Richard Whiteley Theatre backs innovative new theatre
Ben Harris

 The Richard Whiteley Theatre is set to stage two groundbreaking new shows in March.

As part of its commitment to support innovative new theatre, the arts hub at Giggleswick welcomes Hidden Track on March 12 to perform Standard:Elite, fresh from critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Vamos Theatre brings its latest masked mime show, Dead Good to the theatre on March 19.

Manchester-based Hidden Track is amulti-award winning interactive and game theatre company, pioneering adventures in theatre with Standard:Elite looking at class barriers in an inventive way.

Richard Whiteley Theatre manager Mike Offland said: “This is a playful, interactive theatre experience about class, privilege, and social mobility that’s accessible and, above all, fun. All ages will enjoy this show.”

Vamos Theatre’s Dead Good received its world premiere at the London International Mime Festival between January 30 and February 2. With no spoken word – the show is entirely in mime using masked actors – it is suitable for deaf audiences to enjoy without the need of a signer.

Said Mike: “This production brings together some of the UK’s leading mask actors to tell the story two dying pensioners who, with a bottle of Bollinger and the keys to a Bentley, decide to hit the road for a final, death-defying adventure. This is a moving and funny piece of theatre which is very cleverly done. Audiences from age 12 upwards will remember this production long after the final curtain.”

Tickets for Dead Good cost £12 and £10 (concessions) and for Standard:Elite £10 and £8 (concessions).