POWERED BY FAIRYDUST, Fishhouse Theatre
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW from Enderby Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby, LE19 4NT
What sums up the Show?
Retired Janis Barlow drives around the county delivering books to those in rural communities. Lonely and needing a project, she takes it upon herself to not only deliver books but to help her community and herself find contentment in life.
Janis Barlow is the book volunteer for the local community library – since the cuts, since she was 'retired' from the hair salon. She has tried different ways to keep herself busy (synchronised swimming, meditation) but to little avail. So, she grabs her rollers, her crystals and her basket of books and starts out on her quest to transform the lives in her community, popping round the county in her Smart car delivering to people who can't get to the library. And slowly she starts to realise that it is she who is lonely, and that doing good does you good too.
A hilarious new comedy-drama with a heart of gold looking rural isolation right in the eye, leaving audiences in tears of joy and sadness.
'You'll laugh and cry with Janis as you watch her exploring her new passion. 'the audience feel as though they are just listening to a conversation from this bubbly, funny, but sad dreamer - a very likeable character with whom you want to spend your time' Robbie Carnegie, Buxton Fringe Review
'Janis makes you laugh and breaks your heart' Story City audience
A new comedy with a heart of gold from fishhouse theatre who brought you fringe award nominee, Cloaks and What would Sharron Davies do?
Retired hairdresser, Janis Barlow, is the book volunteer for the local community library driving round the county delivering to people who can't get to the library. Lonely and needing a project, she takes it upon herself to help those in rural isolation finding in the hopes of finding hope and personal growth.
A two-hander comedy that looking rural isolation right in the eye that will make you laugh and maybe shed a little tear. She's got to keep herself busy. Janis pops round the county in her Smart car with her basket of books delivering to people who can't get out to the library.
Janis has always tried to do good in her life and help herself through synchronised swimming, meditation and all the therapies you can think of. With a will and determination like never before, Janis packs her crystals and her rollers to try and help her local community. Janis is irrepressible, funny and relatable to audiences dealing with a universal subject of rural isolation and loneliness. Heartfelt and earnest, this is not a show to miss!
Fishhouse theatre started because of a need to tell women's stories. Founded by Alison Dunne in 2015, Fishhouse have been producing, writing and performing small scale productions that have been performed locally and further afield, at Buxton and Brighton fringe festivals. Fishhouse are a new company in development with Live & Local's DART Scheme for 2019.
Performance: Powered by Fairydust at 7.30 pm on Saturday 14th March 2020 at Enderby Civic Centre. Doors Open at 7pm. Refreshments available during the interval.
Tickets Available from: Enderby Parish Council, Civic Centre, King Street, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 4NT. Office hours 9am to 12noon Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0116 275 3711.
£10.50 (Standard) / £8.50 (Under 16) / £8.50 (Over 65)
Posted: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 11:26 by Karen