Monday, 21 January 2013

Evolution (musical theatre)

A couple of words on the Crown and Anchor ad in this week's Friday-Ad led to me discovering the Pocket Size Theatre Company who are performing their new musical show, Evolution, upstairs at the pub on the first weekend in February. 

Evolution is to be a cabaret-style evening of contemporary musical theatre featuring songs from such shows as The Book of Mormon, Ordinary Days, Departure Lounge, Next to Normal, Tales From The Bad Years and Catch Me If You Can. The eight Pocket Size Theatre singers will perform twenty-five new songs by composers including plus a few favourites from their previous shows. I asked Keith Smith to tell me more about the aims of the group.

KS: Pocket Size Theatre was formed to break away from the traditional Musical Theatre format. The company aims to produce Contemporary small cast Musicals and Cabaret Evenings of Contemporary Musical Theatre. We will also be branching out into small cast contemporary plays this year. Pocket Size was created by a group of friends stifled by the lack of diverse opportunities to perform. Frustrated by the standard format of Musicals and Plays the friends decided to form their own company and break free from the confines of local companies.

KS: We at Pocket-Size are committed to providing Eastbourne area audiences with a theatrical experience that they have not encountered before. We have ambitions to reach a wider audience whilst remaining true to our vision at the outset. We are a small company with big ideas and have faith in what we produce. Our aim is to entertain, and in some way educate our audiences about contemporary theatre.

Crown And Anchor, Fri 1st and Sat 2nd Feb, 19:30.
Tickets £10 (£6 concessions), available by calling 07971 740299 or emailing

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