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Black Comedy

Dancing With Auntie by Bill Cronshaw

(3m, 4f)apx 60-70 mins
When teenager Barry invites his new girlfriend to the family Christmas party, she has a catalytic effect on the rest of the household, bringing to the fore a secret that has been hidden for many years. Barry's father has some explaining to do to his niece and his son in an attempt to atone for his actions. A beautifully crafted, wickedly humorous play. (Two Act split possible).

The Golden F**king Years by Adrian McLoughlin

(1m, 2f)apx 85 mins
Helen and Gordon are married, bored expats in retirement on the Mediterranean. Is this their golden years? Sexy younger Cath arrives and finds herself amidst their lives in unexpected ways. Helen and Gordon follow through with their interest in Cath but it upsets their perceptions about themselves and their age - and nearly causes a death. Two of them go onto new lives we know not where. The third - well there's always gin and tonic on the balcony.

Twinkle by Philip Meeks

(1m) apx 90 mins Nominated - 'The Stage' Award (Best Solo Show) : 2006
A one man show telling the story of Harold Thropp, an ageing panto dame who is upset and annoyed with the way his beloved panto has become trivialised. The loss of his life partner, Eric causes him to re-think both his future, and that of Jez Buckham, the celebrity star of this year's, and last year's, dumbed down panto. (“Meeks has whiplash wit”; Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)

Two Sisters by Caroline Harding

(2f) 60 min version Nominated - Manchester Evening News Award (Best Play) : 2006
Dark secrets hidden in the grey mists of time are reluctantly revealed in this excellent black comedy, set in a small village in 1880's Russia. On the bizarre discovery of an empty coffin in Anya's lodgings, she and her sister Sonia, who are both now in their 40s, are goaded into recollecting some things they'd rather forget from their earlier years.