Musical about a pub opens on a pub

By Adele Forrest | 08/11/2016 0 comments

Musical about a pub opens on a pub

A NEW musical about a campaign to save a pub is coming to a pub this weekend and audience members can decide how much to pay at the end of the show.

The Local is a new musical about community and change against the backdrop of pub closures in Britain.  

Written by Cate Berry and Dominic Lo, the production will be staged in the upstairs room of The Rutland Arms pub on Brown Street, Sheffield, to give it an authentic feel.

The show, which runs over three nights from November 11 to 13 is also pay what you want but tickets can be reserved in advance.

The show centres around Liz who has managed her pub for more than 15 years, only to be told that it’s being sold to a property developer who plans to shut it down and put her out of a job. 

With her regulars, Liz starts a campaign to save her pub, but can she beat a system that’s beaten so many before? 

A heart-warming and moving new musical about community and change, The Local is the second musical from Try This At Home Theatre, whose previous work has been described as “a genuine find” and “brutally acerbic”.

Joining local actor Amanda Kinnear as Liz are Luke Simnett (Love Beyond, Broadway Live), Lana O’Kell (The Bookshop) and Will Teller (Norma Jean the Musical). 

Completing the company are Claudine Bennent, Colin Haggarty, Ben Hart, and Rebekah Ross.

Tickets for The Local can be reserved online by emailing or you can decide what to pay after the show.

The Pub starts at 7.30pm each night in the upstairs room of The Rutland.

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