A thoughtful, compelling and entertaining play portraying 60 years of village life seen through the eyes of one village resident, from youth to the fight to stay in her home in old age. A thoroughly engaging performance by an absolutely fantastic new writing company.
Two actors tell the story of Elsie at age 25, 45, 65 and 85, and her lifetime battle to stay in the village where she feels she belongs. It's where her daughters grew up, her husband died and it's where she's going to stay, come what may.
'Everybody knows someone like Elsie', and this sensitive, honest and intimate show provokes compassion and much discussion.’
Pentabus Theatre is a Shropshire-based theatre company who've been consistently making theatre for rural venues for over 40 years to great acclaim, with a tradition of transforming familiar surroundings for its shows.
The cabaret style show takes place around the audience as if at a party, with the interior of the venue changed for each scene - through bunting, flowers, fairy lights, balloons - with the audience asked to help with the change, or blow up balloons, or sing 'Happy Birthday'.