THE LOCK IN ‘FOLK FAIRY TALE’
10/03/2018 - 7:30 pm| £18
Featuring The Demon Barbers
The List (Edinburgh Fringe)
Fresh from their sell out performances of The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’, the Breaking Tradition Dance Company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new version of their critically acclaimed folk and hip hop dance show ‘The Lock In!’
With live music from The Demon Barbers (Winners of ‘Best Live Act’ @ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards) they will be bringing some of the UK’s oldest forms of dance bang up to date with some of the youngest, in a high energy celebration of dance culture.
Combining elements from Grimms’ classic fairy tales with a funked up musical score and colourful new choreography, along with audience favourites such as ‘Hip Hop Morris‘ and ‘Pool Cue Longsword‘, The Lock In ‘Remixed’ promises to be one of the most exciting dance theatre events of 2017!
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.
Fusion loving landlady, Grandma, is nowhere to be seen. She’s left the pub in the hands of the mysterious and stubborn 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 checkered sleeve. Can the woodcutter succeed? Will the regulars get the party started? Will we ever know what happened to Grandma?
Grab a drink with the regulars of Ye Olde fighting Cocks to find out!
‘A full-on show of such blazing energy and joyous ingenuity you scarcely ponder on the apparent madness of trying to marry folk dance and hip hop’ 4 stars – The Independent
“The inspiration comes from Damien Barber, front man of the award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, who supply the floor-shaking live music that alone justifies the price of the ticket” 4 stars – The Independent
‘The Lock In is infectious and gets under your skin to the extent you stop analysing and start just enjoying. Certainly, the best night out in town’ 5 stars – WhatsOnStage.com
“Folk & Hip Hop unite to stunning effect” 4 Stars – The Independent
“Some shows demonstrate great skill and technique, some offer strong musicianship, and some create the kind of atmosphere and energy that leaves you high on life. The Lock In does all three” 5 stars – The List (Edinburgh Fringe)
” I’d rate ‘The Lock In’ high up in the top 10 of all the shows we’ve had in my 23 years at the Astrolabe Theatre Tent” Mick Andrew, Production Manager @ The Astrolabe, Glastonbury FestivalENDS
Tickets £18, Students £10, Children (under 16) £8
Doors Open 6pm
Interval 30 minutes; pre-performance supper, hamper or canape baskets available to pre-order, or bring your own picnic.