Spring Season At The Mill
We caught up with The Mill’s Artistic Director, Georgia Geary ahead of the launch of the latest season to find out what’s in store in the New Year.
What are you most excited about in the new season?
Dance is becoming something of a specialism for the Mill, and there are two companies that I’m particularly looking forward to bringing to Banbury. Body Politic will explore father & son relationships combining hip-hop with poetry to take a look at mental health issues in Father Figurine. It’s also great to have Yorke Dance Project back at the Mill, and we are thrilled that guest dancer Romany Pajdak is on release from the Royal Ballet to perform as a guest artist in their triple bill – Twenty Years.
What would you recommend for someone to try who’s not a regular ‘theatre-goer’?
Something completely different like Thrown; it’s ultimately about growing up and losing one’s childhood – but presented in a truly unique and thought-provoking way using wireless headphones and soundscapes. Or then there’s Super Happy Story – a hilarious cabaret musical quite simply about how it’s OK to not be OK.
What might people be surprised to see in the programme?
We’ve recently re-introduced film, and been getting some great feedback to boot from our audiences. Thanks to a grant from the Independent Cinema Office, we’re focusing on independent titles as well as much-loved classics and our film club offers the opportunity to discuss ideas for future screenings.
How would you sum up the season?
It sounds a little clichéd, but we do actually aim for something for everyone. There’s great music from Paul Young and Los Pacaminos and comedy from the likes of Steve Bugeja and Vikki Stone and not forgetting families with Tom Thumb and the inimitable Tweedy.
For all tickets and enquiries visit the Box Office at The Mill in person, by telephone on 01295 279002 or online at www.themillartscentre.co.uk
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