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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Reform Theatre Return with New Show Housebound

The Met welcomes Sheffield-based Reform Theatre Company with new show Housebound written by award winning Nick Lane on Tuesday 22 November at 8pm.

Jim is sixty-eight, stressed and ready to snap. At what? Anything; noisy neighbours, speeding cars, kids hanging about on the street corners… you name it, he’ll moan about it; it’s the one thing he’s good at. He makes Victor Meldrew look like an amateur. Every day is starting to blend into every other… until one Halloween, when a rash act changes everything.

 

Housebound’s story focuses on elderly couple Lucy and Jim and Ash, a parentless teenage criminal, whose life now belongs to the world of housebreaking and drugs.  In the middle of a robbery, Ash gets caught by the elderly couple of becomes the victim himself as they hold him against his wishes.  Over a period of time we follow this unlikely chain of events as secrets, regrets and turmoil are unearthed and the choices they have taken in life are reflected upon.

 

A comedy for anyone who ever felt frustrated but didn’t know what to do once they were. From the writer of Hull Truck hits, My Favourite Summer and Me & Me Dad, Nick Lane.

 

A Sheffield based theatre company, Reform Theatre was formed in 1998 by actor and director Keith Hukin.  The company is dedicated to producing plays by Northern playwrights and tours throughout the country to small and mid-scale venues.  Reform Theatre aims to develop work that deals with many issues of modern life using fast, stimulating, visual, physical and stylised presentation to engage audiences and reflect on contemporary issues in today’s society with a Northern voice.

Tickets for the event are £10, £6 concessions. For more information please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz

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