Going back to the days of travelling story-tellers, oddmanout aim to tour a small kebab van around the country as the platform for this show. It can ‘go in, around, or outside’, people can pull up a seat, have a beer and a kebab and watch the story unfold:
It’s 2am some are flying solo, some have hooked up, for some it started off as ladies night, and others, well, boys will be boys, pretty steaming, but all have one last stop to make before they take the long intrepid journey home concentrating on a) where they live and b) not to vom in the back of the cab, £10 charge. It’s ‘Chilli Sauce’, the man in the kebab van, where the kebabs are hot and the clientele ever hotter, well most of them, erm… maybe some of them. I’ll be honest the kebab are pretty good like, but it’s the constant stream of stories passing through George’s patch that make it the place to be on a Saturday night. It unknowingly brings together a community separated by today! An exploration of Modern-Britain through the people actually living it, Chilli Sauce looks at those turning against each other and asks what would happen if they joined together for a bigger cause!
So why not join us at George’s kebab van, take up your seat, grab a beer and watch the story unfold. With live music, lots of liquor, and stories many of us already know the answers to, see what happen both behind and in front of the counter and when the kebab unites a community.
As a company, oddmanout is focused on investing, listening, and engaging with the communities that it hopes to speak to as an audience and being based in the North East, oddmanout knows that it wants to hear the kebab van stories of towns like Stockton and Darlington. But the company is also interested in seeking out what solidarities might exist between the people of these northern towns, with their rich socialist traditions, and those of the southern suburbs in our country’s Conservative heartlands. And so the company will spend time at The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre in Bordon and the surrounding area in order to discover what a collaboration between these two places might look like.