Last Friday was the final show of #TheIdleWomen Summer tour — another water-borne adventure! To see some highlights, do visit the Alarum Theatre Facebook page.
“Roll Up! Roll Up! Roll Down! Roll Down!” *
During the tour Kate Saffin and I were interviewed by Sony-award winning David Bramwell for Waterfront, a monthly podcast from the Canal & River Trust, dedicated to the stories, people and heritage around England and Wales’ historic waterways. Here’s the link to listen. It lasts 16 minutes and includes one of my poems and an extract from one of my songs.
* Our potential audience were above us on a slight hill.
Living Waterways Awards
We’re absolutely delighted that the Alarum Theatre 2017 tour The Idle Women: Recreating the Journey is one of the finalists in the Living Waterways Awards. The winners are announced on 20th September. Fingers crossed!
A photo I took when we were on the beautiful Chesterfield Canal
Kate took this one at the bottom of the spectacular Bingley Five Rise on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
After six shows in Worcestershire, the Alarum Theatre Spring tour continues tomorrow, Tue 17 Apr, when Kate Saffin & I bring Idle Women of the Waterways to the magnificent Alcester Town Hall in Warwickshire. The show starts at 7.30pm.
Here are two audience comments after our show in Finstall last Saturday:
“Really excellent show. Learnt so much about the trainees.”
“Very enjoyable and inspiring. Simply great!”
We then travel into Birmingham for the next three dates:
Fri 20 7.30pm St Nicolas Place, 81 The Green B38 8RU
Sun 22 3.00pm Stirchley Baths, Bournville Lane B30 2JT
Wed 25 7.30pm Two Towers Brewery, 29 Shadwell Street B4 6HB
Splashed across the Evening News
“Idle boats in need of crews”
so young girls, greenhorns
applied and went off for interviews ….
Come and find out how they came to be called ‘Idle’!
For all Spring tour dates and information about the show click here for the Eventbrite page.
Heather at Foxton, Photo by Andrew Carpenter
Heather Wastie, Kate Saffin nb Scorpio, Stourport. Photo by Paul T Smith.