Double Acts by John Finnemore, writer of Cabin Pressure and star of Miranda, was a series of radio comedies produced for BBC Radio 4. The first series of six episodes was broadcast in 2015. A second series was broadcast in 2017. Each episode features only two main speaking parts and is a self-contained play, although some are loosely connected.
Three episodes presented as one act plays will make up what promises to be a hilarious evening of comedy.
Enter the world of the company known as Willard & Son Bath Suppliers and the extraordinary people whose lives revolve around it. Six characters. Three stories. One hilarious show.
ACT 1 - WYSINNWYG
In the Sales Support Department of Willard & Son Bath Suppliers, Kerry meets an obstinate new boss, Adele, whom she must deal with in order to climb up the corporate ladder.
Adele – LOUISE PATON Kerry – SADIE WOOD
"In the game of office politics, what you see is not necessarily what you get..."
ACT 2 - RED HANDED
Joel comes home unexpectedly early from work to find an unusual visitor in the shape of Henry. An older gentleman dressed in a suit, Henry is charming, suave, intelligent, well-spoken...and he just happens to be burgling Joel' house.
Henry – IAN COLPITTS Joel – VINCE MATHEWS
“Keep your wits about you, put the kettle on, and prepare yourself…for Henry.”
ACT 3 - HOT DESK
At Willard & Son at precisely seven in the morning and seven in the evening, a receptionist and a security guard meet to swap ownership of a desk each day, which blossoms into an unusual relationship.
Security Guard – ANDY BOWDEN Receptionist – VICTORIA POLYDOROU
"A charming comedy of awkward romance, See you at seven!"
Directed by Harry Harding.
Each Act is 40 minutes long.
There will be two 10-minute intervals between Acts 1 and 2 and Acts 2 and 3.
Tickets are now on sale at £13 each.