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 on 10th and 11th July 2014. 2014 will be Mikron's 43rd year of touring the canals, bringing the magic of live theatre to new audiences.
There will be a cash bar available for interval drinks and pre-show drinks. 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.
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 not yet open.
Harvey Granelli is fed up working for Thistledale Council. He followed his miserable mother into local government, but he has more in common with his Italian father part-time playboy and one-time ice-cream maker, Romeo. Inspired by a dream of his long dead dad, Harvey finally finds the courage to follow his heart. But when he whips up a gelato from Papa Granellis recipe book it just doesnt taste the same. Times have changed; the way our food is produced has changed
Harvey now has a choice. He can make an inferior product, or he can source the very best ingredients and make the finest ice-cream in the world. His quest will take him to the corners of the earth from Thistledale to Tuscany: from Bridlington to Brazil.
But can Harvey really recreate a taste from the past? Will he return in time to prevent his faithful girlfriend Maud surrendering to the charms of another man? And why is he being followed?
Its 1914. British entertainment is down on its uppers. Actor-manager Lena Ashwell (OBE) has a theatre but no audience. So she assembles a motley bunch of turns and books a tour with a difference. For her TROUPERS wont tread the boards of Old Blighty but the muddy, bloody fields of France.
Twice nightly, were here all week, if were here at all! In a little-told story of the Great War, TROUPERS brings to life the amazingly audacious Concerts At The Front a hitherto unsung war effort thats full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.
There are three ways to book in advance:
Above: 2011 at London Canal Museum.
See past pictures of Mikron at London Canal Museum 2011 on Flickr
There are other short video clips of Mikron at London Canal Museum on the London Canal Museum YouTube Channel
Performing for the press on the bow of the Tyseley, in Battlebridge Basin, 26th June 2000. The company has been touring by boat for 41 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.