September 2010 7.30pm
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MaD Theatre Company
Following the massive success of their play Angels with Manky Faces, Manchester's MaD Theatre Company come to The Met with their new show. Thai Brides and Teacakes is a satirical commentary on the changing ethnic composition of modern Britain and is the latest example of this award-winning theatre company's unique brand of 'off the wall' story telling.
It is four years to the day that bakery owners, Ma and Madeira were married in North Manchester's first same sex civil partnership, and they want a very special gift - a baby. After being unsuccessful in their attempt to adopt a Vietnamese orphan, their attentions have turned to the local men as potential sperm donors. Early candidates proved to be something of a let down until the drop-dead gorgeous, and highly charismatic politician, Richard "Dickie" Moseley sweeps into town. However, all is not how it appears - not just for the two prospective mums, but for the whole community, as Dickie's extreme right-wing policies spell disaster. The devastated Mancunians look for a saviour and it appears in the unlikely form of Fred the builder's part time lap dancing Thai bride.
Thai Brides and Teacakes isn't a conventional theatre production. As with all MaD productions, it is multi-media - aimed at a wide audience - for people who might like to go to the match: or watch bands: or simply people who generally appreciate modern culture.
This production will feature music, as well as cameo performances from some of Manchester's familiar faces, plus one or two surprise guests.