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Poppa'most on the fringe



Chorley-based Poppa'most Productions is bringing new comedy BABA to this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe Festival from tonight. See it at The Empty Space (48 Kansas Ave, Salford, to July 9).

The show is an expansion of the company's short play, Project Baba which the company decided to expand into an hour-long play after great feedback from audiences.

Set in the 1980s, BABA, is about a down-on-his-luck salesman, Tommy, trying to sell weapons-grade dolls designed to bring down teen pregnancies. But he must check his priorities when his long-lost teenage goth daughter walks into his life, or risk losing everything.

Add Tommy’s failing love-life, a corrupt statesman brother, a teenage niece and her boyfriend who have a point to prove, and the madness is set to let rip.

Poppa'most founder and writer-director Mike Cochran said: ”The feedback from the audience last year was too good to ignore, and Project Baba was such fun to work on that I couldn't wait to take it to the next level.”

Mike and co-founder Gina Ruffin trained under Jim Cartwright, their mission to bring paid opportunities to local actors and produce increasingly ambitious productions.

Gina said: ”It's really important for us to work and cast locally, so we are really excited to be taking part in the Manchester Fringe.”


More info and tickets here