The Dukes and Oldham Coliseum Theatre present
The Life and Times of Mitchell & Kenyon
Date & Time
Sat 19 Apr 2014 to Sat 10 May 2014
by Daragh Carville
Directed by Amy Leach
Original music by John Biddle
Designed by Barney George
Video Design by Imitating the Dog
Lighting Design: Andrew Crofts for Imitating the Dog
Blackburn, 1995. In a dusty old shop two workmen make a startling discovery when they unearth a treasure trove of film reels once thought lost to the ages.
Blackburn, 1897. Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon make their first factory-gate films and embark on a filmmaking partnership that will change their lives forever.
Daragh Carville’s brand new play celebrates the life and times of Lancashire icons Mitchell & Kenyon. Celebrate the spirit of the music hall in a show – no, an extravaganza! - full of songs, laughter and the original films themselves.
Spend an evening with these film-making pioneers who showed audiences their world as they had never seen it before and made cinema history along the way.
Director Amy Leach (Sabbat) and film projection specialists imitating the dog combine theatre and film to tell this unique tale of the birth of modern cinema.
With thanks to the BFI National Archive
Audio description Fri 2 May 7.30pm
BSL performance Fri 9 May 7.30pm
CLICK HERE to find out more about Mitchell & Kenyon in North Lancashire and Cumbria on our film screen.
CLICK HERE to find out more about our Charity Gala performance on Fri 25 April
Watch the films of Mitchell and Kenyon FREE OF CHARGE on the new BFI Player