One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area… The 45-minute musical trolley-dash is a one-man show written and
One man, a piano and an unexpected item in the bagging area…
The 45-minute musical trolley-dash is a one-man show written and performed by Steve Clarke. It explores a typical journey through the supermarket and introduces the audience to the full range of customers and staff, while also educating them about some of the characteristics of romantic opera.
The musical shopping trip highlights all of the difficult choices that shoppers face, beginning with the ‘basket or trolley’ dilemma and ending with the heart-wrenching decision you face when you need to donate the blue token to one of three very deserving charities.
Steve Clarke is a Somerset-based writer, composer, performer and teacher. Tesco: The Opera! is his first solo show and was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. Clarke’s previous Fringe credits include songwriter and producer for the successful ‘Cluedo’ musical.
Clarke explains: ‘I enjoy observing characters in supermarkets and seeing how different people approach things. The inspiration for a lot of this show simply came from watching people doing their shopping. As soon as I notice something quirky or get an idea for a song I’ll get my phone out and start recording it. This has led to some strange looks from the checkout staff.’
Tickets £5 in advance, or available on the door (space permitting)
(Saturday) 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
13 Bell Street Shaftesbury SP7 8AR