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CATHY CRABB DONATES PLAY TO SALFORD BLACK LION
 

Star date: 16th August 2012

THE BUBBLER BLACK LION FUNDRAISER

The Bubbler
Friday 17th August  7:30pm
The Black Lion
Entrance by donation

Following the break in at The Black Lion pub and arts venue last week, top playwright Cathy Crabb, with actors Neil Bell and Daniel Street Brown from Eat Theatre, have donated a performance of the riot inspired play The Bubbler as a fundraiser for one performance only. The play is well worth watching and entrance is by donation.

Full details here…


A week ago The Black Lion pub on Chapel Street was broken into and thieves nicked over £1000 worth of booze as well as Help For Heroes charity boxes and money due to artists selling their work at the venue (see previous Salford Star feature for details – click here).

After the break-in it wasn't worth claiming off the insurance as there was a £1000 access and the premiums would go up, so Future Artists who run the pub asked for help to make up the loss. And their plea was answered by top playwright, Cathy Crabb, who, together with actors Neil Bell and Daniel Street Brown from Eat Theatre, has donated a performance of The Bubbler tomorrow night, Friday 17th August at 7:30pm, with entrance by donation.

Premiered at The Kings Arms earlier this year, The Bubbler is a short play centred on Peter, the manager of Cash Generator (played by Neil Bell), who is an ex-bank worker now fallen from grace. He's loosely based on Satan from John Milton's Paradise Lost…and the famous Satan line `Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven', has been remodelled to `Better to be the manager of Cash Generator than serve on the counter at NatWest'…

"He's based on the fall of Satan and all this bitterness in him is really apt" Cathy told the Salford Star last April "He's so full of hatred and he's going on about scroats. He's really horrible but he's also enigmatic, which Satan was in the book. The play is actually quite funny and the message, if anything, is to get off the case of people who aren't asking for anything but kindness. They don't want your belongings or your tax, they're just living a different life to you."

The Black Lion is well more than a pub and has provided theatre space, a cinema, exhibition walls and other support for the creative community in Salford and beyond. Now it's payback time, hopefully just starting with The Bubbler…


The Bubbler
Friday 17th August  7:30pm
The Black Lion, Chapel Street, M35BZ
Entrance by donation which will go towards both re-stocking The Black Lion and the Help For Heroes boxes.

To book a donation ticket for The Bubbler  – click here

For further details of the play see previous Salford Star interview with Cathy Crabb - click here

And also see the play's website - http://thebubbler.co.uk/

Fabulous Dave wrote
at 5:54:01 AM on Friday, August 17, 2012
Full credit to Cathy Crabb for such a generous act. Very well done . Best wishes to the Black Lion . Hope you soon have this behind you . The Blackfriars area is a great place for pubs , great atmosphere , and fine ales . The Eagle , or Lamp Oil , on Collier Street , facing the music studio , is another favorite . Excellent beer , great atmosphere , nice people . Well recommended .
 
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