LIVING THE DRAMA

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WHAT'S ON

 
 
BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE
 

Beneath the Blue Rinse by Tom Glover is an outrageous comedy exposing how society views the elderly.


When an unscrupulous salesman enters sweet but gullible, Flora Parkin’s house, little does he realise he’s been lured into a trap.  Simon starts to learn what it is like to be vulnerable, exploited, and subjected to the care of others…who may not care at all.  Think ‘Tarantino meets Last of the Summer Wine’.


Directed by Kevin Tomlinson


Age Range:  14+, strong language, violence and mild sexual scenes.  Parental guidance advised.

 
 
 

ON TOUR


29 June   Abingdon Unicorn Theatre, OX14 3JB at 8pm - Bookings or Cash payments only on the door.

30 June   Oxford Offbeat Festival, OX1 2AQ at 1pm - Box Office 01865 263990/
Online

30 June   Eynsham Village Hall, OX29 4QW at 8pm -
Bookings or Cash payments only on the door.

5 July       Old Fire Station, Oxford, OX1 2AQ at 7.30pm - Box Office 01865 263990/
Online

6-7 July  Cheltenham Everyman Studio, GL50 1HQ at 7.45pm - Box Office 01242 572573/
Online

Tickets: £10-£12

Age Range:  14+, strong language, violence and mild sexual scenes.  Parental guidance advised.

Please note that cash payments only on the door for Abingdon and Eynsham
 
 

BOOK TICKETS

 

29 June
Abingdon Unicorn Theatre at 8pm

Medieval Abbey Buildings
Checker Walk
Abingdon OX14 3JB

30 June
Oxford Offbeat Festival
at 1pm

Arts at the Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford OX1 2AQ

30 June
 Enysham Village Hall
at 8pm

46 Back Lane
Eynsham
Oxfordshire  OX29 4QW
 
 

5 July
Old Fire Station
at 7.30pm

Arts at the Old Fire Station
40 George Street
Oxford OX1 2AQ

6 July
Cheltenham Everyman
at 7.45pm

The Everyman Theatre

Regent Street

Cheltenham GL50 1HQ

7 July
Cheltenham Everyman
at 7.45pm

The Everyman Theatre

Regent Street

Cheltenham GL50 1HQ
 
 
 

THE PLAYWRIGHT

 
 
Tom Glover trained at Hull and Birmingham Universities.  His stage plays include Lights, Camera, Walkies (Gilded Balloon Edinburgh),  England Expects (The Curve /Kings Head), Wet Bread (Brighton Fringe/Kings Head) and his latest play Bin & Gone is about to tour.  

His award-winning short film Textual Relationship played the BFI and international festivals.

Tom was the winner the BBC TransComedy Award and had sitcoms optioned by the BBC.  He is currently preparing for the BAFTA/Rocliffe Showcase and has a sitcom in development with BigTalk.
 
 
 

THE CAST

 

Colette Kelly as FLORA PARKIN

Colette Kelly is a much loved Irish comedic actress and singer. Among her extensive stage credits are Ballroom,The Sister Wendy Musical, Guys & Dolls, Happy Days, Beauty Queen of Lenane, Rockaby and Endgame.

Chris Bearne as GEORGE BILSTEAD

Award winning Chris Bearne is a superb stage and film actor with numerous credits, most recently The Soldier with No Name, When Swallows Fly Low, and Major Barbara.  


Kevin Tomlinson as SIMON SUDGEBURY

Kevin Tomlinson is a highly experienced comic actor, who has performed at many of the UK’s leading repertory theatres (York Theatre Royal, Bath Theatre Royal, Scarborough Stephen Joseph).