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Comedy, Music Previous Production: 15 May - 31 May 2014

The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and the Dukes, Lancaster Production

Lancashire’s gentlemen cinematographists

Director Amy Leach and film projection specialists imitating the dog combine theatre and film to tell this unique tale of the birth of modern cinema, and the birth of the modern world.

Blackburn, 1995. In a dusty old shop two workmen make a startling discovery when they unearth a treasure trove of film reels once thought lost to the ages.

Blackburn, 1897. Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon make their first factory-gate films and embark on a film-making partnership that will change their lives forever.

Daragh Carville’s brand new play celebrates the life and times of Lancashire icons Mitchell and Kenyon. Enjoy the spirit of the music hall in a show – no, an extravaganza! - full of songs, laughter and the original films themselves.

Spend an evening with these film-making pioneers who showed audiences their world as they had never seen it before and made cinema history along the way.

Tickets

Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Music by John Biddle

Written by Daragh Carville - a new play with songs


Reviews:

"A captivating gem of local history" - Manchester Theatre Awards

"An immensely enjoyable evening" - The Guardian

"A heart-warming evening and a fine tribute to the legacy of this pair of pioneers" - The Public Reviews

Cast

Gareth Cassidy in The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Gareth Cassidy
Sagar Mitchell
Christopher Wright in The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Christopher Wright
James Kenyon
Liam Gerrard in The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Liam Gerrard
Various
Jo Mousley in The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Jo Mousley
Various
David Westbrook in The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
David Westbrook
Various

Dates for your diary
The Kitchen Sink

9 - 24 February 2018