Two great creations make one-night stands

Lorraine & Alan is at The Mill next week for one night only
Lorraine & Alan is at The Mill next week for one night only

This April sees the debut of two highly creative and distinctive theatre ventures at The Mill Arts Centre.

Suitable for audiences of all ages, Lorraine & Alan is brought to Banbury next week by the Brighton Fringe award-winning company Bucket Club.

Their theatrical production is a playful modern re-telling of the Selkie myth, told with two actors, two musicians and several hundred plastic bottles.

Lovable and off-beat with buckets of charm: at its core, this is a show about a boy who falls in love with a girl who has an unusual secret.

The play focuses on Alan, a 23-year-old marine biology graduate, who encounters Lorraine .

The musicians create a live sound design during each performance, recording and manipulating their vocals electronically with a specially programmed Wii remote.

The resulting effect is a haunting soundscape, which complements a whole ream of original songs put together by the team of performers.

The following Thursday, April 16, sees the latest work by Chris Goode, who grabbed the attention with the award-winning Monkey Bars, a verbatim piece based on conversations with more than 40 children aged 7-10.

Their words were then used to create a series of situations relevant to and acted out by adults.

The new piece Stand, has been produced in conjunction with Oxford Playhouse and uses real-life tales of courage and conscience from people who have made a stand about something, for a cause or a person they believed in.

The stories are all based on conversations with people in Oxford.

Their words embrace ideas about how we make a better, more sustainable future; how we live more equitably alongside those with whom we share our planet; how we build our families and communities and much more.

Lorraine & Alan will be performed at The Mill for one night only next Thursday (April 9) at 7.30pm.

Stand follows the week after on Thursday April 16 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £13 (£11 concessions) for both events. Visit or call 01295 279002 to book.