7th - 11th June 19:30
Pack a Punch Players
Misconnections 'A Trio of Short Plays'
A Sideways Look at Life's Little Quirks
Writer : Nicolas Ridley
Director : Sarah Lawrie
Cast : Stephen Omer, Dee Sadler, Fiona Tong and Michael Duran
Pack a Punch Players inaugural production Misconnections looks at some of life’s challenges through an eclectic mix of colourful characters. Written by Nicolas Ridley these wonderful dark comedies are three thought provoking little gems. With love as a central theme, deceit, revenge and mistrust are never far away even with a beloved cat called Titus involved.
This is a perfect evening of wit and escapism.
Bob is on ‘gardening leave’ but he’s anxious ‘to get back in the saddle’. Work is Bob’s life. What is life without a job? It has to be the right job, of course, which is why his meeting with Tom in a West End club is so desperately important. Can Tom point Bob in the right direction? Better still, does Tom have any openings in his operation? The problem is … Well, there are lots of problems. Mistaken identity, cross purposes, a surprising revelation and a terrible let-down, for which free theatre tickets – gold dust though they may be – isn’t a sufficient recompense.
In some ways Gina and Lois couldn’t be more different. In other ways they’re very much alike. Gina is a career woman whose company provides ‘high-level digital solutions to meet low-level logistical challenges’ although she may not be entirely sure what this means. Lois, on the other hand, works in a department whose function is to answer the telephone and listen to customers’ complaints, although the main complaint is that no one answers the telephone. Gina and Lois have been friends for years and years but it’s been months and months since they last had coffee together. The reason? The ‘misunderstanding’ over Bruno.
When, after 20 years of marriage, Rob leaves Jen for young Suzy, it’s all moderatelycivilised. There’s no quarrelling about rubber plants or ormolu candlesticks or suchlike. The problem is Titus, an indoor cat who seems to have gone walkabout. But then Rob and Jen’s old friend, Ian, brings Titus home, and all seems well. Or as well as it can be in the circumstances. They say that when one door closes, another door opens, but it isn’t always the case. When push comes to shove, the door may swing wide open or it may remain tightly shut. Finally everything depends on Titus.
Nicolas Ridley has lived and worked in Tokyo, Casablanca, Barcelona, Hong Kong & Paris and now lives in Bath and London where he writes fiction, non-fiction, scripts and stage plays under different names. His plays have been performed by professional and non-professional companies in theatres and at drama festivals in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isles of Scilly, the Republic of Ireland, Belgium, Australia and the USA. Godfrey’s Ghost, his biographical memoir, is published by Mozilla Life. A prize-winner and three times a Pushcart Prize nominee, his short stories, non-fiction and flash fiction pieces have appeared in a range of anthologies, magazines and literary journals in the UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA.
£16 Full Price
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