the black stuff.
Rubber - a miraculous substance! But until Charles Goodyear came along in the 1830s, it was sticky and useless. In a race against his rivals and battling incredible odds, Charles turned natural rubber into a product that revolutionised industries around the world – but his journey was far from easy. Through theatre, art, humour, and song, “The Black Stuff” tells the dark true tale of how a bankrupt button-maker became one of the most important inventors of all time – and the terrible price he and his family paid for it.
Saturday 28th July, daytime
Waterdale Shopping Centre, Doncaster. Free entry
A commissioned performance as part of DN Festival. We will be taking over an empty shop to create a pop-up theatre experience, complete with an exhibition including artwork inspired by the show and the fascinating historical and scientific details behind the story.