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Pentabus Theatre Company presents: Milked

PUBLISHED: 10:05 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 10:05 16 February 2015

Adam Redmore, playing Paul (glasses) and Oliver Mott - playing Snowy,

Adam Redmore, playing Paul (glasses) and Oliver Mott - playing Snowy,

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The excellent UK touring company Pentabus is coming to Exeter’s Bike Shed Theatre.

The play that earned emerging playwright Simon Longman a Channel 4 bursary returns to stages up and down the country this spring as Pentabus tour this comic and moving depiction of rural unemployment. First staged in 2013, the show will receive its London premiere at Soho Theatre, while continuing to reach a diverse range of audiences at theatres across the UK.

Set in the heart of the countryside, the work tells the story of two men in their twenties; Paul, who can’t find a job, and Snowy, who can’t find himself. Inspired in part by the playwright’s own experience of growing up in the countryside, the story explores the realities of life and opportunity for those at the beginning of adulthood, and the pressures facing young people living in rural communities today.

Writer Simon Longman said “Milked is a play about growing up in the countryside. About not knowing what you’re meant to do despite doing everything that you’ve been told to do. That moment where a young person’s life seems to become directionless, the moment when everything becomes very real, very quickly. It’s a play that I wanted to write in response to unemployment and the pressure young people face to do something about it.”

Director Elizabeth Freestone said, “Simon’s writing is witty and humane, honest and playful. Milked is a terrific new play about what it’s really like for the 20-something generation who are trying to carve out a future in places outside of big shiny cities. Milked is urgent, relevant and very funny. Simon won a Channel 4 Bursary with this

play and has spent the year with as us our writer in residence. He’s a playwright who understands first-hand the realities of the countryside today and we’re proud to be touring his first play all over the country.”

10 – 14 Mar

The Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

62/3 Fore Street, Exeter, EX4 3AT

7.30pm, 2pm (matinee, Sat 14) | £5 (preview), £12, £8 (concs)

01392 434169 |


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