bash street theatre: bellevue hotel
Sat 22 June, 3pm
“A very clever, witty and well thought out show, and a fantastic finale… kept young and old entranced for a full hour.” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“Witty, slick and imaginative” Angus MacKechnie, National Theatre
Welcome to the house of fun!
Live piano, comedy and acrobatics combine in an all-energy hour-long street theatre show about one woman’s fight to protect her space when the developers move in. This is street theatre at its best from a well-established UK street theatre company.
Bellevue Hotel is a brand-new, outdoor, family show from Bash Street Theatre. It’s set around a dilapidated, theatrical boarding house, and tells the story of the landlady’s battle with a gangster boss who’s taken over the ice cream premises next door.
The gangster wants to buy her out, and gets nasty when she refuses. But her theatrical guests have some useful talents to deploy, and together they do battle with her nasty neighbour and his Demolition Men!
With live piano music, silent comedy, a touch of magic and some hair-raising action, Bellevue Hotel is performed in the inimitable, non-verbal, comic style for which Bash Street Theatre has become renowned.
The show features a two-storey hotel and balcony alongside the chimney of the ice cream factory. This provides several different levels on which the story unfolds, and where the Demolition Men wreak havoc in a dramatic finale.
About the Artists
A small theatre company based in Penzance, Bash Street Theatre was set up 27 years ago by Simon Pullum and JoJo Pickering. With over 20 productions to its name, it’s toured numerous festivals and events around the world.