The Ashton Group’s Theatre Factory presents Mr Deans Marvellous Trip
It’s 1911 and all is not well in Barrow. There has been a worldwide slump in the price of steel and Hindpool Steel Works sheds 2000 jobs. Mr Dean, foundry man, decides it is time to leave and seek his fortune elsewhere.
MR DEAN’S MARVELLOUS TRIP began life based on the true story of a young man from Barrow who journeyed to New York to join a Wild West show on Coney Island, but grew into something far stranger.
THEATRE FACTORY YOUTH THEATRE have created a brand new show which is their own take on economic migration, on the origins of clowns, what the elephants did on their tea break and the heart break of a mind reader whose son wants to be an acrobat. Funny, poignant and sometimes downright daft.