Following performances at Manchester’s Royal Exchange and Z-Arts last year, Andy Smith’s The Preston Bill returns to Manchester this evening.
Andy’s simple, yet highly poignant, storytelling will be hosted by the Martin Harris Centre at Manchester University for one night only. Having seen the play in Newcastle I found that the power behind the stripped back performance is truly a testament to Smith’s command of language and poetry. With only a chair and a small ukulele he creates familiar scenes of domesticity, everyday triumphs and tragedy that move, excite and enrage. It is a story of Bill from Preston, a story of the North and ultimately, a story of the human experience.
The Preston Bill will also be at The Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter from 16-19 November before moving on to the Old Fire Station in Carlise for one night on 30 November.
Review written by Caroline Simonsen, Fuel’s new producing intern.