Fitzrovia Radio Hour
Archive :: production:T0682854500, performance:S1355692927, venue:V69
Recreating the unique spirit of 1940's radio plays, and brilliantly evoking a dinner-jacketed age of casual imperialism and stiff upper lips, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour tours fresh from three critically-acclaimed London residencies and a sell-out Edinburgh Festival run. Performed with cut-glass theatricality blending homage and satire, Fitzrovia mixes the chauvinist-imperialist attitudes of 1940s Britain with sharp contemporary humour to produce a heady comic cocktail. Throughout the plays, sound effects are created live: a Bakelite hairdryer imitates a heating torch, a desk fan becomes an aeroplane, and multiple types of cabbage help to stage a fight scene. Rippingly good fun!