Park Theatre to run deaf friendly show Finders Keepers
Two twits, one junkyard and an unexpected surprise! Hot Coals Theatre return to Park Theatre with Finders Keepers: a fun-filled, highly visual cartoon for the stage.
Inspired by the story of Moses, Finders Keepers is an adult comedy suitable for children, and is fully inclusive for both D/deaf and hearing audiences. Using music, puppetry and physical comedy with no dialogue, Finders Keepers invents a playful world without words.
Step into the strange and murky junkyard world of Mr. Pharaoh and his daughter. Living in a scrapyard on the fringes of society, these two loveable and quirky vagrants’ lives are turned upside down when the discovery of a tiny, abandoned baby catches them by surprise. As these two colourful characters begin to grapple with their new routines and responsibilities, they begin to find love in the most unexpected of places.
As Sign Language interpreted performances run the risk of dividing the audiences by splitting the focus, Hot Coals Theatre aims to bring audiences together for shared experiences. This family friendly production will also feature PARK90’s first ever Parents & Babies performance (Tue 25 April, 1pm), in addition to a Relaxed performance (Wed 26 April, 3.15pm).
Celebrating their 5th birthday, Hot Coals Theatre was founded in 2012 by core members and graduates from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s MA Theatre Lab post-graduate course. The company has gone on to use elements of physical theatre, clowning, play, special sound and lighting to create highly visual theatre which is inclusive to both D/deaf and hearing audiences.
Their first production Storm in a Teacup performed at Park Theatre in 2014 to great acclaim. The show then toured both nationally and internationally for two years. Finders Keepers, the company’s second production, received its world premiere at Edinburgh Fringe 2016 before enjoying a national UK tour. Finders Keepers was created in co-production with RADA Festival.
Finders Keepers plays at the Park Theatre from 4th April to 29th April 2017. Tickets available from www.parktheatre.co.uk
Photo: Chris Daw Photography