Mr Gotalot to put on another show

April 24 2015

FOLLOWING sell-out shows over Easter weekend, Bishopston's favourite puppet shopkeeper – Mr Gotalot – will be reopening his doors once again.

FOLLOWING sell-out shows over Easter weekend, Bishopston's favourite puppet shopkeeper – Mr Gotalot – will be reopening his doors once again.

It was Monkey Trousers Theatre's first ever performance, and its “excellent feedback” has prompted the mums behind the company to put on another show at the end of May.

Set up by Bishopston locals Fran Lewis and Charlotte Whitten, performances are aimed at children, aged three to nine.

'Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop' tells the story of a shopkeeper that has everything and anything.

The puppet, handmade by Charlotte, works with shop assistant Sidney, played by Charlotte herself, to provide their customers with what they need before the conniving landlady Ms Barnet (Fran) arrives to collect the rent.

The pair plan to host three to four shows a year, with each 'series' featuring a guest customer.

But they are giving Bishopston folk another chance to see their latest performance 'Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop: The Pants of Power', which features Super Alan, who visits the shop to have his broken pants repaired so he can rescue a cat.

'Mr Gotalot's Gotalot Shop: The Snot Rocket' will be landing in Bishopston at the end of June.

All four of the previous shows, which took place over Easter weekend at the Kelvin Players Studio in Gloucester Road, were sell-outs.

Fran told Bishopston Voice: “We had a fantastic weekend and some excellent feedback. Everyone seemed to enjoy it.

“There are plenty of jokes, cheese, pants, songs, dancing, pants, kittens and more pants!”

There will be three performances taking place at the Kelvin Players Studio on May 24 at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Tickets are £7 each, aged three and above (babies on laps are free), or £25 for a family of four.

Each performance lasts around 45 minutes, with no interval.

Tickets are available through the Tobacco Factory Theatre box office tobaccofactorytheatres.com or by telephoning 0117 902 0344. For more information, visit: www.monkeytrouserstheatre.com.