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Acclaimed Third Man Theatre company kicks off new season at Bike Shed

By • Southwest
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Critically acclaimed, internationally touring company Third Man Theatre return to the Bike Shed Theatre for the premiere of their new production, Mugs Arrows, developed at the venue last year.

Mugs Arrows is described as a surreal black comedy set in very ordinary surroundings – the local pub. With rural areas being forever altered through commercial development and extreme weather conditions and locals disenchanted by a lack of jobs and the ever-increasing allure of a life elsewhere, Mugs Arrows delves in to a world that is on the change. It explores the depths of the human psyche, love, loss, friendship (and darts), leading to hilarious, strange and ultimately disturbing results. Just your average night out down the local then …

Third Man Theatre is an award-winning company based in Cornwall and London that specialises in new writing. Formed in 2007, they have toured extensively around the UK and the US. Their most recent show Botallack O'Clock received a nomination for Best Fringe Show Time Out 2011, and transferred to New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway season in 2013 following a three week run at the Bike Shed in 2012.

The show kicks off the autumn season of the Bike Shed Theatre's Residency programme, where companies from across the UK are given a chance to develop new work in the theatre while showcasing existing material.

Playwright and artistic director of Third Man Theatre Eddie Elks said of the show: "Mugs Arrows started as an experiment - I really wanted to see how darts would work on the stage - I am a big fan of the game. It could be dangerous ... we'll have to wait and see ... I hope so!".

Currently Running - 24 September - 12 October Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter


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