The Station was touring in 2008, 2009, 2010.
Set in dilapidated railway station in the age of steam locomotives, THE STATION is a new, hour-long, silent comedy adventure show from Bash Street Theatre.
Be prepared for a dramatic train crash, a dare-devil rescue and some great comedy action from this award-winning street theatre company.
The story involves a gang of art thieves who are on the search for a stolen masterpiece that has been delivered to a remote railway station. The situation becomes further confused by the arrival of a band of musicians for a grand Concert to be given that night. The station staff, of course, set out to make sure that all ‘lost property’ is returned to its rightful owner.
THE STATION combines physical theatre and silent movie stunts with live music, performed on the accordion. The show has already attracted bookings from festivals in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Poland for the summer of 2009.
This show was commissioned by eight festivals and funded by Arts Council England in 2008 – it is now available for booking by all festivals.
“A wild, locomotive ride of energy and excitement. Visually delightful, full of screwball comedy, rollicking romance, madcap mishaps and great special effects – a real railroad romp!”
Angus MacKechnie, National Theatre
“Brave and talented, hugely entertaining, superb mime, it was non-stop acrobatic fun.”
The Western Morning News
“Superbly executed, full of slapstick, entertainment and fun. The audience LOVED it. A great show for any age.”
Mhairi Smith, Gloucester Festival
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ʻThe Stationʼ was developed in 2008. It was commissioned by eight festivals and grant aided by The Arts Council England. In May 2009 the show has a residency at the Dommelhof Theatre, in Neerpelt, Belgium.
The commissioners were:
• Haverhill Town Council
• Gloucester City Council
• The National Theatre
• North Devon Festival
• Penwith District Council
• Swindon Borough Council
• Waterford Spraoi Festival
• Winchester Hat Fair
Artistic Directors Simon Pullum and JoJo Pickering
Directed by Mikey Martins and David Twomlow
Written by Simon Pullum
Produced by Simon Pullum and JoJo Pickering
Music composed by Jim McCormack
Designer Helen Tiley
Live Music Played by
2008 and 2009 – Jim McCormack
2010 – Julian Gaskell
Year of creation 2008
Toured over the summer 2008, 2009, 2010