Mikron Theatre Company (Registered Charity No 265169) is the best known touring theatre group specialising in canal and waterway related themes. London Canal Museum has been delighted to welcome them every summer summer since 1993.
We look forward to welcoming Mikron Theatre back to the museum in summer 2016. 2015 was Mikron's 44th year of touring the canals, bringing the magic of live theatre to new audiences.
Dates have yet to be announced for 2016. The shows last roughly two hours.
There will be a cash bar available for interval drinks and pre-show drinks and for a short while after the show. Ice creams are available from the museum shop. Hot drinks are available from a machine. The museum will open an hour before the performance begins.
Mikron's shows are lively, entertaining, musical, funny, and tackle serious historical themes. It is a close-up theatrical experience in the interesting surroundings of the London Canal Museum.
For three months the actors, who double up as the crew, the stage hands, and technicians, live aboard the narrowboat Tysley as they travel from venue to venue. The cast differs from year to year. The boat will be moored behind the museum and you'll be able to see it.
There will be a £1 booking fee for all telephone bookings, but seats are available online with no booking fee payable. To obtain the discounted advance booking price you must book online or in person at the museum by 2359 on the evening before the show. Bookings are open.
Sir Caspian Delamere is a man on a mission, to find the finest Fish and Chips in Britain. Hes narrowed it down to two seaside vendors finalists for his GOLDEN FISH-FORK award. By coincidence The Pickled Egg and The Silver Darling are rival establishments run by twins, Roderick and Annette Whale. Unable to agree on the best way to cook this iconic dish, they went their separate ways years ago, and now they find their food and their philosophies in direct competition for the coveted GOLDEN FISH-FORK.
Which portion will prevail? Rods old fashioned, homely style? Or Netties high-tech twist on tradition? Their story is covered by unscrupulous journalist, Meriel Hacker, and she is after a scoop. So what will she do when she hooks a much bigger fish than she ever expected ?
Set sail with Mikron for a savoury tale about the British National Dish. Hot, salty and wrapped in newspaper!
Bunnington WI is a bit down-at-heel. Dwindling membership means they can barely afford the hall, let alone a decent speaker. So when a PR guru becomes a member, the women are glad of new blood. Initially.
The milk of WI kindness begins to sour when she re-brands them the Bunnington Bunnies. Theyre hopping. With stakes higher than a five tiered cake stand, a battle ensues for the very soul of Bunnington, perhaps the WI itself!
On the threshold of one century into the next, this tale of hobbyists and lobbyists asks how much we should know our past or how much we should let go of it. Above all else, like the WI itself, Raising Agents is a story of friendship.
The 2016 shows are not yet available for booking. Online bookings are open until half an hour before the performance begins, provided that seats remain available. After that, unsold seats will be available at the door.
Above: 2011 at London Canal Museum.
See past pictures of Mikron at London Canal Museum 2011 on Flickr
See pictures of Mikron at the museum on our Pinterest board Mikron at London Canal Museum
There are other short video clips of Mikron at London Canal Museum on the London Canal Museum YouTube Channel
The mooring is reserved for Tysley so it is unlikely that there will be room for your boat on the mooring.
It is best to come by public transport, which is excellent, and runs all night. See our Find-Us page and other travel information.
If you are coming by car, there is free street parking in New Wharf Road and neighbouring streets at the times of these shows in 2015.
Performing for the press on the bow of the Tyseley, in Battlebridge Basin, 26th June 2000. The company has been touring by boat for 44 years. .Left to right: Richard Povall, Elizabeth Eves, Anna Winslet, Edmund Harcourt
All Steamed Up, 2003.
Cast on the set of Hell and High Water, 2011
Posing for the camera in 2009
Fair Trade, a play about the Co-operative Movement, in 2008.
When the Cows Come Home, 2014