The Overcoat (Saturday 29th July / 5pm)
BIRMINGHAM FEST 2017
Enact Academy present ‘The Overcoat’
A party for a coat? … Only in Russia!
Akakievich Bashmachkin, an unremarkable and indeed pathetic middle-aged titular councillor and copying clerk serving in an unnamed department of the Russia. His life is thrown into disarray, however, when he finds that he must buy a new overcoat, a great expense for which he is unprepared. Though he is initially upset by the need for the new overcoat, he soon finds in the quest to save up for and design the new overcoat a higher purpose. The day he receives the coat is the happiest day of his life. However, a turn of events leads to strange party, the sudden loss of his coat, and shortly thereafter, of his own life. After his death, Akaky returns as a ghost to haunt St. Petersburg for a time, stealing coats, and in particular the coat of man who refused to help him.
This is a new piece of youth theatre produced by Enact Academy Tamworth, adapted from Nikoli Gogol’s classic by Olivia-Joy Shepherd.
For more details visit: www.EnactAcademy.co.uk
Date: Saturday 29th July
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