Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Substance & Shadow Theatre Company present "Silver & Gould" at this year's "Festival at Cygnet" Two Performances at Cygnet New Theatre, Exeter 7pm Monday 6 June & 8.30pm Wednesday 8 June 2016 - Press Release from Rose Mullin

Midge Mullin is Melvyn Gould
Nathan Simpson is Leonard Silver
(Photography: Matt Austin Images)


A tale of desperation, betrayal . . . and darts!

Substance & Shadow Theatre are delighted to announce that our new production, "Silver & Gould" will be part of the acclaimed 'Festival at Cygnet' - a week long festival celebrating live performance from eight companies, serving up thought-provoking, challenging, tender and humorous drama.

Following years of separation, cousins Leonard Silver and Melvyn Gould are reunited after the sudden death of Len's Mum (Auntie Elsie). However, after being thrown out of the family home, Len is further shocked to find that he has been snubbed in the will in favour of the local cats' home, leaving him no option but to live in his beloved Rover. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Meanwhile, Melvyn has been left Auntie Elsie's treasured set of darts in her will, which leads him to reveal that he has been accepted to appear on cult 80's TV programme 'Bullseye'. Over a game of arrows at the wake, Len quickly realises that Melvyn is something of a hot-shot on the oche and starts to hatch a plan, but Melvyn has plans of his own for wooing Shirley the local barmaid.

Fame and fortune could be Len's if he can persuade Melvyn to take him on Bullseye as the brains of the operation. Winning the cash and glorious array of prizes on offer could spell an end to cold nights spent in the Rover for Len, or provide a testimony of Melvyn's love for Shirley. After some careful 'persuasion' by Len, the dream team of Silver and Gould appear on the show, but can they hit the bullseye and scoop the star prize, or will they check out with their dreams in tatters?

Everything hangs on the throw of a dart...

Venue: Cygnet Theatre  Friars Gate  Exeter  EX2 4AZ

Dates: Mon 6th June - 7.00 pm
           Wed 8th June - 8.30 pm

Tickets: £8.00

Box Office: 01392 277189

Online Booking: WeGotTickets - Mon/Wed

Exepose Arts: "Substance & Shadow's experimental approach to storytelling really pays off, the end result being a gripping evening which is both entertaining and thought provoking."

Circle of Spears Productions: "If you have never seen Substance and Shadow perform, or whether you are an avid follower of their work, you should let nothing stop you from joining the audience in any of their forthcoming shows. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed."

The Art of Exmouth: "Substance And Shadow Theatre are testament to what can be achieved if you have the will. Go and see them, I would say. They're great, basically, and destined for greater things."

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Substance & Shadow Theatre
are proudly sponsored by
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