The very popular Rude Mechanical Theatre Company will be back in Ropley on Saturday 11th June with a brand-new outdoor play at the recreation ground. Always good for a laugh, great live music and a bit of provocation, you won’t want to miss them. Their new play is called ‘Gods and Dogs’ and is an hilarious allegory about love, marriage and celebrity in 2084. Will the world really be like this?
The story follows Tina who enters ‘Marriage Maker’, a ‘telepavision’ gameshow. The idea of the game is if you win you get to marry the super-glamorous footballer, Harry Best, on the Saturday, have a weekend of love, then divorce him on the Monday. ‘All the fun & no ties!’ as the compere, Rich Nobb, puts it. Unfortunately, Tina makes the mistake of falling in love when she wins & doesn’t want to divorce. Doreen, her best friend, has her own opinion, but then she might be a Nevnop & the Mind Police might get to her first & send her to the wolves on the ‘Other Side’ – a dangerous world over ‘the mountain’ where the inhabitants of Abatina, according to Big Al, must not go, with dangerous freethinkers & wolves that might get them. Will Tina get to keep her man! Will Doreen be caught by the Mind Police? You’ll have to get off your telepafones and come to find out!
The show starts at 7.30pm but you can get there from 6.00pm for a picnic and wine. Bring your own low-backed chairs and warm clothing. High-backed chairs block the view of people sitting behind and won’t be permitted.