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Monday, May 9, 2016

Pay What You Decide for thrilling new work as part of The Met presents season

The Met is giving audiences the opportunity to decide what they think they should pay for a performance when Proper Job Theatre Company bring Fewer Emergencies to Bury Art Museum on Tuesday 17 May.

An unhappy marriage, a school shooting and an abandoned child, Fewer Emergencies by Martin Crimp, is a thought provoking take on modern British life that draws back the curtain on a stark and sinister world. In the first we are introduced to a woman who knows her marriage is a mistake but stays, living a public lie whilst inflicting damage and violence behind closed doors. In the second a Dunblane type massacre has occurred with Crimp attempting to unlock the mind of a murderer and in the third the couple’s abandoned child from the first piece appears, trapped in his own personal horror story.

‘Vicious modern fairy tales…that bring the nightmare right back home and stab you through the soul.’ The Guardian

Although often seen on the stages of many European capitals, Martin Crimp’s work is rarely performed in the UK. For the first time, Proper Job Theatre Company are bringing this dramatic tour de force to life with a company of actors specifically trained in physical performance, which brings a unique dimension to this thought provoking piece.

Director of Proper Job Theatre Company Chloe Whitehead said ‘The piece is part of a Practice as Research PhD with the University of Huddersfield looking at how a contemporary British theatre audience perceive this very physical approach to theatre.  Going with ‘Pay what you decide’ will hopefully be a way of accessing people who may not usually come to this type of performance, after all if they don’t like it they don’t have to pay anything.’  

Tickets can be reserved from www.themet.biz, by calling 0161 761 2216 or by visiting The Met’s temporary box office at Tourist Information at The Fusilier Museum, Bury.

Please note: This production features strong language. Ages 16+ only.


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