Mikron Theatre Company's new show delves into the rich but not necessarily sweet business of chocolate at The Georgian Theatre Royal on Friday 30 September at 7.30pm.
Now in their 45th year of touring, Mikron has a long-standing reputation of delighting audiences with their fun and fresh shows. In recent years they have served a number of gastronomic delights, including fish and chips, ice-cream, beer and honey.
As expected from Mikron, the fast-paced plot of Pure zips backwards and forwards through the years, throwing up little-known facts and questions to ponder, all wrapped up, not in silver foil, but in a perfect package of live music and memorable characters.
With two interwoven plots, 150 years apart, Pure examines the business of chocolate and asks if success always has a sweet smell. Writer Richard Vergette says,“Researching this play has been one of the most fascinating aspects of writing Pure and not because it’s given me an excuse to eat lots of chocolate! Discovering that child and slave labour are still features of chocolate production made me realise that whilst I wanted the play to celebrate chocolate, I couldn’t ignore the darker elements of its story either.”
Tickets from £8 to £21 are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service on this website.