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.
Previous Production: no tickets available
Music by John Biddle
Written by Daragh Carville - a new play with songs