Ross Millard and Cast are Putting The Band Back Together
Part riotous gig, part tender storytelling, Putting the Band Back Together by Unfolding Theatre and LittleMighty will be coming to the Nuffield Theatre on Wednesday 8th February, 8pm.
Inspired by theatre-maker and terminal pancreatic cancer sufferer Mark Lloyd’s wish to “put his old band back together”, this uplifting new performance looks at forgotten dreams and lost passions and asks why we stop playing and what makes us start again. The piece ponders the guitars propped up in bedrooms, the voices only now heard in the shower and drum-kits taking up too much garage space.
“The play is fantastic – funny, big-hearted, moving and truthful” – Alex Petridis, Guardian
Featuring Ross Millard of the indie-rock band The Futureheads, Putting the Band Back Together reveals the epic and long-lasting emotional relationships people have with music. The show will include a house band of local people, encouraging the public to dust off those instruments, pick them back up and play live alongside the performers.
Director Annie Rigby is an ex-accordionist who stopped playing music at 18: “We’re really excited to bring this welcoming, uplifting show to Lancaster. It celebrates everybody’s creativity, and encourages us all to make space for the things we love in life. We hope it inspires audiences to blow the dust off their own musical instruments / paintbrushes / dance shoes.”
To join the house band, residents can email [email protected] or call 01524 594160 to express your interest. The only commitment is to be available for the show on the evening of the 8th February.