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With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England.
One night they open their doors and invite next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan into their home.
Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art; class and culture collide where the consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious.
From one of the most exciting playwrights to emerge since Alan Ayckbourn, Torben Betts, comes this ‘riotously funny’ production.
‘laugh out loud’ Evening Standard ★★★★
‘a refreshing, Ayckbourn-style comedy’ Daily Mail ★★★★
‘Highly entertaining’ The Times ★★★★
Show, reviews, cast and production details
The recession is biting hard and so Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England. They want to live, work and to raise their two young children in a friendly community, among what Emily terms ‘real people’, away from the cold anonymity of the city.
So these left leaning, well educated people have invited over two of their neighbours in an attempt to break the ice. Tonight Alan and Dawn are to be offered olives, anchovies and are to be introduced to Karl Marx and abstract art. As classes and outlooks collide, the scene is set for a meeting which will have consequences as hilarious as they are tragic.
What The Press Said:
‘Riotous fun… sit-com funny but then, unexpectedly, widens and deepens to become something much more real. It’s full of wit and bravado, fun and anger…catch it if you can‘ ★★★★ The Times
‘An incredible piece of theatre which is not only hilarious but also heart-warming and thought-provoking‘ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub
‘genuinely beautiful as well as sharply perceptive’ ★★★★ Libby Purves
‘Very well acted. Smartly directed’ British Theatre Guide
‘sharply observed bittersweet comedy… Simply superb’ ★★★★★ Stage Review
‘If you like Ayckbourn or Alan Bennett – you’ll love this.’ One Suffolk
‘an Abigail’s Party for the 21st century… Brilliant.’ East Anglian Daily Times
‘Tickets for this stunning new play are going fast, if you love theatre you’d be advised to snap up the remaining ones quickly.’ East Anglian Daily Times
‘A most compelling piece of theatre and so well performed’ Eastern Daily Press
‘Refreshing, original and above all, highly entertaining, this is a bold statement from an emerging writing talent, and another fine production from The Original Theatre Company to boot.’ Beautiful South Magazine
‘a gem of a production’ East Hampshire Online
‘such an enjoyable evening.’ ★★★★ Essential Surrey
What The Audience Said:
‘fantastic play… Hilarious and heart breaking by turns’
‘one of the very best plays I’ve seen recently!’
‘Comical, satirical and very current’
‘Thought-provoking, funny and clever play’
Graeme Brookes Alan
Elizabeth Boag Dawn
Alastair Whatley Oliver
Emily Bowker Emily
Directed by: Stephen Darcy
Original direction by: Chris Harper
Produced by: Tom Hackney
Set Designed by: Victoria Spearing
Associate Designer: Minglu Wang
Lighting by: Andy Purves
Sound by: Max Pappenhiem
Associate Sound Designer: Daniel Balfour
Costume Supervisor and Wardrobe Master: David Morgan
Company Stage Manager: Felix Dunning
Deputy Stage Manager: Sarah Jenkins
Tues 24 – Sat 28 January Royal & Derngate, Northampton
Tues 31 January – Sat 4 February Derby Theatre
Wed 8 – Fri 10 February Cast, Doncaster
Thurs 16 – Sat 18 February Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
Wed 22 – Sat 25 February Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Wed 1 – Sat 4 March Cambridge Arts Theatre
Tues 7 – Sat 11 March Palace Theatre, Southend
Wed 15 – Sat 18 March Harrogate Theatre
Tues 21 – Sat 25 March The Lichfield Garrick Theatre & Studio
Tues 28 – Thurs 30 March Theatre Royal Brighton
Tues 4 – Sat 5 April New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
Thurs 1 June – Sun 2 July 5959, Brits Off Broadway, New York
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