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Get a Life!
Friday 8 November @ 7:30 pm
New Deer Public Hall
Friday 8 November 2019
John Sheddon and Finlay McLean (plus skeleton) perform a series of weird and wonderful sketches, so wacky and off-the-wall, they will boggle your mind! You’ll meet a variety of hilarious characters from the land of the living (and the dead). Judge the Judge, be starstruck by the Astronomer, eavesdrop on the Prime Minister and the President; witness two extraordinary interviews as Hamlet and Shylock return – to rewrite their stories! And even throw your undies at Wolf (the Heartthrob) Humperhoven!
Out of this kaleidoscope of theatre, social satire, politics and parody emerges a startling view of the crazy world we live in! Over the years, Splinters Productions have been presenting quality, thought-provoking shows, including ‘Lady Bracknell’s Confinement’ – “played to daunting perfection by John Shedden”; ‘Wendlebury Day’ – “Finlay McLean’s convincing and accomplished performance”; ‘Home to Neverland – A Window on J M Barrie’ – “a simply stunning production”; ‘The Matchmaker’ – “the most moving, the most hilarious and the most engaging piece of theatre I have seen in a long time!”.
Not the company proudly present the world premiere of this dynamic and highly original show by playwright and novelist David Henry Wilson whose plays have been produced at theatres all over Britain, such as The Theatre Royal, Stratford East, Hampstead, Sheffield Crucible and Leicester Haymarket.
“Shedden and McLean have the acting chops for satire and stage chemistry to go with it. A Scottish Bird and Fortune!” – theweereview.com
“Skillful writing proves the crudity and explicit comments in comedy are simply not required… observational in humour and suitable for an audience of all ages and tastes” – Edinburgh Southside.
“John Shedden and Finlay McLean, both armed with long careers in theatre and film, have an impressive grasp of accents and a twinkle in their eyes” – Young Perspective
“David Henry Wilson is a writer clearly striving for more than just cheap, easy laughs… a perfect little diamond nugget of drama” – Broadway Baby
“Both actors slip into various characters with ease, showcasing their chameleonic abilities” – Fairy Powered Productions
“A rollicking fun show… such pleasures are rare!”
“Witty, intriguing, thought-provoking and at times healthily unsettling!”
“The characters were splendid and I was fit to burst at times”
“The way the recurring themes wove through the sketches was very clever and the performances were brilliant”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the show…reminded me very much of Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor”
*(OAP, Full Time Education, Disability or Unemployment Benefit)
Tickets will be available at the following outlets four weeks before the event:
The Pharmacy, New Deer (01771 644217)
Food for Thought, New Deer (01771 644366)
Tickets also available on the door but booking advisable.