Previewed: DollyWould at Home Manchester

DollyWould comes to Home Manchester

Edinburgh Festival Fringe First winners Sh!t Theatre return to Home Manchester with their affectionate homage to the legendary Dolly Parton in May.

DollyWould was a sell-out success during a 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival run, with the unique love letter to Dolly taking in cloning, branding, immortality and death as well as the story of their trip to the first lady of country’s theme park.

Sh!t Theatres performance whisks the audience off on an adventure into the heartland of country music, Tennessee and beyond exploring the real, the plastic, mortality and immortality, and originals versus clones.

The inimitable duo who make up Sh!t Theatre,  Louise Mothersole and Rebecca Biscuit head to Knoxville in search of Dollywood, built on the icon performer’s childhood home.  While there, they try to visit the original Body Farm, the forensic medical facility which researches human decomposition. One is plastic immortality, the other the inescapable reality of death.

Enlisting the expertise of the ‘Nigella of science’ genetic scientist Dr Kat Arney, Sh!t Theatre explore the enigma that is Dolly Parton and her namesake Dolly the sheep in a rollercoaster ride of a show complete with live music and sing-a-longs.

Sh!t Theatre previously visited Home Manchester with Women’s Hour and Letters To Windsor House, and were recently in the city performing She Bangs the Drums at the Museum of Science and Industry. A collaboration with Contact Theatre’s young company, the show marked the centenary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act bringing into law full voting rights for men, and partial voting rights for women.

When is DollyWould performed at Home Manchester?

DollyWould by Sh!t Theatre is performed at Home Manchester from 3-5 May 2018.  Tickets priced £12.50 (concessions £5-£10.50).

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