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The Historians (Hot Ice Theatre)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Chavs! Or so you might think, but these Halifax lasses refuse to be stereotyped. Chucker and Mucker shoplift sweets from Woolies and share them with – well, hurl them at – the audience, torment the snotty girl two doors down, and dance their faces off at nightclubs. Yet they’re self-aware enough to ponder their diverging lives from the perspective of Beacon Hill. A few more links would tighten the plot – the basis of Chucker’s nickname is hinted at, then dropped, and whatever happens to the snotty girl? Overall, between the surprisingly likeable main characters and the neighbours, relatives, and love interests they dramatise with gusto, this piece offers a moving account of Yorkshire emerging from the Thatcher period.

Underbelly, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 12.05pm (1.05pm), £7.50 – £10.00, fpp269.
tw rating 4/5