WW1 – The Best Company

Festive Road is currently working on a very an interesting new production as part of the Great War commemorations, called 'Best Company'. It is an outdoor physical Theatre piece which will be performed on and around a full sized replica of a mark 1 Great War tank!!
The tank itself is under construction in our workshop right now and will feature lots of working parts, including rotating tracks, and a cut away side which will reveal the action within...
Rehearsals begin in May and the piece will be around 40 minutes long- suitable for all ages of audience and families.

It has been part funded by Arts Council England and by the Heritage Lottery so we are able to offer the show at a subsidised price depending on when and where? The tank will also be available for events all through the summer -we absolutely promise that it will attract a great deal of attention... and it's being designed to be used as an education tool too.

We're now looking for venues and events to tour the show, or display the tank at, from June to September 2015. Please get in touch if you are interested in having a conversation or want to know more.  Contact carnival@festiveroad.org.uk or call 01908 921 018

The Best Company (we are all in it)
Physical Theatre show produced by Festive Road

A very funny take on a very real struggle as four friends get a WW1 tank into battle.

The Best Company are on their way to the Western Front but the external conflict is not the only thing occupying the crew’s thoughts. As we see, life inside the Mark 1 tank is busy, noisy and smelly. Tension among the company escalates and a hilarious and bizarre internal conflict occurs. As the tank spins, the characters actions become more and more surreal... war is declared and the engine judders to a holt!

Will the Best Company get the Tank started again? Will they make it to the front line? Come and find out...

The show is an outdoor evening theatre piece, no longer than 40 minutes and suitable for families and for all ages of audiences.

WW1 Tank in Action - Take a look at our feature on page 4 of the "in business" magazine: April/May edition. The official publication of Milton Keynes Chamber.

Click here to take yourself straight there!

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