Enjoy a hot chocolate whilst we take you inside York's chocolate factories to explore what it was like to work in York's biggest industry. From the production line to the boardroom, using new interviews this documentary play celebrates the hidden stories of York's chocolate past and present.
Staged within York Cocoa House, where the art of chocolate-making continues to thrive, this will be a special event - one not to miss.
Directed by Katie Posner. Edited by Tom Cantrell from material by Script Yorkshire members and theatre students at the University of York.
All tickets £7 (Including hot chocolate)
Tickets can be booked at York Cocoa House, on 01904 635 755 or by going to http://clockingin.eventbrite.co.uk/
Performances 25th-29th June. 7pm and 8.30pm shows each evening.
All audience members will need to meet at York Theatre Royal
Clocking In forms part of the wider Blood + Chocolate project which sees a Citywide adventure come to the streets of York 3rd-20th October, 2013.
A City wide adventure through the streets of York
3rd - 20th October 2013
Written by Mike Kenny.
A Co-production with Pilot Theatre, York Theatre Royal & Slung Low
Pilot Theatre and Slung Low, two of the UK's leading multi-platform Theatre Companies known for their live and digital work, come together alongside York Theatre Royal to tell a story about a York industry that has travelled the world.
The famous chocolate and confectionery industry in York has some of the biggest brands on the international stage. These range from Rowntree's Kit-Kat and Fruit Pastilles to the Terry's Chocolate Orange and Black Magic. The York factories and shops were at the forefront of the modern Chocolate industry as it became widely available in Europe with both Fry and Cadbury serving apprenticeships in the City before going about their future work.
This new production will use the City of York as its backdrop to tell a story inspired by the employers and workers of the Chocolate factories in York during the First World War, their sense of duty towards their beliefs, each other and their commitment to defending their homeland.
Each audience member will have a set of headphones allowing them to hear live and recorded dialogue, music and sounds to accompany the live action as part of this walking adventure.
Written by Olivier Award Winning writer Mike Kenny (The Railway Children, York Mystery Plays 2012) this production will include hundreds of cast members from the community using the City and its locations as never seen before.
This is an opportunity for the City to build upon the success of The York Mystery Plays 2012 project by offering another large scale production by the people of York.
If you would like to get involved in any area of this project then go to http://www.pilot-theatre.com/?IDNO=19&F=3 to sign up.
If you have any questions you can contact our Producer Liam Evans-Ford by emailing Liam@pilot-theatre.com