Oh look, it’s 2016 Fringe First Award winners Sh!t Theatre with a new show. What is it this time? Oh, is it unemployment? Is there a crisis? Did the government do something wrong again?
Following their award-winning sell-out hit Letters to Windsor House – which was named one of Time Out London’s top ten theatre shows of the year – Sh!t Theatre present this bold Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show at the Old Market. Sh!t Theatre f*cking love Dolly Parton and this is the story of their trip to the first lady of country’s theme park.
This sharp and hilarious performance takes you on an adventure into the heartland of country music, Tennessee and beyond to explore real and plastic, mortality and immortality, original and clone. The inimitable duo head to Knoxville in search of Dollywood, built on the legendary performer’s childhood home, and while there they try to visit the original Body Farm, the forensic medical facility which researches human decomposition. One is plastic immortality, the other the inescapable reality of death.
Enlisting the expertise of the ‘Nigella of science’ genetic scientist Dr Kat Arney, Sh!t Theatre explore the enigma that is Dolly Parton and her namesake Dolly the sheep in this rollercoaster ride of a show complete with live music and sing-a-longs.
DollyWould is at The Old Market from the 22 – 25 May.