By Keith Akushie

    23:00, Wed 10th – Sat 13th March 2010 at ADC Theatre
    Lent Week 8

    Footlights Harry Porter Prize Winner 2010: ‘Hostage’ by Keith Akushie Judged by Jesse Armstrong, the BAFTA-Television Award winning, Oscar nominated co-writer of PEEP SHOW, THE THICK OF IT and IN THE LOOP Making small talk can be hard enough; it’s even worse when it’s with your own kidnapper In an ordinary high-street bank, three co-workers find themselves being held captive and having to spend the night together, trapped in a tiny office with their kidnapper (he’s not that much of a threat to be honest). Hostage is a new comedy about killing time, all trying to get along, and just making the best of a bad situation really From the co-writer of Wishful Thinking: 2009 Footlights National Tour Show, co-writer of Derek: 2009 Spring Revue and winner of the 2008 RAG Stand-up Competition, ‘Hostage’ is this year’s winner of the Harry Porter Prize, awarded to Cambridge’s best new one-hour comedy play. “Strong characters, strong situation, strong laughs. This play is basically just so incredibly strong there’s a strong chance it’ll wrestle you to the floor and beat you up, while you laugh” Jesse Armstrong


    Simon the Kidnapper

    Production Team

    Writer/Director –
    Technical Director
    Lighting Designer
    Stage Manager