FROM THE LAWRENCE BATLEY THEATRE HUDDERSFIELD
Frisky & Mannish are back! After their 2019 critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe sell out show ‘Pop Lab’ (one of the Top 10 best reviewed shows at the Festival) they are ready to reveal their latest project: PopCorn, a brand-new cinema-themed musical comedy extravaganza celebrating great films!
From its sweeping soundtracks and iconic themes to its ludicrous tropes, the silver screen is fertile ground for this acclaimed pair of pop academics. They’ve rigorously examined the inner workings of truly great films, such as Mrs Doubtfire, Moulin Rouge, and Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride to name but a few. They’ve explored ideas that directors may not have considered (Scarface is, in fact, much snappier as a musical, FYI). So, this riotous double act are fully prepared to rip apart and redefine cinema as we know it.
Unlike their previous world premieres, however, PopCorn is a digital event. This is a new format for the duo, and, typically, they aren’t doing it quite like anyone else. Alongside the live-filmed pop music, F&M will share with the audience the story of how the show came to be made. As an action-packed, comedic romp through movie genres, obviously. In an exciting collaboration between the Lawrence Batley Theatre and Superla.tv, F&M will be realising their vision more fully than ever before – sketches, new characters, and visual effects
Part-movie, part-live show, part-parody, part-love letter to cinema – PopCorn is the digital realisation of everything audiences and critics have come to love about Frisky & Mannish. ‘Popcorn’ will be available to stream for ticket holders from 1 – 14 November 2021 and will be filmed at the Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield. Tickets can be booked at thelbt.org and those with tickets will have access to the stream can view as many times as they like for a 48-hour window.