Quirky company bring shows to the waterside

Mikron Theatre will perform One of Each at the Great Western Arms in Banbury. Pictured from left to right are James Mclean, Ellen Chivers, Rachael Henley and Steve McCourt. Picture by Peter Boyd
Mikron Theatre will perform One of Each at the Great Western Arms in Banbury. Pictured from left to right are James Mclean, Ellen Chivers, Rachael Henley and Steve McCourt. Picture by Peter Boyd

Get ready to set sail on a fun-filled adventure this summer, as Mikron Theatre Company return to Banbury’s canalside with two new shows.

The production company is set to dock its famous narrow boat at two separate destinations in the town from August 12 to 13, before moving on to other venues across Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.

The first designated stop on Wednesday, August 12 will see the group perform ‘One of Each’ at The Great Western Arms in Banbury, starting at 7.30pm.

This frivolous production focuses on two rival fish and chip shops competing as finalists in a competition to win the coveted Golden Fish-Fork award.

The two respective establishments are run by twins, who went their separate ways after falling out over the best way to cook the iconic British dish.

The play follows the mishaps that unfold as the pair clash with each other and cross paths with an unscrupulous journalist, looking for her exclusive scoop.

Then, the following day, Mikron will perform its second play ‘Raising Agents’ at 7pm in The Pig Place, Banbury.

The hilarious caper celebrates the 100 year anniversary of the Women’s Institute and places the theme of friendship at its core.

Dwindling membership and funding means the Bunnington WI is struggling to keep itself off the ground.

The last thing they expect is a trendy PR guru to join their ranks and begin implementing changes - least of all her decision to re-brand the group as ‘The Bunnington Bunnies’.

A battle ensues to protect the essence of the group and the integrity of the WI - will they ever be prepared to let go of the past?

Mikron is a UK theatre company that tours with its shows up and down the country, placing a particular emphasis on stories that are uniquely British.

It takes its productions on the road as well as on the water and aims to reach as wide an audience as possible.

For more details about the two Banbury shows and other performance venues across the county, visit the Mikron Theatre Company website: www.mikron.org.uk