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University of Worcester: St John's Campus, Worcester

Postcode: WR2 6AJ

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The Hit

Show Details

Presented by Strangeface Theatre Company

Performance date and time
Thursday, 21st March 2019
7:30 PM

Breaking Bad meets Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. Meet Mikey, a bald, paunchy table top puppet in his pants, an ugly hitman with OCD who has seen a bit too much and is beginning to question his very existence. Holed up in his Harlem apartment, he's trying to make sense of his life, to straighten things out in his head. Bizarre incidents from the Mexico border get mixed up with the assassination of JFK and the baby section of Toys R Us.

A really slick, surprising 'one man' black comedy, with the man made of wood; affecting and beautiful, funny and clever.

And in an entertaining TEDx-ish after-show talk the puppet playing Mikey discusses with writer and director Russell Dean his inspirations for creating the role, why we are both fascinated and wary of puppets, and why we can't help but love a villain, and reflects on the fate of Mikey.

Supported by Wellcome Trust.

'Spellbinding, often grotesque and always extraordinary.' The Stage

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Running time
125 min + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£10.00 Standard / £8.00 Student / £8.00 Over 65 / £8.00 Over 17 / £29.00 Group

Other Ticket Information
Doors open at 7pm.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01905 544444

Available From
University Arena Box Office or call 01905 544444

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Reservable/general parking on site Level entrance Steps at entrance Alternative wheelchair access to side/rear of venue Wheelchair accessible toilet Wheelchair accessible toilet with limited transfer space

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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