Mikron Theatre, who staged their show, Beer Street, at the the Rowbarge Inn at Woohampton on the Kennet & Avon Canal on Friday are back again tomorrow (Monday 4 July 2011) to perform their latest play, Hell and High Water.
Mikron Theatre's play Hell and High Water goes back to 1700s when in the turbulent times of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester's demand for coal was insatiable.
There was an urgent need to get it there quickly and cheaply and three men had a vision and hundreds of others toiled to make it a reality.
Over rivers, under rock, through "Hell and High Water", they proved that determination can literally move mountains and in 1761 the first boatload of coal was carried smoothly along the Barton Aqueduct over the River Irwell on the Bridgewater Canal — it was an engineering marvel that was the wonder of its age.
The Guardian said of the Mikron Theatre Company: "The skill, ingenuity and vitality of the troupe is out of all proportion to the modesty of the settings in which they appear and their combined ability to create effective entertainment and instruction from minimal resources and basic techniques"
Mikron website: http://www.mikron.org.uk
Monday 4 July 2011
The Rowbarge, Woolhampton: Hell and High Water
Collection after show
8:00pm: Rowbarge, Station Road, Woolhampton, Reading, RG7 5SH. Tel: 0118 9712213