The Last Post
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Thu & Sat 1 & 7.30pm, Fri 1 & 6pm
The Last Post is a brand new first class performance, devised and delivered by Kilter Theatre. Set to an original harmony-drenched, melancholy-tinged live score and performed at extremely close quarters in the back of Mobile Sorting Office 451 – a lovingly converted bright red van crammed with retro-chic details from a much-traveled life, a thousand items of real mail and seating for just 17.
A redundant Post Master seeks solace in the bosom of an infamous Great Aunt but finds himself instead confronted by the irrepressible heiress of an international pen-palling agency, harbouring a horde of undeliverable parcels, including a mute musician playing the soundtrack to her life from a shelf stuffed with jiffy bags.
MSO 451 is a wizard’s horde, an anorak’s obssesion, saturated in authentic historical and peculiar letter writing accoutrements, a working pen-pal exchange board, a sherry decanter and a ping-pong set. Post-performances, audiences are invited to linger and probe to the gentle whir of a touring wind-turbine which sets off this latest chapter in Kilter’s pioneering approach to low-carbon theatre-making.
‘Few can compete with the model of sustainability offered by Kilter.’
THE NEW STATESMAN
‘[The Last Post is] inventive, funny, visually engaging, well-constructed, intimate, quirky yet accessible for all. Full or surprises and surprising characters.’
KATE CROSS, THE EGG, BATH