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We’re really excited to be teaming up with the team at the Bureau of Silly Ideas to bring you a brand new show Chappal.

As part of the Mela Partnership programme we will be bringing the show to Tunbridge Wells Mela on Sunday 1st July and Sandwell & Birmingham Mela on Saturday 14th July.

Join us for some madcap fun and mayhem as Inspector Daal and Sergeant Sole investigate the mystery of Aunt-ji’s missing antique Sandal.

 

Fresh Air

Nutkhut is committed to collecting data in order to understand our audiences better and to invite new audiences to enage with our work – during the summer of 2016, whilst we are out in the fresh air, presenting our work across the country, catch one of our team, fill in a short survey and be in with a chance to win a brand new iPad Air!

At Nutkhut we love it when old meets new – so when Mike Mclean pitched to us to shoot our recent production ‘Dr Blighty’ with his 100 year old Kodak No2 Camera, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to shoot our contemporary production. We caught up with Mike to find out more about the project…

“This project idea came when I saw a friend, Finn Hopkin, post images from the first evenings show on social media. After reading the Brighton Festival programme information and doing some further research, I decided it would be an interesting and challenging project to take photographs with a film camera that was made from the same era, circa 1918.

The Kodak No2 Folding Autographic Brownie is a beautifully made iconic Kodak folding type camera that only has two settings, aperture and shutter speed. But then again, what more do you need? Kodak made millions of these and similar cameras in the pre and post war period.

I first went down on the Friday evening and was introduced to Ajay by the official event photographer, Alex Bamford. Working at night with a folding camera with a very dim mirror viewfinder is tricky as you cannot compose the image at all, it’s just lining up the camera with a fingers crossed strategy.”

Lara Honnor

Lara trained at Birmingham School of Acting.

Having trained at the Birmingham School of Acting – Lara performed across the UK, whilst also being a leading figure in the fight against breast cancer.

This year she was proud to be in Nutkhut’s immersive production ‘Dr Blighty’ at the Brighton Festival to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and the 74,000 Indian Soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom of this country. Lara played one of the Brighton Lasses, a role close to her heart being a local lass herself. This was a theatre experience of a lifetime working with such a wonderful eclectic team and an incredibly humbling experience honouring those brave souls.

Lara is currently working on her first one-woman show based on a blog she wrote called ‘Get Your Tits Out!’ of her experience of the many highs and a few lows of having breast cancer back in 2014.

Lara’s favourite things are her Jack Russell terrier Edward and the word Spandex.

Her ultimate room 101 has to be those dangly fake plastic topiary balls people hang outside their front doors. “I mean… Why?!”