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 8th and 9th July 2013. 2013 will be Mikron's 42nd year of touring the canals, bringing the magic of live theatre to new audiences.
The shows for 2013 are Beyond the Veil (Monday) and Don't Shoot the Messenger (Tuesday)
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. The performance begins at 1945 on both days.
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. Book Now
Dark deeds in Thistledale DCI Mark Starkey thinks he's got a quiet patch in sleepy Thistledale, but all that is about to change dramatically when there's a sudden, unnatural death on the local allotment The grisly discovery down by the beehives is only the beginning for Detective Starkey. To unmask the murderer he must first uncover an altogether less savoury side of life in Thistledale; the bitter grudges, thwarted passions and murky pasts And then there are the bees The life of the honeybee might be described as one of great sweetness and harmony, punctuated by sudden, desperate, acts of violence. The same could be said for Thistledale. Detective Starkey soon realises that the more he knows about bees, the closer he gets to the killer!
When a gun toting hoodlum holds up a village post office, the Postmasters want justice...of the restorative kind...by any means necessary. But can a comical journey through five centuries of postal history rehabilitate the rascally rogue? And what of the Postmasters' own motives - a noble act of public service or the desperation of the doomed? Will they get closure or just get closed? A story of deliveries and deliverance.
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.