Fun in the Oven Theatre
Meet Agnes, Anne and Betty, a motley crew of munitions workers 'doing their bit' for the war. Factory life seems perfect until an air raid sends them on an explosive journey through euphoric emancipation, forbidden friendships and anarchic dreams.
Canary was created in collaboration with award winning Spanish theatre company Teatro En Vilo. Seamlessly combining high quality physical theatre with contemporary sound design, the show offers audiences a rare insight into life during the First World War from the unique perspective of Britain’s munitions workers; The Canary Girls. Join Fun in the Oven Theatre as they celebrate and commemorate the lives of Britain’s unsung war heroes. Suitable for audiences 12+ with parental guidance*, Canary tells real stories sourced from Tyne & Wear Archives, the Devil's Porridge Museum and the Imperial War Museums.
'MY FAVOURITE THEATRE EXPERIENCE OF THE YEAR' Matthew Crow, Writer for the Independent on Sunday
'THREE HUGELY VERSATILE ACTORS HELD US SPELLBOUND' Julia Wright, Teesdale Mercury
'HILARIOUS, HEARTBREAKING, BRILLIANT' Audience member at Northern Stage
'A RARELY SEEN PERSPECTIVE OF A WORLD DEFINING TIME' Audience member at The Witham
This tour is produced in association with Carole W Productions and with the generous support of Arts Council England and Sunday for Sammy, and with the partnership of the Royal British Legion's #thankyou100 campaign.
*Canary contains mild references of a sexual nature and mild swearing.
UK Tour Dates 2018
Thursday 8th November at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, 7.30pm
Friday 9th November at The Beehive, Honiton
Sunday 11th November at Blue Elephant Theatre, London, 4.30pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 13th November at Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, 7.30pm
Wednesday 21st November at Interplay Theatre, Leeds, 7.30pm
Thursday 22nd November at Visionari Festival, York Theatre Royal, 8.15pm
Friday 23rd November at Circomedia, Bristol, 7.30pm
Monday 26th November at Hereford Courtyard, 7.45pm
Friday 30th November at Gosforth Civic Theatre, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
For more information please search the Fun in the Oven Theatre website