What's On: Stand and Deliver @ The Alma Tavern
Tobacco Tea Theatre present Stand and Deliver, a wild and witty fast-paced comedy that follows two highwaymen plan the heist of the century. Hilarious theatricality and Tarantino-like action explode in a witty satire that promises to be both silly and striking.
Robert Steel and his would-be apprentice Eve attempt to steal a precious taxidermied lobster, which is said to contain the key to a nefarious scheme of political corruption and scandal. Tobacco Tea have collaborated with director Peter Taylor, who has remarked how excited he is to work on a show that is "truly bizarre… Blackadder meets Tarantino” but most importantly was a “great opportunity to tease the boundaries between silliness contrasting with the acts of violence through believable characters”.
dark, fast-paced, witty action-comedy fusing theatricality and flair with Tarantino-inspired action. 1736. Two highwaymen plan the heist of the century. Tobacco Tea Theatre's new show is debuting in Bristol on 9th - 14th April at 8pm at the Alma Tavern. It follows incompetent highwayman Robert Steel and his would-be apprentice Eve as they attempt to steal a precious taxidermied lobster, which contains the key to a nefarious scheme of political corruption reaching to the upper echelons of the British government.
At its heart, Stand and Deliver is a show about casting off the roles which have been foisted upon us by our stations in life and learning to embrace our true selves. While satirising elitism and corruption, the play explores the ideas of criminality, the justification of violence and roles we cast ourselves in. The two down-and-out protagonists must wrestle with their resentment and disillusionment as they try to find the right way to defy those who have used and betrayed them. This is a call to arms for those who want to fight against their allotted path in life told with Christopher Cutting's trademark wit and a hearty dash of the ridiculous.
Will Robert and Eve's quest for revenge save Britain from the scheming of a corrupt political establishment? Who will survive the betrayal and carnage with their dignity intact? You'll be able to find out at The Alma Tavern this April - Stand and deliver - your money or your life!
Where The Alma Tavern
When 9th - 14th April
Written by Christopher Cutting
Directed by Peter Taylor
Later this year, the play will be travelling to The Rialto Theatre, 25th - 28th May for the Brighton Fringe.
This August also marks Tobacco Tea’s fifth year at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and they will be back at C Venues for the whole month.