Ruth Makepeace in BLT’s In The Bar production of Invincible, directed by Nikki Packham. (Photo: Dave Jones www.ashleighvideo.co.uk)
by Torben Betts
Directed by Nikki Packham
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 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 new 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.
Emily : Ruth Makepeace
Oliver : Patrick Neylan
Dawn : Freya Finnerty
Alan : Stevie Hughes
For further info. contact the director, Nikki Packham on 07752 210244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“If you liked Abigail’s Party, you’ll almost certainly relish Torben Betts’s astute new play… a vibrant combination of a play of ideas and a comedy of bad manners.”
– Kate Bassett, The Times
“Torben Betts is one of the most exciting theatre writing talents I have come across in many a year.” – Alan Ayckbourn