For two nights only the Church of Phil Recruitment team are travelling down the M4 to Cardiff to conduct two very special Recruitment Seminars in association with the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival. Open your minds and prepare to become one with Phil.
Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July
The Castle Emporium
Tickets are available here: cardifffringetheatrefestival.co.uk/whats-on/
Promotional video here: youtube.com/watch?v=My0tCh4Ck3U
Review of the seminar itself here: theswindonian.co.uk/swindon-fringe-special-the-church-of-phil-recruitment-seminar-fire-donkey-productions-the-bohemian-balcony-saturday-1st-april-2017/
Blurb and further fascinating information on the team behind the seminar here:
Fire Donkey Productions are back with their latest absurd interactive comedy theatre experience in the form of a “definitely fictional” cult initiation ceremony, which tackles human nature, religious icons, fake news and caravan holiday parks. All the hot topics. Join “one of the World's most progressive cultural and spiritual movements.” And everyone in attendance will receive their very own name sticker. Who could say no to that?
Following the successes of The Mystery Hour, the Fire Donkey team have returned with a show that The Swindonian described as having “an appealing grubby anarchy.” And this time, instead of looking for answers, they have the answers for you – in the form of the Church of Phil, led by Phil, a charismatic former child star of 90's pharmaceutical adverts who owns a caravan park. Polly and Liam are two of Phil's most loyal followers and will lead the audience through a series of slide show presentations, ritual dances, stories about the great man himself, puppetry, a human sacrifice, and a raffle. And who doesn't like a raffle?
Church of Phil is the third full production by Pembrokeshire-based Fire Donkey Productions,
which consists of Liam McKenna and Polly Preston, who have been creating genius works of comedy since the heady days of student radio in 2007. They have performed two full runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and toured the UK and somehow ended up performing their last show in Stockholm. And this promises to be their most ambitious project yet, attempting to poignantly satirise the corruption of power in religion through the medium of a psychotic puppet chimp, banana-induced hypnotherapy, and tap.
What audiences have previously said about Fire Donkey Productions:
“What the fringe used to be like.”
“The most absurd piece of theatre I've ever seen.”
And one woman simply wished us luck.