Issue 6

Not just another drama

Yorkshire-based theatre company to tour a play about hostelling.

Curtain up! A new play about the history of youth hostelling is about to embark on a 75-date nationwide tour – but it’s no ordinary playhouse circuit. The 46-year-old Mikron Theatre Company is one of the most unusual of its kind in the country, travelling around the UK by narrowboat and performing everywhere from allotments to pub gardens. 

And given the subject matter of this newest production, it makes perfect sense that the company have worked a dozen different YHA venues into their 2017 tour. The play, titled Best Foot Forward, has been written by Maeve Larkin, who has BBC credits to her name. Audiences can expect a fun, pacey script, and a heroine in the form of Connie, a YHA warden “with a heart as big as her rucksack”.   

All performances at YHA venues are ‘pay what you will’. Visit mikron.org.uk for further details. 

See Best Foot Forward at these hostels: 

30 March YHA York

4 April YHA Liverpool

12 April YHA Castleton

11 May YHA Ambleside

13 May YHA Boggle Hole

14 May YHA Howarth

2 June YHA Coalport

23 June YHA Stratford-upon-Avon

28 June YHA Brighton

29 June YHA Bath

30 June YHA Eden Project

12 July YHA New Forest

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