IF YOU’VE been glued to the TV for the last two weeks watching the Olympics there’s an event in Dewsbury on Sunday which might just appeal.
Chol Theatre, based at Huddersfield’s Lawrence Batley Theatre, will be in Dewsbury to present a new piece of street theatre, Not For All The Tea In China.
People in China and this country share an abiding love of tea drinking.
So Chol are inviting people to attend their stylish Edwardian tea party, to drink tea, eat cakes and to relish the show’s potted history of a class act.
The performance is directed by Andrew Loretto, (pictured) and designed by Moira Benoit. It features regular Chol actors Gerald Fox, Anne Larkin and Jag Sanghera, with tea service provided by new young company members Lateisha Lovelace-Hanson, Peter Gordon and Rebecca Legg.
Leading up to this project Chol and Sheffield Hallam's Centre for Sport and Exercise Science worked in Dewsbury secondary schools investigating the use of technology in sport and, through drama, discussed young people’s hopes for 2012, when the Olympics come to London.
To read the results of the drama workshops look out for some special fortune cookies which will be handed out during Chol’s performance on the day!
Sittings, suitable for tea lovers of all ages, take place at 1.30pm, 2pm, 3pm and 3.30pm in the shopping area just across from the Town Hall.
Other activities at a Kirklees Council-run Beijing to Dewsbury event include Chinese musicians and lion dancers and sports arenas with a range of Olympic sports for people to have a go and try out - including static cycling, athletics, boxing and archery.
The climax of the day will be the raising of a specially commissioned Olympic flag on the Town Hall, an event which will be replicated all around the country to signify the countdown has started to the London Olympics!