Waiting For God

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Touring the UK from April to July 2017

 

A comedy by Michael Aitkens
Starring Jeffrey Holland and Nichola McAuliffe
Directed by David Grindley
Designed by Jonathan Fensom
Lighting by Jason Taylor
Sound by Fergus O’Hare
Casting by Stephen Moore CDG

Jeffrey Holland (Hi-de-Hi, You Rang M’Lord) and Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit, Victoria) star in this premiere stage production of the BAFTA Best Comedy Series nominated Waiting For God, which delighted TV audiences across several BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom’s creator Michael Aitkens, whose other credits include Midsomer Murders, and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley (Journey’s End, Sideways). The cast of nine, led by Holland and Olivier Award winner McAuliffe, also includes double Fringe First Award winner and original One Man, Two Guv’nors cast member David Benson.

All the favourite characters from the original series are reimagined for 2017, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the silver surfer. At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.

Waiting for God proved less a bittersweet elegy of old age decline than an affirmation of the adage that while there’s life, there’s hope.” BFI

“Holland is spellbinding and magically, timelessly funny.” The Stage

“Nichola McAuliffe’s timing and delivery are impeccable.” The Guardian

20 – 22 April Broadway Theatre, Letchworth
25 – 29 April Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne
02 – 06 May Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
08 – 13 May New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
22 – 27 May Theatre Royal, Bath
30 May – 03 June Festival Theatre, Malvern
05 – 10 June Lighthouse, Poole
12 – 17 June Theatre Royal, Windsor
20 – 24 June Grand Theatre, Blackpool
27 June – 01 July Playhouse, Oxford
03 – 08 July The Lowry, Salford Quays