2 Jun 2021 - 12 Jun 2021
White Bear Theatre Presents
Take Off Your Cornflakes
by Rose Henderson & Pat Nolan, adapted by Mark Lockyer
by Rose Henderson & Pat Nolan
adapted by Mark Lockyer
directed by Michael Kingsbury
designed by Geraldine Williams
Tom loves a laugh!
But it’s no joke when he can’t even remember where he’s parked the car...let alone where he's left the biscuits.
Fortunately, his loving wife Trish comes to the rescue...again!
But when Tom is diagnosed with early on-set dementia at only 53, life changes dramatically for them both as they navigate the unpredictable years they have left together. Searingly funny without a hint of self-pity, this visceral play about a subject that touches us all smashes through the boundaries of what it means to care and how we truly love…
Mark Lockyer’s moving adaptation of this absurdly normal story, poignantly asks us how do we keep dancing when the music between us starts to fade?
Having played to sell-out audiences across Ireland in 2019 this critically acclaimed play receives its UK premiere this summer at the White Bear theatre, London from weds 2nd- 12th June 2021.
“One of the most sensitive, heartfelt and uplifting shows of the festival”.
THE ARTS REVIEW.
“This is an acutely observed piece that comes from lived experience. It has an authentic dignity which affirms that love and good humour can coexist with heartbreak. Brilliant…”
FIONA CHARLTON. IRISH SUNDAY TIMES.
“ The play skilfully keeps the loving relationship central to everything. It’s very moving”.
Michael Moffat **** 4 stars and SHOW OF THE WEEK. IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY.
“ This play provides a stirring representation of life in later years. A human story and it’s excellent. Go see”.
“ This show-in- a-bag has it all. Played to perfection”.
EMER O'KELLY. IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT.
MARK LOCKYER/adaptation/performer. His career spans over three decades and includes leading roles at the National theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Vic, The Young Vic, and The Royal court. Notable roles include Iago in ‘Othello’ for the EET, Subtle in ‘The Alchemist’ for the RSC, and has just finished playing The Devil in a film of Stravinsky’s ‘The Soldiers Tale’ with The Halle Orchestra, Manchester conducted by Sir Mark Elder. His hit show “Living with The Lights On” sold out at The Young Vic, and along with his second play “Keep on Walking Federico” both shows have toured the UK twice, as well as sell-out runs in Helsinki, Barcelona, and Madrid. This adaptation of “Take off your Cornflakes” continues Mark’s blossoming career as writer and performer.
“Mark Lockyer is an intense, magnetic presence whose performance holds the whole evening together. Shower him with Gold!”
NATASHA TRIPNEY. THE STAGE.
“Mark Lockyer is a tour de force.”
DOMONIC CAVENDISH. IRISH DAILY TELEGRAPH.
“An actor who contains multitudes. Lockyer beautifully conveys the sheer momentum of a life with the brakes all but broken. An engaging and energetic raconteur.”
MATT TRUEMAN. WHATSONSTAGE.
“Mark is one of the most compelling, extraordinary, and fearless artists I’ve had the pleasure to work with. This show is a remarkable Tour de force.”
RUFUS NORRIS. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, THE NATIONAL THEATRE.
Rufus Norris, Artistic Director of the National Theatre
£16 Full Price
Mon - Sat 7pm
Sat mattinee 2pm
Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under-16s.