haywire Theatre will bring Adam Barnard’s wonderfully morbid play, Buckets, to this year’s Buxton Fringe Festival, to be performed at the High Peak Bookstore & Cafe on the 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of July, doors opening at 7:30pm.
buckets is a story about why you shouldn’t go skydiving with your hamster. It is a story about video games. About how to pull off a successful mugging. About how to tell someone you love them, and how to make sure they say it back. But mostly, buckets is a show about the weight we have on one another's lives, and the world we leave behind once we’re gone.
Making their festival debut with Adam Barnard’s 2015 play, haywire will take audiences on a journey of loss, affection, laughter and absurdity through thirty-three intertwined scenes. Some connected, others stand alone, but all attempt to answer, in their own way, the thoroughly unanswerable question: what do you do with your time if you know your time is running out?
Building on the success of haywire’s digital season, which was described as “Powerful” and “Brilliant”, the amateur production (by arrangement with Nick Hern Books) will be an excitable dance through the highs and lows of everyday life, reminding audiences of the simple joy of connection and the weight we have each other’s lives.
Director: Liv Clarke
Producer/Designer: Lucy Haslingden
Cast: Lisa Jayne, Will Griffiths, Lucy Haslingden
All tickets available through the Buxton Opera House (https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/buckets) , £10 standard, £8 commission, as part of the 2021 Buxton Fringe Festival. For more details visit www.haywiretheatre.co.uk, or head to @haywiretheatre on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.