The way our food is produced and what we do to it will be under the spotlight in an exciting new drama to be staged on Thursday 25 September.
Til the Cows Come Home tells the story of Harvey Granelli who is fed up of working for Thistledale Council. He followed his miserable mother into local government, but he has more in common with his Italian father – part-time playboy and one-time ice-cream maker, Romeo.
Inspired by a dream, Harvey finally finds the courage to follow his heart. But when he whips up a gelato from Papa Granelli’s recipe book it just doesn’t taste the same. Times have changed and, more importantly, the way our food is produced has changed.
Harvey now has a choice. He can make an inferior product, or he can source the very best ingredients and make the finest ice-cream in the world. His quest will take him to the corners of the earth – from Thistledale to Tuscany: from Bridlington to Brazil.
Written by popular actor and playwright Deborah McAndrew and performed by the innovative Mikron Theatre Company, the play explores modern food production, alongside the growth of the Slow Food movement and consumer awareness. Like all of Mikron’s shows it does this at a cracking pace, with plenty of humour, live music and memorable characters.
Director Olwen May says, “This production has everything I feel theatre should be - accessible, adventurous and with a passion to ask questions of the world we live in. Till The Cows Come Home has all the adventure and invention of a Hollywood block-buster with some real questions about what we do to the food we eat. It’s also fun and chock full of music and humour. What's not to like?!”
Tickets from £7 to £20 are available from the Box Office on 01748 825252 or via the online booking service at: www.georgiantheatreroyal.co.uk