19:00, Tue 2nd – Sat 6th October 2018 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 0
Three short(ish) plays about family - and food. From the writer of 'The Arm in the Cat Flap' ("trod the lines of silliness, sharp wit and poignancy with nothing less than brilliance and flare", ★★★★★ - TCS; "Geelan is an abundantly talented writer. He has an innate skill in finding the right balance of the bizarre without ever tipping it over the edge", ★★★★½ - Varsity).
HAM: Flo has made her stage debut as Mr Smee in a community centre production of 'Peter Pan'. She hopes for a civilised post-show family meal at a nice restaurant, hopes that her three narcissistic siblings might get along, and that for this one night at least, just a sliver of the attention might fall on her.
EGG: Jennifer and Georgia’s brunch party take an unexpected turn, as the dark details of their guests’ marriage are laid bare over scrambled eggs. (‘Highly Commended’ by the panel of professional judges at the Downing Festival of New Writing; “A sparklingly witty farce” - TCS)
CHIPS: When Liam’s dad dies, his career-driven mum now faces the mammoth task of making him dinner each night. They eat frozen chips, watch TV, and try to get to know each other.
★★★★½ - The Tab
"As a collection, Ham, Egg and Chips fits together like a dream. With abundant laughs and a big heart, this is joyous familial theatre at its finest."