A Real Man's Guide to Sainthood

Disemboweling a national legend, Milk Presents invite you into a world of old-school gadgetry and bicycle power, to tell the story of a saint.

Follow George as he journeys from boy to man, to courageous warrior. Clawing at the walls of a sleepy English town, a beast threatens the norm. Townsfolk turn to drastic irreversible measures to preserve their way of life. Can the boyish hope of a nation save the day before he turns into a beast himself?

Pedal-powered brute force, elegant lyricism and punchy original music, this is a feisty retelling of England’s Patron Saint.

Manliness is dissected, heroism is slain and a legend is laid bare on a cadaver tray.

Milk teamed up with the award winning charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) for this production's national tour, and promoted information about male mental health and support at every performance. 

The show was supported by Camden People’s Theatre , The Point Eastleigh and Arts Council England.

 

Reviews

British Theatre Guide  StarStarStarStar                Three Weeks           StarStarStarStarStar
 
Fringe Guru                StarStarStarStarStar         A Younger Theatre   StarStarStarStar
 
 
The show toured in 2012-2013 to; 

The Point, Eastleigh , Camden People’s TheatreCreate TheatreSelby Town HallDerby TheatreBarnsley CivicGeorgian Theatre Royal, The Garage, NorwichColchester Arts Centre, Underbelly, Edinburgh

 

 

Press

"The whole madcap experience is much like being caught in the hyperactive mind of a child during the depths of a sugar-fuelled bout of adventurous imagination"

British Theatre Guide

"A brilliantly fun exploration of modern manhood"

The Scotsman

"A fantastic balancing act of visual wonder with a potent and relevant story"

Fringe Review

Creative Team

Director Lucy J Skilbeck

Designer Natasha Piper

Composer Lucy J Skilbeck

Musical Consultant Hannah Curtain

Creative Mentor Lu Kemp

Production Manager Adam Robertson

Producer Ruby Glaskin

2013 Cast 

 David Lewington

 Samuel Milsom

 Mark Newnam

 Adam Robertson

 Saskia Solomons

2012 Cast 

 Samuel Milsom

 Adam Robertson

 Saskia Solomons

 Tiff Wear

 Stuart Wilde