Frantic Assembly Present Heavenly Farce on TourDate: 1 February 2002
Award-winning touring company Frantic Assembly launches its new production next week with a two-and-a-half month schedule that will take in nearly 20 UK cities. The tour for Heavenly, based on a story by Gary Owen, opens in Plymouth and culminates with a limited London season at Soho Theatre from 15 to 20 April 2002.
In Heavenly, three boys struggle with the road to enlightenment not to mention the slippery West Wales coastal path that claims their lives one drunken New Year's Eve. The farce deals with the complexities of the after life and 59 things that need never happen again once you're dead.
Directed and performed by Scott Graham, Steven Hoggett and Liam Steel, Heavenly is designed by Dick Bird with lighting by Colin Grenfell and original music and sound by Nat Reed.
Frantic Assembly's last major tour was of Abi Morgan's Tiny Dynamite, a hit at the 2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Founded in 1994, the company has toured extensively throughout the UK and played in 19 other countries, winning acclaim in addition to five Time Out Critics' Choice awards. In addition to Tiny Dynamite, past stage successes have included Look Back In Anger, Sell Out, Hymns and Underworld.
Following Plymouth, Heavenly will visit Northampton, Wolverhampton, Swansea, Newbury, Maidenhead, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Portsmouth, Coventry, Huddersfield, Leicester, Norwich, Birmingham and Bristol, with other dates to be confirmed ahead of the London transfer in April 2002.
- by Terri Paddock