 conc
Create Theatre, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, Derby Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BH
www.createtheatre.co.uk 01623 413 363
7:30pm £10/ £8/ £5
Selby Town Hall, York Street Selby YO8 4AJ
www.selbytownhall.co.uk 01757 708 449
Octogon Theatre, Howell Croft South Bolton BL1 1SB
www.octagonbolton.co.uk 01204 520 661
The Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, S70 2HZ
www.barnsleycivic.co.uk 01226 327 000
Georgian Theatre Royal, Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4DW
www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk 01748 825 252
7:30pm £7 – £20
Derby Theatre, 15 Theatre Walk, Eagle Centre, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2NF
www.derbytheatre.co.uk 01332 59 39 39
The Garage, 4 Chapel Field N, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1NY
www.thegarage.org.uk 01603 630 000
7:30pm £10 / £5 (under 25)
Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
www.colchesterartscentre.co.uk 01206 500 900