23:00, Wed 26th – Sat 29th October 2011 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 3
The Orphanarium of Erthing Worthing is a silly new comedy by two of Cambridge's biggest goofs:
"Orphans come and go, but some just stay for ever." Marcus is on orphanage work-experience and it's all gone a bit weird. Is it the eccentric proprietor with a fur-coat made of 'er not cats'? The Zimmer-frames piled up in the hallway? The fact that there's not a child in sight? Yes, it's probably that. In seventy years, no orphan has graduated from the Orphanarium of Mr Erthing Worthing, and Marcus has been sent by the villainous Jocelyn Cuddles to put a stop to this un-parented chaos. Cuddles, CEO of Closing Ltd, delights in closing everything he can: fridge doors, the borders of small countries, even his eyes. Now, it's the Orphanarium in the firing line.
Amidst the bunch of kleptomaniac/French-exchange/former glamour-model geriatrics is Dorinda, orphan nanny and all-round good-time gal. Will she be the one to convince Marcus that being an orphan is for life, not just for Christmas house-fires?
Probably, but that would be telling.