The Lock In
‘Folk Fairy Tale’
Featuring The Demon Barbers
***** The List (Edinburgh Fringe)
**** The Telegraph
**** The Independent
Fresh from their sell out performances of The Lock In ‘Christmas Carol’ the Breaking Tradition dance company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new version of their critically acclaimed Folk & Hip Hop dance show, suitable for all the family!
With live music from The Demon Barbers (Winners of ‘Best Live Act’ @ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards) they bring some of the UK’s oldest forms of dance bang up to date with some of the youngest, in a high energy celebration of dance culture.
Combining elements from Grimms’ classic fairy tales with a funked up musical score and colourful new choreography, along with audience favourites such as ‘Hip Hop Morris‘ & ‘Pool Cue Longsword‘, The Lock In ‘Folk Fairy Tale’ promises to be one of the most exciting dance theatre events of the year!
A group of hip hop dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub but local rumour has it that this tumble-down inn is frequented by ‘other worldly’ characters and as the regulars arrive, a clash of cultures soon turns into a dance floor stand-off.
While fusion loving landlady, Grandma, is nowhere to be seen the pub is being run by the stubborn, and mysteriously lupine, Jasmine, who’s determined to stamp out the fun and keep things strictly traditional.
There is hope though, in the form of a mystical woodcutter who may just have some tricks up his checkered sleeve. Can the woodcutter succeed? Will the regulars get the party started? Will we ever know what happened to Grandma?
Grab a drink with the regulars of Ye Olde fighting Cocks to find out!
Folk & Hip Hop unite to stunning effect 4 Stars
The Lock In is infectious and gets under your skin to the extent you stop analysing and start just enjoying. Certainly the best night out in town 5 stars