New theatre space proves perfect for intimate story
NewÂ performance venue the Cellar TheatreÂ is playing host to improvisation performances and workshops this autumn.
Sheffield-based show Between UsÂ has been looking for a suitable fringe venue.
'We've taken'Between UsÂ to Birmingham, Brighton, Buxton and London this summer, and people have asked us repeatedly when we're coming home,' said actress Rachel EÂ Thorn. 'But we couldn't find quite the right venue that struck the balance between intimacy and production values. As soon as we saw The Cellar Theatre, we knew it would be a great space for our show.'
The Cellar Theatre is a newly-converted performance space at the back of DINA Venue on Cambridge Street. Inside are green velvet theatre seats rescued from Bristol Old Vic, a lighting rig and PAÂ and a bar.
'It has all the trappings of a theatre,' said performer Alex Keen, 'but with the intimacy that most improvised shows need, especially Between Us.'
Between UsÂ is described as aÂ bittersweet play about one couple's relationship, unusual on the improvisation scene because it'sÂ drama, notÂ comedy.
The pair also runÂ dramatic improvÂ workshops at the theatre.
Between Us is at theÂ Cellar Theatre onÂ October 18 andÂ November 15.
Book at www.cellartheatre.co.uk