The Tat Man, who, from his home in the scrapyard, tells rag-and-tat tales of travelling folk and bloody births, blacksmiths, devils and magical horses, taking the audience on a journey from the world of folk-tale and myth, to the battlefields of the First World War.
This excellently performed, emotionally moving one man show began life with a short run in Walsall Museum in April 2014 and has been on tour ever since.
Written by David Calcutt, performed by Tony Barrett and directed by Regional Voice Theatre Company’s artistic director, Glen Buglass.
The Tat Man’s voice is the voice of The Black Country and the true stories he tells are from The Black Country. The play is set in his home in the scrapyard where he weaves his tales transporting the audience out of the theatre to places in his mind by means of tales and song. The plot leads inexorably into the real and terrifying landscape of the First World War. Here human dreams are shattered, and the Tat Man must find the pieces of his demolished dreams; dreams of his times, of his life. He must gather them and rebuild a life that makes sense, so to keep his sanity.
A must see!