"Beautifully, wonderfully prepared, with funny and adaptive performances from both entertainers... The Conker Group‘s Five Tins and a Matter of Time is an issue-driven performance which produces sophisticated questions about entertainment, what we need, and what we ask for." 


“The piece used a surprising and clever form to create a theatrical world with its audience. The combination of live light cabaret and the disenfranchisement of the elderly seem like odd but perfect bed partners.” 


Associate Director, The Royal Court




16-20 June 2015

The Yard, Hackney, NOW '15

Seiriol is an entertainer, has been for years. He knows what people want. Tom is an entertainer, has been for about a week. He doesn't really know anything. 


Armed with a piano, some biscuits, and a partnership teetering on the edge of collapse, this pair of misfits have made a bold decision. They'll give you, their audience, the residents of a nursing home, control of their act. Tell them what you'd like to see. They might just listen. 


The Conker Group bring their characteristic charm to an inventive new show exploring choice, security and what could lie in store for all of us.

Director Tara Robinson 

Performer / Deviser Seiriol Davies 

Performer / Deviser Barry McStay 

Sound Designer Edward Lewis 

Designer Eleanor Field 

Creative Input from Tom Penn 

Producer Will Bourdillon

Developed in collaboration with AgeUK East London and members of the local senior community, with support from Arts Council England, Farnham Maltings & The Yard​.​

© 2020 Tara Robinson | tararob@gmail.com