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22nd -25th March 2023
Show Starts at 7.30 pm
Tickets
£12 on Weds
£15 on Thurs - Sat


 

 

FOUR FREAKS FROM IOWA

By Stuart Mitchell-Smith

Based on a true story.

"Bravery Is It's Own Reward"

In 1893, four sisters from a farm in Iowa embarked on a journey that would lead to them becoming the highest paid act in Vaudeville history. They were The Cherry Sisters and their show, “Something Good, Something Sad”, toured across the United States.

 

The New York Times described the sisters as, “Four freaks from Iowa”. Their managers and theatre owners would sell the act as “The Worst Act In the world” and encourage audiences to throw vegetables, overshoes, and all manners of objects at the sisters as they performed. It was not unusual for audiences to be so incensed that they would  riot!

The Sisters found notoriety in the press and their battles with the press culminated in a case that set  legal precedent

 

This tragic fourth wall breaking comedy, that spans a 50 year period is  laden with vaudeville jokes and song and  examines the Cherry Sister phenomenon of the early 20th Century and asks if the act was really as bad as reports say, or were there more sinister forces out to get the sisters.

For Four Freaking Nights Only!

22nd -25th March 2023

Show Starts at 7.30 pm

Tickets£12 on Weds

£15 on Thurs - Sat