We are pleased to bring this new performance, by The Silly Boys Theatre company from Cornwall, to Blaengarw Workmen’s Hall on Thursday March 12th at 7pm, with thanks to The Arts Council of Wales Young Promoters scheme.
The story …
‘ England. 1985. EastEnders debuts on BBC1, Everton are crowned champions of the football league, Jennifer Rush tops the charts with The Power Of Love and big hair is all the rage. But Britain’s youth are restless. And in the small seaside town of Penzance in Cornwall, two men are about to embark on a journey that will change their lives forever.
Set against the backdrop of Thatcher’s bleak and broken Britain, Two Punks And A Tandem is a moving tale of friendship, love and adventure.
“ In 1985, my dad and his mate set off on an 881 mile sponsored bike ride from John O’Groats to Lands End. The money they raised would be used to open a drop-in centre in Penzance, Cornwall, supporting the masses of young and unemployed people living in the town. Mitch was 21, and had become a dad for the first time three months previously. His mate, Leigh, was 25 and had just returned to Penzance after a pilgrimage across India by bicycle, followed by a brief stay in Australia where he’d shacked up in a giant warehouse with 200 punks and a pig.
Growing up, I’d hear snippets of the story every now and again, but it wasn’t until very recently that I was finally indulged in the full gory detail of it all. This is a story crammed full of comedy, drama, music, anger, fear, friendship and love. It’s a story that not only reflects the feeling of the nation back then, but has an abundance of parallels that can be drawn with Britain in 2014.”
Please come along, and bring your friends or family, this will be a fun and special night, and if you lived through the 80’s, or they mean something to you, this will be something worth coming to!
For more info contact us on 01656 729246 – and tickets on the door on the night.