Visit from the Mikron Theatre Company
Last October, we were lucky enough to get Mikron, the local theatre company based in Marsden, Huddersfield, to perform at Suma. Mikron is the small company with a reputation for tackling large scale subjects about social, environmental and historical issues and turning them into vivid and dramatic entertainment, through their unique blend of acting and music.
The play they performed was “Fair trade – reaping the dividends, the story of the Co-operative movement”. This play (which was produced in partnership with The Co-operative Membership) tells the story from the humble beginnings of the Rochdale Pioneers in 1844, through to present day.
Since performing the show last year, Mike Lucas (co-founder of Mikron Theatre and writer of “Fair trade”) has visited Suma to learn more about us and has written an extra scene into the play, featuring Suma (and very entertaining it is too!)
2009 marks Mikron’s 38th year of touring. During the summer, as usual, Mikron’s four actor/musicians have been travelling the waterways on board their traditional narrowboat, Tyseley, bringing live theatre to canal and riverside venues, including pubs, villages halls, museums and community centres. Last year we tested their claim that they will perform anywhere by inviting them to perform in our warehouse.
As the performance was so successful, Mikron have agreed to return and perform the play again on October 18th in “The Toilet Roll Theatre”. This time we are opening the show to the public to give people chance to visit Suma and see a show about coops, being performed within a Coop!
To find out more about Mikron & to get tickets for a show, contact them on 01484 843701 or visit www.mikron.org.uk