Shiny Pin Productions in association with Park Theatre present the London Premiere of

The Albatross 3rd & Main

Written and Directed by Simon David Eden

'A teasingly enigmatic tale of small-town American crime' ★★★★ The Stage

 

“Oh this is beautiful. I’m gonna remember this day. They gonna write colorful ballads about you Spider.”

The London Premiere of a gritty new black comedy about fraternity, feathers and Federal law. For some folks the American dream can be a bit of a nightmare!

Gene Lacy is down on his luck. He’s ducking creditors, huge gambling debts, and an ex-wife with very expensive tastes. So when Spider walks into his store with a golden lottery ticket in the shape of a rare and valuable dead bird, doing a black market deal with the nearby Native American reservation seems like a no-brainer.

Problem is, as his right hand man Lullaby points out, it’s a felony offence to even be in possession of the bird, and the road to turning the windfall into a win for all is fraught with danger at every turn for this backwater band of desperados.

 

'A comic portrait of hapless criminality… hint of David Mamet about the competing rivalries… tantalising whiff of absurdism. Fine performances' Metro

'Fast-paced and entertaining with echoes of Harold Pinter, David Mamet, and Sam Shepard... Outstanding performances' ★★★★ West End Wilma

'The production is... slick and the performances are accomplished.' Exeunt

'A great balance of drama, tension and comedy' LoveLondonLoveCulture

'Eden designs and directs his own play with pleasing simplicity' The Guardian

'... gives us lots to listen to and laugh at ...The story plays out like some American Gothic injected with a dose of very literate city humour and dialogue on speed' British Theatre Guide

'Hamish Clark does an excellent job as the anger-prone Gene … and Charlie Allen’s Spider blends comic swagger with a darkly arrogant edge very well. Andrew St Clair-James’s Lullaby is a gentle giant' The Upcoming

'Simon David Eden has devised an excellent conceit' A Younger Theatre

'Charlie Allen as Spider is also one to watch' View from the Cheap Seat

'Razor sharp and wickedly funny' Treat Williams

'Highly recommended. Reminded of the best of Galton & Simpson and Kurt Vonnegut. A play full of sweet, poisonous one liners… loaded with wit, wisdom and the courage to examine some important themes' Fringe Review, Brighton