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Stage Editorial

thelockin18.jpg A folk hip-hop theatrical night...

The Breaking Tradition dance company are bringing The Lock In to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in March and it looks like being the most exuberant fun you can have this side of a full tub of Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew.

I can see that you’re hankering after a synopsis, so cop for this lot: A group of hip-hop dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub but local rumour has it that this tumble-down inn is frequented by ‘other worldly’ characters, and as the regulars arrive a clash of cultures soon turns into a dance floor stand-off. While fusion loving landlady, Grandma, is nowhere to be seen the pub is being run by the stubborn, and mysteriously lupine, Jasmine, who’s determined to stamp out the fun and keep things strictly traditional. There is hope though, in the form of a mystical woodcutter who may just have some tricks up his chequered sleeve.

Will the woodcutter succeed? Can the regulars get the party started? Will we find out what happened to Grandma? (Note: not based on a true story.) Expect a show flashlit with energy with live music from The Demon Barbers (winner of Best Live Act at Radio 2 Folk Awards) and a fairy tale like no other.

The Lock In, Friday 16 March, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle, 7.30pm, £15.50/£17.50 (£7.50 under 18s). tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk