KEPOW! Theatre and Veritas Theatre in association with Park Theatre present
Beneath The Blue Rinse
Cast includes Marlene Sidaway (Coronation Street), Ian Redford (Coronation Street), Kevin Tomlinson (Spiral, Park90).
Quentin Tarantino meets Last of the Summer Wine in this wickedly funny, high octane comedy about growing old passionately and disgracefully.
When unscrupulous, over-confident salesman Simon Sudgebury comes knocking on the door of the seemingly timid Flora Parkin, hoping to scare her into buying an expensive alarm system, little does he realise what he is about to let himself in for. Feisty, charismatic 75 year old Flora and her gentle 72 year old ‘toy boy’ lover George are not what they first appear!
Produced by comedy-based theatre company KEPOW! Beneath The Blue Rinse explodes stereotypes associated with 'senior citizens' and questions how society views and treats the elderly.
KEPOW! Theatre have been producing high quality comedy theatre shows for over 20 years, with many of their shows receiving 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival, before going on to tour the UK and abroad (Seven Ages, On the Edge! and Crazy Little Thing Called Love!)
Tom Glover was selected as one of three winners of the 2018 BAFTA/Rocliffe New Writing Showcase Competition. Preceding this, he has been a winner and runner up in two BBC writing competitions, with a number of projects optioned and one commissioned. An earlier version of Beneath the Blue Rinse was co-produced by KEPOW! (www.kepowtheatre.co.uk) and Living the Drama (www.livingthedrama.co.uk) in Oxford, in June 2018.
Second short play included in your ticket price: The Answer
Beneath The Blue Rinse will be followed by The Answer, a comic one act play (25 minutes in length) which explores how a couple in the 1970s find an answerphone transforms their life in unintended ways. The Answer will star Kevin Tomlinson and Abigail Hood who both appeared in Spiral in Park90 last year. Remember to come back after the interval in between the two shows to watch the second piece!
"Hilarious, thought-provoking and entertaining... this is not only a great piece of theatre, but also a wake up call" ★★★★★ The Ocelot
"Brillantly acted...evokes emotions right from the get-go" Love London Love Culture (Spiral, Park 90)
"Packed houses and audience adored...genuine popular theatre, this will definitely sell out" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (Seven Ages, KEPOW! Theatre, Edinburgh Festival)
"Classy, thought-provoking and executed with panache. The cast is utterly exceptional".
LondonTheatre1 (Spiral, Park90)