Lancaster duo get Inner State over Trafalgar Battle

Actors Andy Andrews and Christine Bissell who are performing their comedy play 'Battle of Trafalgar' at The Three Mariners.
Actors Andy Andrews and Christine Bissell who are performing their comedy play 'Battle of Trafalgar' at The Three Mariners.
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Inner State Theatre Company – AKA Lancaster’s Andy Andrews and Christine Bissell – are celebrating 21 years in business, and are going back to their roots to celebrate at the weekend.

One of their earliest performances was for the Lancaster Maritime Festival outside The Three Mariners pub on St George’s Quay.

It was pouring with rain at the time and the show had to stop at one point for a lorry to drive through from the old Pye’s warehouse.

Long John Silver was seen directing traffic before returning to Treasure Island.

Since that time Inner State has written many more maritime pieces as well as other shows, including full length ones with music, and performed all over the country.

Most recently they spent the summer at Scarborough Castle working for English Heritage, and The Royal Armouries in Leeds doing various pieces from their repertoire of Hysterical History.

To mark the anniversary of The Battle of Trafalgar on October 21 and their 21st birthday, Andy and Christine have decided to do a performance of their version of the famous battle in the bar of The Three Mariners’ pub, from 8pm on Sunday, October 27.

They said: “Audience participation and general mayhem guaranteed, in the usual chaotic Inner State style. “Serious history this is not...but you’d be surprised how much information is accurate and packed in amongst the jokes.”