Theatre takes to the road - by caravan

THEATRE can be funny, moving, tragic, absurd - but rarely is it as in your face as it is at The New Wolsey where one theatre company is staging their latest production within the confines of a domestic caravan.

THEATRE can be funny, moving, tragic, absurd - but rarely is it as in your face as it is at The New Wolsey where one theatre company is staging their latest production within the confines of a domestic caravan.

The Caravan is the brainchild of Bury St Edmunds actor Mimi Poskitt and relives the drama and the danger of the 2007 summer floods. A cast of four play to a maximum audience of eight people in the holiday caravan which has been parked in front of the New Wolsey Theatre.

The Caravan, premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2008, is cutting edge documentary-theatre which uses the experiences of real-life people who found themselves caught up in Britain's most devastating floods for half a century.

Mimi said: “It's an intimate theatrical experience, which draws together months of research and interviews to present some of the stories of real people affected by the floods.

“We have uncovered some fascinating stories of what happened and moving accounts from some of the people worst affected.”

The production presents an edited version of the interviews, which are re-enacted word for word, alongside visual and audio footage inside their caravan.

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The show, which offers audiences a cup of tea in order to make them feel welcome, is running throughout the day in a caravan outside the New Wolsey Theatre until Saturday.

Tickets are priced at �7 and are available at www.pulsefringe.com or on 01473 295900.