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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Preview: Mixtape at Sunderland Dun Cow



Mixtape bring their unique comedy quiz show to Sunderland

Presented by The Six Twenty
Mixtape: Mega Mix
Sunderland Dun Cow
As part of Sunderland Stages
Friday 10th February 2017
Friday 28th April 2017
Friday 30th June 2017

After sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and Live Theatre, infamous sketch troupe Mixtape bring their unique brand of comedy to The Dun Cow in Sunderland on Friday 10th February at 7.30pm.

Mixtape continues to alter the comedy circuit with their unusual bite-sized comedy inspired by music. Part sketch show and part music quiz, Mixtape is the perfect night out for music, comedy and pub quiz fans. 

Bring a team along and have the chance of winning one of the highly coveted Golden Mixtapes by guessing the songs, bands and artists that inspire each of the sketches. The rules? Only the lyrics from the song can be used to form the sketches’ script and the running time of the sketch can’t be longer than the track that inspired it.

The audience is encouraged to play along in teams to guess which songs and bands inspire the sketches. The team, or individual player, with the most correct answers will walk away with one of the highly coveted Golden Mixtape trophies. 

For their first show at The Dun Cow they’ll be presenting a Mega Mix of classic sketches from a variety of popular music genres including: The 80s, Boy Bands vs. Girl Bands, Solo Stars, Brit Pop and many more besides.

As Mixtape’s director, Melanie Rashbrooke explains: ‘We're really excited to bring Mixtape to The Dun Cow and to be part of Sunderland Stages, which champions innovative performance in treasured and unexpected places across Sunderland. We’ve got some exciting new tricks up our sleeve for the concept this year and we can't wait to see what Sunderland audiences make of it. Grab a team, grab a pint (or two) and see if you have what it takes to win a Golden Mixtape’. 

Mixtape is performed and written by some of the most exciting theatre makers in the North East. The Mixtapers for this show are NE performers James Barton, Steven Blackshaw, Lewis Jobson, Caroline Liversidge and Hannah Walker. The writers include the show’s director Melanie Rashbrooke, Lee Mattinson (The Season Ticket, Northern Stage), Nina Berry (The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes, Live Theatre) and Alison Carr (Iris, Live Theatre).

Mixtape will also be at The Dun Cow on Friday 28thApril with their 80s themed show and on Friday 30th June with their brand new 90s show.

On The Web:
The Mixtapers regularly upload comedy sound-bites, videos and images to their Twitter @ukmixtape and website www.mixtapetheatre.co.uk
Location: The Dun Cow, Sunderland 
Dates: Friday 10 February, Friday 28 April and Friday 30 June 
Duration: 1hr plus 20 minute interval 
Suitability: 14+ 
Tickets: £5 from http://www.artscentrewashington.co.uk/production-details.aspx?id=962




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