It’s game on for Mugs’ Arrows at Stephen Joseph Theatre

Eddie Elks in Mugs'Arrows
Eddie Elks in Mugs’Arrows

Third Man Theatre’s tour of the surreal black comedy Mugs’ Arrows steps up to the oche at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre on March 26-27.

A pub. Somewhere in the hills. Two locals return to see off an old friend. Throw a few darts. Drown their sorrows. Try to make sense of it all. Just your average night down the boozer. Or not…

Mugs’ Arrows is a comedy set in very ordinary surroundings. It delves in to a world that is on the change, exploring the depths of the human psyche – love, loss, friendship and darts, leading to hilarious, strange and ultimately disturbing results.

The play premiered at the Bike Shed Theatre in Exeter before transferring to London’s Old Red Lion Theatre last year.

Previous Third Man Theatre productions have included Stalag Happy, which won a Spirit of the Fringe Award in 2009 and most recently Botallack O’Clock, a black comedy which was shortlisted for Time Out’s Best Fringe Show 2011 and transferred to New York as part of the Brits Off Broadway 2013 festival.

The cast features Eddie Elks whose television credits include Game of Thrones and Vikings.

He is joined by Patrick Molyneux who appeared in the BBC series Call The Midwife and played Dan McHerron in ITV’s Emmerdale, and Polly Hughes, seen in the national tour of Birdsong and in I.E.D at London’s Riverside Studios. The production is directed by Ken McClymont.

Watch the show’s original trailer:

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