Rising Damp writer pens EK Rep comedy
Theatre goers can expect some wry humour and good old fashioned laughs when East Kilbride Rep Theatre stage their latest play penned by TV’s Rising Damp writer Eric Chappell.
Haywire sees Alec Firth having an affair with his assistant Liz, and he has organised his domestic life so that they can go to Spain on holiday without making his wife Maggie, remotely suspicious. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty.
On the doorstep in a dizzyingly rapid succession are, Phoebe, Alec’s mother, who has discharged herself from her old people’s home.
Alec’s son, Jamie, with a broken ankle; and his daughter, heavily pregnant and not planning to marry the child’s father…. And then?
Well, get your ticket and go along and see what happens next.
In fact spoil yourself and get a season ticket for all five plays and the admittance into the EK Rep’s week-long annual Rep Fest of one act plays from all around Scotland in the middle of May before the final play in June.
The EK Rep is one of the busiest Rep theatre companies in Scotland and as a group, are able to keep admission prices low so that theatre is open to all.
Especially when you consider that if you go to London’s West End tickets can be as much as £202 for ‘The Book of Mormon’ or £128 for ‘Wicked’.
So go along to the EK Village Theatre and be part of the EK Rep’s new season of dramas and comedy to suit all tastes.
Haywire is written by Eric Chappell, directed by Dave Bennet and produced by East Kilbride Rep Theatre.
Eric Chappell took up full-time writing in 1973 after his first stage play, The Banana Box, was produced at the Apollo Theatre, London. The play later inspired the classic TV comedy Rising Damp which won a BAFTA for best situation comedy. Eric has written over 200 television comedy scripts and more than 20 stage plays which are performed worldwide, making him one of the top writers of comedy in Britain today.
Haywire runs at East Kilbride Village Theatre on Maxwell Drive, in the Village, from Wednesday, September 2 till Saturday, September. Curtain up at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £8/£6 for concessions. Season tickets are also available at a cost of £22.50. Ask the Box Office for details.
Call 01355 248669/261000.
Just for laughs The cast of Haywire in rehearsals