Written by multi-award winning writer Mike Kenny and directed by Rosamunde Hutt, Bin Men is a story of music, movement, recycling, re-using, puppetry and fun for young children and their families.
Don and Sam are bin men with dreams. Sam is a realist, Don is a dreamer. Where Sam sees a broom and a cardboard box, Don sees a lance and armour! Together they want people to see what they have isn’t necessarily rubbish; it’s useful, probably recyclable and could even be another man’s treasure! They want to save the world and they want to have fun doing it! Bin men see everything we throw away – and we throw away so many things.
‘Did you mean to throw that away?’
‘I dropped it in my bin because I didn't want it. It's rubbish.’
‘I just think you might want to think again.’
With Don and Sam around we may just need to think again. They can find a use for anything. And they may change a few people’s minds as they do it…
Bin Men is an exciting new co-production between York Theatre Royal and nationally and internationally acclaimed ajtc. Mike Kenny is writer of the critically acclaimed York Theatre Royal production of E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children which has just completed a successful run at the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station London. The Railway Children has also scooped the Best Entertainment prize in the 35th Laurence Olivier Awards! Mike was also included in the Independent on Sunday's list of Top Ten Living UK Playwrights.
‘These are artists whose experience in engaging theatre-goers shines through.’ Carl Miller Associate Director (Literacy) Unicorn Theatre London
Tickets: £6 / Baby on lap (0-18months) £1
Suitable for ages 5+