1 Oct 2012

October brings more Electric Dreams

After a successful run as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival 2012, Lass O'Gowrie Productions and Scytheplays are bringing Together in Electric Dreams back to Manchester's Lass O'Gowrie for nine performances throughout October, as part of both the Replay Expo retro-gamers convention and the Manchester Science Festival.  Sadly Naomi Sumner has had to leave the production due to scheduling conflicts, but her role will be taken over by the brilliant Fi Hudson.

This acclaimed comedy-drama tells the (nearly) true story of the momentous dinner date in 1986 between future Lord Alan Sugar and had-been king of the British computer scene, Sir Clive Sinclair, as the two business kingpins each try to secure the advantage while enjoying supper in a traditional Japanese restaurant. Funny and poignant, it's a revealing look at a little-known historical encounter, and a portrait of two apparently very different men who found themselves fighting over the same turf and changing millions of lives in the process.

Tickets can be booked via www.wegottickets.com (click here for a list of all the upcoming events at the Lass) or reserved by telephoning the Lass O'Gowrie on 0161 273 6932.  Tickets are £6 or £5 concessions.

A special matinee, additional to those shown on the poster above, has been planned to coincide with the Replay Expo at 12.30pm on Saturday 13th October.

The other performance dates are as follows:

Wednesday 10th October - 6pm and 8pm
Thursday 11th October - 6pm and 8pm
Monday 29th October - 6.30pm and 8.30pm
Wednesday 31st October (happy Halloween) - 6.30pm and 8.30pm

"Daniel Thackeray... gave an uncanny performance of stern, polite Sinclair, fighting ever so politely to keep his job, while Matthew O'Neill portrayed a charismatic Sugar, before his Sir Alan days. The dialogue was slick and quick... Altogether a lot of laughs and worth a trip down memory lane." - Elaine O'Flynn, Manchester Evening News

"A concept which could have been quite dry and boring has had a brilliant sense of fun and intrigue injected into it... the writing was strong and the two main performers were extremely engaging." - Tracey Lowe, www.thepublicreviews.com

Together in Electric Dreams is based on an idea by Gareth Kavanagh and written by Daniel Thackeray.  Photography by Mina Ahmed and poster design by Mat O'Neill.