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BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE
by Tom Glover
 
 

Brilliant new writing by Tom Glover, Beneath the Blue Rinse exposes how society views and treats the elderly, exploding stereotypes and questioning the practises of our so-called ‘care system’.  It’s an outrageous comedy, deftly directed by Kevin Tomlinson, winner of
the Rose Bruford Trust Directors’ Award and founder of Kepow! - a leading comedy theatre company.


When an unscrupulous salesman, Simon Sudgebury, enters sweet but gullible Flora Parkin’s house, he’s convinced he can worry her into buying an unnecessary security alarm system.  Little does he realise he’s been lured into a trap, for she and her partner George, code name Phoenix Thunder, are founder members of OPAL - The Older People’s Armed League.  Simon starts to learn what it is like to be vulnerable, exploited, ignored and subject to the care of others… who may not care at all. There’s bad language, violence and sexual themes - mainly from Flora. This is comedy with a vicious bite.  


Think Tarantino meets Last of the Summer Wine.

 
 

ON TOUR


29 June   Abingdon Unicorn Theatre, OX14 3JB at 8pm - Bookings
30 June   Oxford Offbeat Festival, OX1 2AQ at 1pm - Box Office 01865 263990/Online
30 June   Eynsham Village Hall, OX29 4QW at 8pm - Bookings
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: £12-£10

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

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 CAST

 

Colette Kelly as FLORA PARKIN

Kevin Tomlinson as SIMON SUDGEBURY
Chris Bearne as GEORGE BILSTEAD