A DOUBLE BILL OF COMEDIES BY KATE STAFFORD AND NICHOLAS COLLETT
A comedy drama set in a fictional Home Office, where the Minister and the Chief of Police grapple with the embarrassment of having rings run round them by a criminal gang. How to manage the press and huge public interest in the heist?
Who is responsible for the evident incompetence in the official investigation?
Each blames the other (and the officers doing the legwork) as it becomes clear that the coppers working on the case are being led by people almost uniquely lacking in the necessary skills or competencies.
The drama builds as the realisation dawns that there is more to this relationship than meets the eye, and personal revelations and recriminations start tumbling out, building to a startling climax.
RUNNING TIME: 45 mins
Fresh from a successful run on the Edinburgh Fringe, Gold! is a sharp new comedy with loads of cracking 80s music. It is about a middle-aged couple who find themselves in a very sticky situation. For four decades they have been hiding a secret behind their comfortable suburban lifestyle: a huge stash of gold bars, originating in an infamous heist.
Now their daughter wants an expensive instagram-worthy wedding, the gangsters who stole the gold have decided to come looking for it, and Dave and Julie are thrown into an impossible situation. How are they going to get rid of the gold and pay for their daughter’s wedding without being caught?
RUNNING TIME: 60 mins