Mikron Theatre Company at London Canal Museum

Theatre comes by boat

What's On

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.

See Mikron in London in 2015

Mikron Theatre Logo

We look forward to welcoming Mikron Theatre back to the museum in summer 2015. 2014 is Mikron's 43rd year of touring the canals, bringing the magic of live theatre to new audiences. See their trailers for this year's shows.

Dates in 2015 are Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June.

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.

Ticket Prices 2014

Prices for 2015 have yet to be confirmed.

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.

For further information about Mikron and pictures see the Mikron Theatre site or the Mikron Theatre Facebook Page

The Shows 2014

Till the Cows Come Home

Graphic - Till the Cows Come Home
Writer & lyricist : Deborah McAndrew
Composer : Conrad Nelson
Musical director : Rebekah Hughes

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 Granelli’s recipe book it just doesn’t 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?


Graphic - Troupers
Writer & lyricist : Maeve Larkin
Composer & MD : Rebekah Hughes
Director : Marianne McNamara

It’s 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 won’t tread the boards of Old Blighty but the muddy, bloody fields of France.

Twice nightly, we’re here all week, if we’re 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 that’s full of guts, gusto and greasepaint.

Book Tickets

Bookings for 2015 are not yet available. When they are, there will be three ways to book:

See a video clip of Mikron at LCM

Above: 2011 at London Canal Museum.

See More Pictures

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

Red cabin side with lettering Mikron Theatre Marsden

Troupers Trailer

When the Cows Come Home - Trailer

Mikron at the museum over the years

actors in costume playing music on a boat

Performing for the press on the bow of the Tyseley, in Battlebridge Basin, 26th June 2000. The company has been touring by boat for 43 years. .Left to right: Richard Povall, Elizabeth Eves, Anna Winslet, Edmund Harcourt

Man and woman dressed in black holding a document

All Steamed Up, 2003.

Four cast members pose in front of scenery in the museum

Cast on the set of Hell and High Water, 2011

Cast of Mikron 2009 pose on stern of narrowboat Tysley in Battlebridge Basin

Posing for the camera in 2009

A scene from Fair Trade, performers in costume, scenerey behind

Fair Trade, a play about the Co-operative Movement, in 2008.